Corel Appoints David Roberts as Vice-President, Enterprise Solutions
Thursday, August 08, 2002
Former Microsoft Executive to Spearhead Corel's Enterprise Sales Strategy OTTAWA, ONTARIO--Corel Corporation today announced the appointment of David Roberts to the position of vice-president, enterprise solutions a key role in the company's drive to expand and fortify its position in large enterprise accounts. Mr. Roberts joins Corel following 12 years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as General Manager for Microsoft's Global Accounts organization. In this capacity, he was responsible for driving Microsoft's worldwide enterprise sales and services strategies, in addition to promoting policies and programs designed specifically for the company's largest enterprise customers. While at Microsoft, Mr. Roberts held a number of key strategy and sales positions. As Senior Director of Partners in the Worldwide Enterprise Group, he was responsible for the company's worldwide enterprise sales and services strategy with global technology and outsourcing alliance partners. Mr. Roberts will lead Corel's enterprise sales division with a clear mandate to strengthen its relationships with top corporate accounts and increase sales of the company's portfolio of enterprise-focused solutions. Mr. Roberts will be based out of Corel's Dallas office. "We are very pleased to welcome David to Corel as a key member of the company's sales leadership team," said Gary Klembara, executive vice-president of sales at Corel Corporation. "David has enjoyed a distinguished sales career and has builta solid reputation within the enterprise community through his expertise, knowledge and extensive contacts. He has a proven track record of exceeding sales targets and building strong relationships with Fortune 500 enterprise clients. We intend to fully capitalize on David's considerable assets as we move aggressively to strengthen our presence in the enterprise market." "I am very excited to be joining Corel at a time when the company is taking decisive steps to grow its enterprise client base," said David Roberts, vice-president of enterprise solutions at Corel Corporation. "With established global brands and a full complement of enterprise solutions and services, the company is well positioned to offer a compelling business benefit to corporate clients."