Logicalis US Appoints Nathan Fong as New CFO

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2013

Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com), today announced the appointment of Nathan Fong to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the United States. Fong will work in the companys New York City headquarters.

Nathan has an extensive background in finance coupled with an impressive roster of leadership positions in a variety of industries spanning both large and small organizations. These experiences have given him a unique business perspective and expansive view of the market as a whole, says Vince DeLuca, CEO of Logicalis US. I am pleased to welcome Nathan to the Logicalis US executive team.

In his new role at Logicalis, Fong will be responsible for bridging strategy and operational day-to-day processes providing executive direction and oversight of the companys US finance, accounting, tax and strategic planning functions. He will also be tasked with overseeing Logicalis banking and auditing relationships as well as spearheading Logicalis growth initiatives throughout the US.

Logicalis is an exceptional organization with an enviable portfolio of solutions and services, Fong says. It is an honor to have been chosen to help drive the companys future success in the US, and I look forward to becoming an integral part of the Logicalis team.

A certified public accountant, Fongs previous experience includes more than 20 years of executive finance positions in a variety of industries spanning mobile Internet to digital media, publishing and entertainment. Most recently, Fong served as both CFO and COO for Motricity, a provider of mobile Internet services. Prior to Motricity, Fong held the dual roles of CFO and interim CEO for Atrinsic Inc., a direct-to-consumer Internet search-marketing company. He also served as both CFO and executive vice president for The Orchard Enterprise Inc., a digital media services company; CFO of Rodale International, a global publisher of health and wellness books and magazines; CFO and senior vice president of media and entertainment company Discovery Networks International; and divisional vice president of global finance for entertainment and media giant Twentieth Century Fox.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, Microsoft, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $ 1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $ 5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

eBuddy Appoints New Director of Worldwide Sales

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (PRWEB UK) 19 July 2012

eBuddy (http://www.ebuddy.com), a provider of web and mobile messaging worldwide, today announced the appointment of Marita van Wijngaarden as the companys new Director of Worldwide Sales, where she will be responsible for leading the sales and ad trafficking teams and managing all international advertising sales. Van Wijngaarden brings more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience leading both online and offline ad sales teams, which she will apply toward driving global advertising sales for eBuddy with a strong focus on both the automated and premium ad market.

eBuddy is among the most popular instant messengers in the world with more than 30 million users every month, and offers unique opportunities for premium brands and advertisers who want to target a young, highly engaged, socially relevant audience in more than 200 countries, said Sytse Zuidema, COO of eBuddy. Todays announcement of Marita van Wijngaarden as Director of Worldwide Sales is a direct reflection of the accelerated growth eBuddy has experienced as a publisher in the web and mobile advertising market.

eBuddy Audience

eBuddy features a young audience with 44 percent of users between 18 to 24 years old, of which 56 percent are students. eBuddy users login to eBuddy Chat an average of 24 times each month, and the average time of engagement per session on eBuddy Chat is 59 minutes. The eBuddy audience is also socially relevant with an average of 220 contacts per user, and over 97 percent of eBuddy users actively engaged on social networks.

The advertising opportunities that eBuddy offers to brands and advertisers are second-to-none in terms of age group, user engagement, and social relevance, and Im excited to join eBuddy at such an important time in the companys development, said Van Wijngaarden. We will continue to leverage eBuddys core advertising competencies in automated trade, while also working with the more than 50 local, specialized sales houses around the world that represent eBuddy in the premium advertising market on both web and mobile.

Prior to eBuddy, Van Wijngaarden served as Managing Director at WebAds, an interactive advertising company, where she was responsible for the Dutch subsidiary, and also prior to that led the companys sales and operations. Prior to WebAds, Van Wijngaarden held the position of Sales Director at SanomaMedia, where she was responsible for managing the sales and B2B marketing activities for seven different publications. She earned a Bachelor degree in Marketing Communications from Eindhoven University, and a Marketing degree from the Netherlands Institute of Marketing (NIMA).

To learn more about advertising opportunities with eBuddy, please visit http://www.ebuddy.com/advertising.html to download the eBuddy Media Kit.

About eBuddy

eBuddy provides web and mobile messaging for everyone, everywhere – processing over 17 billion messages a month to more than 30 millions users worldwide. The companys earliest product, eBuddy Chat, is the worlds first, independent, browser-based instant messaging service. This multi-chat network supports Facebook Chat, MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, MySpace, ICQ and AOL in one aggregated interface via the Web, mobile platforms including iOS, Android, J2ME and mobile Web-enabled devices.

eBuddy XMS (http://www.ebuddyxms.com) is a free, real-time messaging app for smartphones that eliminates all SMS fees for unlimited messaging. eBuddy XMS is currently available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia and Windows Phone 7 devices.

Founded in 2003 and based in Amsterdam, San Francisco and Singapore, eBuddy is a privately held company backed by Prime Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or learn more at http://www.ebuddy.com.