Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement
Vancouver, BC (Vocus) October 16, 2008
Colligo Networks, a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced Genèse Castonguay, Vice President of Marketing was named a Finalist in the Best Canadian Executive category in the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run - worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word 'crowned,' winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, November 14. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S. and several other countries are expected to attend.
More than 1,200 entries were submitted for consideration in 50 categories, including Best Executive, Best Entrepreneur, and Best Community Involvement Program.
Genèse contributed to a significant turnaround at Colligo Networks. She was hired to lead marketing in July 2006, shortly after the launch of a new product line. She quickly executed highly effective campaigns that earned significant industry recognition - with awards such as '2008 Best of Tech Ed' and 'Windows IT Pro Editors Best' - and increased the marketing database from 3,000 to 30,000 contacts. Genèse also established the company's inside sales team, achieving 238% year-over-year revenue growth and surpassing sales quota by 124%. Colligo is now profitable and growing over 100% per year, due in large part to Genèse's dedication and drive.
"Genèse's creativity and focus on marketing and sales strategies that deliver measureable results have had a significant impact on Colligo Networks," comments Barry Jinks, President and CEO, Colligo Networks. "She is an integral part of the senior management team, which has achieved tremendous success over the past two years. We congratulate her on being selected as a finalist for the Best Canadian Executive."
Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging.
"Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement," said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition. We congratulate all of the Finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."
Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/women.
About Colligo Networks
Colligo is a leading provider of desktop collaboration solutions. Its client-based software solutions extend the functionality of collaboration and content management applications like Microsoft Office SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. Designed to increase productivity, Colligo products move critical data storage and synchronization functions from the server to the desktop, enabling users to more effectively capture, access, edit, and share information when and where they need it. From instant team collaboration to remote user access, Colligo enhances the collaboration experience for over 200,000 licensed users in more than 50 countries. Customers include PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, KPMG, Qualcomm, and Grant Thornton. Colligo is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV partner and IBM Business Partner. For more information visit http://www.colligo.com.
Colligo is a trademark of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.
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E-mail: azanatta @ colligo.com