Everyone Counts Expands Team of Technology and Election Innovators

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New Sales Professionals Join Team to Meet Increased Demand

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The adoption and growth of our business has been dramatic this past year and with this additional sales capacity we will be able to serve an even larger portion of the market.

Everyone Counts, Inc. announced today the addition of three new Regional Sales Directors in line with the Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s recommendation to bring innovation to U.S. elections. Shelley Furse, Donald DeFord and John Fagan join the company as the adoption of Everyone Counts’ Perpetually State-of-the Art™ SaaS (software as a service) elections platform, eLect™, continues to accelerate.

The mission of Everyone Counts is to innovate the election industry for the benefit of voters, legislatures and elections administrators alike.

“To lead the industry in the transition to state-of-the art, secure and scalable systems we continue to assemble a world-class team from within the election industry and from other advanced technology areas,” said Lori Steele, Everyone Counts’ Founder and CEO.

Shelley Furse joins Everyone Counts from 13 years as US Sales Director at Microsoft where she led enterprise solutions sales worth over $250 million in the education and public sector markets. Prior to Microsoft Shelley spent 8 years at Apple as a Senior Systems Engineer and Business Development executive.

Donald DeFord is a nationally recognized leader in disability and HAVA election technology and served as the HAVA Manager for the State of Oregon. He has a strong track record successfully implementing new technology. Prior to his tenure in the Oregon Secretary of State's office, Don spent 18 years in sales with Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and McKesson.

John Fagan comes to Everyone Counts from government enterprise solutions sales at Active Network. Previously John was the top performer in growing public and private sector sales with T2 Systems, a leading parking revenue management company. John’s role was instrumental in support of T2’s quest to change that industry by helping clients adopt advanced, easy to operate SaaS technology.

“We are thrilled to have sales executives of this caliber, with a unique track record of success and with passion for our mission, join our team,” said Ms. Steele. “The adoption and growth of our business has been dramatic this past year and with this additional sales capacity we will be able to serve an even larger portion of the market.”

About Everyone Counts:
Everyone Counts is disrupting the $31 billion elections industry and migrating government and private-sector elections worldwide to its Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The company provided election services to nearly 100 election jurisdictions across the US in the 2012 Presidential election, pioneered the first use of iPads for voting in the State of Oregon in 2011 and 2012, and provided the largest ever online voting to-date in a government election, in the State of New South Wales, Australia in 2011. Bosnia-Herzegovina provided Everyone Counts’ voting systems to citizens with disabilities in a Pilot election, so that they could vote privately and independently for the first time. 2013 has seen Everyone Counts taking stewardship of the State of New Jersey’s Voter Registration System, as well as providing online voting for the iconic Academy Awards, which resulted in their highest voter participation ever.

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