Monday, August 27, 2007

John Marrah Taking Over at PCS

We have learned from our sources at ProfitCenter Software that John Marrah has left his position as head of Escalate Retail to take over the head spot at PCS. Here is the text of the press release:

ProfitCenter Software Inc. ("PCS"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE:SYX), announced today the appointment of John Marrah as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Richard Leeds, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Systemax Inc. commented, "I am extremely pleased to have someone of John’s stature come aboard to lead PCS. I consider John to be the world’s leading executive in the direct marketing and multi-channel retail software industry, and his joining PCS recognizes the company and its product’s strong position as the right technology platform for the direct marketing industry in the future. John Marrah provides the senior leadership and experience necessary to take the PCS product and business to the next level."

John Marrah brings over 23 years of software and technology experience to his leadership role at PCS. He most recently served as President of Escalate Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for direct and multi-channel commerce, where he was responsible for Escalate’s engagement in retail vertical industries and delivery of customer value across all business units. During his eight years at Escalate (formerly Ecometry Corporation), John grew the company significantly thorough the replatforming of the Ecometry system to an open systems platform and through the acquisitions of Blue Martini Software, ADS Retail and GERS. Prior to joining Escalate, John was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Workgroup Technology Corporation. Additionally, he has held executive management positions at Oracle Corporation, XDB Systems, and Information Dimensions Inc.

We have a call scheduled with John Marrah tomorrow morning, and will post further details on this very significant development Friday morning.

Meanwhile, we have set up an ad hod discussion board for anyone wishing to comment on this. Just click here Discuss PCS & Escalate to participate. You may also, of course, post comments right here on the blog immediately under this listing.

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