Safeware Announces Walt Owens as Director of Higher Education

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Walt Owens has joined Safeware’s business development team as Director of Higher Education.

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Safeware is growing rapidly and remains committed to this channel while listening to feedback and doing things the right way.

Owens joins Safeware with over 21 years of experience in the higher education channel specializing in technology sales and service at Oberlin College and the College of Wooster. During this time, Owens recognized that with hardware sales margins falling, college stores needed innovative ways to increase revenue, while providing students with quality products and services. This philosophy led to Owens serving as the Council Chair of the Campus Computer Resellers Alliance (CCRA) from 2011-2012. The CCRA provides and advocates programs and services that campus resellers need to sustain viable businesses while effectively supporting the academic missions of their colleges and universities.

One of the services Owens quickly identified as providing value for students, was the product protection plans provided by Safeware. With a belief and commitment to the program, Owens quickly achieved some of the highest attachment rates in the country among participating colleges.

Owens’ passion and knowledge of the Higher Education environment created the perfect synergy to join the Safeware team and oversee the channel. Safeware’s President, Bryan Schutjer, says that “Walt’s rare work background makes him the ideal individual to help college stores design and implement product protection plans that meet the needs of the student populations they serve.”

Owens shared that “Safeware is growing rapidly and remains committed to this channel while listening to feedback and doing things the right way. Bringing my years of college store experience and relationships is win-win. I am anxious to help add value and share my experiences running a college bookstore while working with current friends and making new ones.”

About Safeware
Founded in 1982, Safeware is a fully licensed Insurance Agency as well as a Third Party Administrator for Extended Warranty and Service Plan Solutions. This unique combination gives partners the flexibility to customize a program that meets their distinct needs, and allows their customers to own their products with confidence.

By offering unique and customizable options and best-in-class customer support, Safeware has emerged as one of the Nation’s leading providers of protection solutions for consumer products.

To learn more about Safeware, please visit us online, or contact us at 800-800-1492.

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Michael Cole
Tel: 614.310.1282
Email: mcole(at)safeware(dot)com

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