ColdSpark (www.coldspark.com), the leader in next-generation enterprise messaging infrastructure, today announced that Mike Puterbaugh has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Mr. Puterbaugh is a technology industry veteran with a strong track record of accelerating market awareness and growth for enterprise software solutions. Mr. Puterbaugh will report directly to ColdSpark's CEO, Kelly Wanser, and will oversee all aspects of ColdSpark's marketing activities, including analyst and media relations, demand generation, marketing programs and brand strategy, to further increase the visibility and awareness of the company's portfolio of solutions.
"Mike is an energetic and passionate leader who will help take our business to the next level of success," said Ms. Wanser. "We are counting on Mike to accelerate our current momentum by increasing awareness of ColdSpark, supporting strong, direct lines of communication with our customers, cementing our position in the enterprise space and promoting the business value of the SparkEngine platform and ColdSpark solutions."
Mr. Puterbaugh comes to ColdSpark with extensive experience in marketing enterprise software. He was most recently with eEye Digital Security as vice president of marketing, where he helped establish eEye as one of the industry's fastest growing network security software companies. Under his supervision, eEye's products were lauded by numerous publications, including Network World, PC Magazine, eWeek, SC Magazine and Windows ITPro. Mr. Puterbaugh was also critical in establishing eEye as the foremost educator on security software in publications such as Red Herring, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as being named Frost & Sullivan's Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for 2005. Prior to eEye, Mr. Puterbaugh held senior marketing positions at Quest Software, Mercury Interactive and Intel.
"ColdSpark is a truly innovative company that combines unparalleled technology, a solid management team and a tremendous market opportunity," said Mr. Puterbaugh. "ColdSpark already provides the world's largest financial institutions with the most scalable and powerful messaging infrastructure available. This is just the tip of the iceberg for ColdSpark, and my goal is to ensure the company reaches its full potential."
ColdSpark has created the next generation of enterprise email infrastructure, based on the SparkEngine(TM) Mail Transport Platform (MTP), a new type of message platform for mail networks. The patent-pending SparkEngine is the foundation of ColdSpark's suite of advanced email security, compliance and customer care solutions, designed to solve important challenges facing enterprises in the capabilities, management and performance of email for critical business operations. Founded in 2001 by email technology veterans, ColdSpark's customers include Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Washington Mutual Bank, Fidelity, Bear Stearns and Equifax.
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