Davalen Extends Commitment to IBM with Large Investment in Staff for Smarter Collaboration Solutions

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In support of a Smarter Planet, Davalen hires four new sales executives for the US mid-Atlantic and East Coast regions to assist IBM in implementing and maintaining Collaboration Solutions.

Davalen, LLC, a leader in IBM software implementation and integration solutions, is proud to announce four key hires in support of its expanding role in the new IBM Collaboration Solutions brand (formerly IBM Lotus Software).

In expanding its professional sales force, Davalen is now in a position to provide support to a growing and important IBM brand, Collaboration Solutions. IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) are designed to help customers become a “social business,” one that embraces networks of people to create business value. Products within the ICS portfolio include Sametime/SUT, Forms, Connections, Notes, Quickr, Expeditor, XPages, and WebSphere Portal.

"As an IBM Premier Business Partner, Davalen's success is directly tied to the innovation and adaptation of IBM in the marketplace," explains Len Barker, co-founder of Davalen. "With our recent investment in senior sales staff, we are extending our commitment and belief in IBM Software. We feel confident in the opportunities that have already been secured into our pipeline, and look forward to providing exceptional customer experiences in the social business space.”

In addition to supporting IBM Software Group, Davalen will also offer services including architecture, project management, application development, search and discovery, content management, staffing, and mobility across the IBM Software portfolio.

The new sales team includes John Catona, vice president and director of collaborative sales. With over 30-years experience including Director, Management and sales positions at IBM, Filenet, and MQ; Catona hails from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he worked on mid-Atlantic accounts while with IBM. He will direct the efforts of the sales team as it grows, and will handle direct sales in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Jeff Mirman joined Davalen as a technical pre-sales specialist, he spent 18-years at IBM. His last position at IBM was a Lotus Technical Brand Specialist in the Mid-Atlantic. Mirman lives in Charlotte as well, and will support the sales team by providing technical presentations and industry know-how.

Donald Pasquale is Davalen's new client executive on the sales team. Pasquale has worked for companies like FileNet and OpenText; he brings a wealth of knowledge and sales experience to a variety of vertical markets. Most recently, Pasquale served as regional sales director for Panviva, a provider for business process guidance for call centers.; he will be based in Boston, and responsible for the Northeast region.

Rounding out the new sales team is Mary Binda, inside-sales representative with 20-years experience in the library and information sciences field; she brings strong analytical and people skills to the Davalen team.

In addition to added support to IBM Collaboration Solutions, Davalen will also apply the new resources to its existing portfolio of IBM brands, including IBM Customer Experience Suite, IBM Exceptional Web Experience, IBM Intranet Experience Suite, and others.

About Davalen

A veteran owned and operated company; Davalen was founded in 1993 in Massachusetts and has opened offices across the United States while servicing clients worldwide. Led by former U.S. military officers, Davalen brings a highly effective discipline to all of its projects, including the hiring and training of new talent. Davalen's consultants are recognized for their leadership among advanced IBM technologies and the practical application of those technologies in a business environment.

For additional information on Davalen, contact Ruth Jarvis by telephone at 800-827-8451 ext 105, or by email at rjarvis(at)davalen(dot)com. To learn more about how Davalen can help with your IBM investment, contact Dave Jacob by telephone at 800-827-8451 ext 104, or by email at djacob(at)davalen(dot)com. You can also visit Davalen’s website at http://www.davalen.com.

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