Kace Adds to World-Class Management Team
Industry Veteran Baker Named VP Marketing for Leader in IT Automation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 17, 2005 - KACE™, Rethinking IT by delivering simple, affordable IT automation solutions that really work, today announced the appointment of Sheila Baker as Vice President of Marketing. Baker will report to Rob Meinhardt, Co-founder and CEO of KACE, and will be responsible for all KACE marketing activities
"We are pleased that such a high-caliber, experienced marketing professional has joined KACE," said Rob Meinhardt, Co-founder and CEO of KACE. "Our success has been and will be predicated on providing our customers and strategic partners with the most comprehensive, flexible desktop and server management solution on the market, while maintaining ease of use and implementation. Sheila's experience in creating and executing strategic marketing initiatives will be instrumental as KACE moves to its next level of growth."
Baker is a highly experienced marketing, sales, and engineering executive with proven results at leading open-source and technology companies such as VA Software MontaVista Software, The Santa Cruz Operation, Hewlett Packard/Apollo Computer and Raytheon. She joins KACE from VA Software (NASDAQ: LNUX), where she served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, and drove marketing for SourceForge Enterprise Edition. Prior to VA Software, Baker spent three years at MontaVista Software, serving as Vice President, Marketing, where she was instrumental in company positioning, product marketing, and creating partner programs that enabled MontaVista to achieve a leadership position in the embedded Linux market.
Baker holds a BS in Computer Science and Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, and an MS in Management from Northeastern University.
"I am excited to join a team of seasoned professionals with a great track record in technology innovation. KACE is solving a critical problem the Fortune 100,000 has in managing desktop and servers. As the cost of managing the network continues to grow, companies must embrace new technologies and protect themselves from emerging threats," said Baker. "The product is solid, there are already some substantial customers using it, and I believe the company has the opportunity to create a new dynamic in the IT automation market that actually delivers an immediate return on investment."
KACE is a privately-held technology company that's Rethinking IT by delivering simple, affordable IT automation solutions that really work. Its KBOX™ product line makes IT automation more accessible for more companies through unparalleled ease-of-use, comprehensive solution capabilities and effective pricing. KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit www.kace.com or call 1-888-522-3638.