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W.J. Deutsch & Sons Increases Focus on Consumer-Driven Growth with Appointment of Renato Reyes as New Chief Marketing Officer

White Plains, NY (Vocus) November 2, 2010

W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. (Deutsch) a leading importer and marketer of 25 award-winning wines and spirits from around the world including [yellow tail], Georges Duboeuf, and Luksusowa Vodka, announced today the appointment of Renato Reyes as the new CMO, reporting to President Tom Steffanci. Reyes, the former chief marketer of Mark Anthony Brands Inc., will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all strategic and tactical marketing and public relations activities, and for the management and development of the Deutsch marketing team.

“Throughout his career, Renato has been successful in identifying unique insights and creating from those insights brand strategies and breakthrough advertising”, said Steffanci. “Reyes possesses that rare mix of outstanding strategic marketing expertise balanced with a keen understanding of the importance of basic in-market tools and tactics. I am confident that with Renato at the helm we will accelerate the growth we are already experiencing on our entire portfolio of brands including [yellow tail]. [yellow tail] has already established itself as a brand phenomenon that has introduced more Americans to wine than any other modern day wine brand. With Renato’s help, we hope to usher [yellow tail] into a new phase of growth, reaching many more consumers than ever before.”

Reyes, a classically trained brand marketing veteran, will be tasked with creating highly-impactful marketing campaigns that will speak to the rapidly changing US wine consumers of today. Successfully managing over 50 brands throughout his career, Reyes’ track record demonstrates his expertise in building brands. Most recently, at Mark Anthony Brands Inc. (including Mike’s Hard Lemonade), he was directly responsible for the “Lemonade for Grown-ups” integrated multimedia campaign that catapulted the brand to double-digit growth. Prior to his role with Mark Anthony, Reyes spent eight years with E&J Gallo Winery in a series of senior marketing positions, rising to Sr. Director/Head of Marketing of Gallo’s largest business unit, where he managed the sales and marketing team and a vast portfolio of brands across Table Wines, Sparkling Wines, Progressive Adult Beverages, and Spirits, including one of the most successful spirit launches in the history of the industry. Reyes’ marketing career and in-depth knowledge of promoting consumer products began at Procter & Gamble managing Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Olay and other leading hair and skin-care products.

“I am extremely excited to join this amazing team of professionals and apply my brand marketing experience to create campaigns that place Deutsch’s dynamic portfolio of brands firmly on the map of today’s consumers,” stated Reyes. “I have always had great respect for the company that Bill and Peter Deutsch built, and I share their philosophy of offering consumers excellent quality wines and spirits at a value. I am thrilled with the opportunity to become a part of the executive team and to contribute to the company’s long term growth by turning their brands into household names.”

About W.J. Deutsch: W.J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd. was founded in 1981 by Chairman Bill Deutsch to market quality wines produced by prestigious families from major wine regions of the world. In 2009 Deutsch announced the expansion of the award-winning company to include a separate Spirits Division, W.J. Deutsch Spirits LLC. Deutsch’s wines and spirits are sold to the trade with well-planned marketing support and are offered to U.S. consumers at fair market prices. Today the company is renowned for its brand building prowess and its ability to meet the needs of the modern consumer. Bill’s son Peter Deutsch is CEO; thus two generations of the Deutsch family work side by side in their continuous quest to build strong brands and relationships throughout the wine and spirit industry.

The W.J. Deutsch & Sons portfolio includes award-winning wines from Australia: [yellow tail], [yellow tail] Reserve, [yellow tail] Bubbles; California: Esser Vineyards, Kunde Estate; France: Andre Lurton, Georges Duboeuf, Hob Nob Vineyards, Patch Block, Pierre Sparr, Sauvion et Fils, Vidal Fleury; Italy: Barone Fini, Castello di Monastero, Coldisole, Poggio alle Sughere, Lionello Marchesi, Villa Pozzi; New Zealand: The Crossings; Portugal: Quinta Do Vale Meao; Spain: Mar De Frades (Rias Baixas), Cruz de Alba (Ribera del Duero), Ramón Bilbao Vinos Y Vinedos (Rioja), and Volteo (Castilla); Chile: Llai Llai; Argentina: Ruta 22, and award-winning spirits from Landy Cognac (France), Luksusowa Vodka (Poland), The Original Moonshine (USA) and Villa Massa (Italy).

CONTACT: Barbara Scalera, PR Director, W. J. Deutsch & Sons, 914-251-3294 barbara(dot)scalera(at)wjdeutsch(dot)com

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Schafer Corporation Appoints John M. Gilligan President & Chief Operating Officer

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 14, 2013

Schafer Corporation, a scientific, engineering and operational support organization providing high-end technical solutions to mission critical challenges, appoints John M. Gilligan President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gilligan has more than 25 years of managerial experience in leading large organizations with expertise in business strategy, organizational innovation, program implantation, and cyber security.

“John’s diverse background not only provides a solid foundation for the Schafer team, but will be paramount in strengthening our current business base and expanding into new areas,” said Dr. Michael Griffin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schafer Corporation. “His expertise and proven leadership will be vital as we continue to grow the company.”

In his new role, Mr. Gilligan will oversee day-to-day operations as well as help guide achievement of the growth objectives for the company. He will also participate as a key member of the executive management team in setting the strategic direction and goals for the Company and in communicating these to employees, customers and the board.

Prior to assuming this position, Mr. Gilligan was President of Gilligan Group, a Virginia based IT and cyber consulting firm. He also was a senior vice president and director, Defense Sector, at SRA International, Inc. Mr. Gilligan has served as the chief information officer for the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Energy and was program executive officer (PEO) for battle management and command and control for the Air Force. Mr. Gilligan was a member of the Cyber Security Commission (formed to advise the 44th President) and an advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense on IT reform. Mr. Gilligan served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team focusing on IT within the DoD and Intelligence Communities.

He serves as Chairman of the boards of directors for the Center for Internet Security, Cyber Griffin Inc., and HDT Global, Inc. He is also on the boards of Schafer Corporation, the Software Engineering Institute, and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Gilligan has been a recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Civilian Service Medal, Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award, Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award, and Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders to name a few. He earned an M.S.E. in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A. in finance from Virginia Tech University.

About Schafer Corporation

Schafer Corporation is a provider of scientific, engineering, and technical services and products applied to defeating national security threats. The Company has a national footprint supporting mission-critical programs for customers including the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Security Agency (NSA). The Company has been widely recognized for its technical expertise and ability to provide objective analysis that leads to the development of innovative, problem-solving solutions. For more information, please visit

About Metalmark Capital

Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm whose principals have a long track record of successful investing in targeted sectors, with particular focus and competence in energy/natural resources, industrials, healthcare, and defense/government services. Metalmark Capital seeks to build long-term value through active and supportive partnerships with the companies and management teams in which it invests. Metalmark Capital, which is an investment center of Citi Capital Advisors, is currently investing its latest fund with $ 2.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit


M2J Think Box Appoints Chief Information Officer

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2013

M2J Think Box, Inc., a digital marketing firm in Chicago, announced today it has appointed Scott Szwiec as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

With more than a decade of information technology and business development experience, Szwiec will direct efforts to link technology to internal and external strategies for M2J Think Box and its growing roster of local and national clients across several industries, including healthcare, sports & entertainment, retail, grocery and hospitality.

Adding Scott to our team strengthens our core and allows us to manage both internal projects and our valued clients more effectively, said Michael Miller, Chief Marketing Officer of M2J Think Box. His experience brings our digital marketing firm up to a higher echelon of ability and service.

Szwiec most recently worked at as the Vice President of Technology and Network Relations, and coordinated all technical functions to successfully launch and operate new programs. He also spearheaded network relationship business plans aligned with strategic company goals, and served on the companys senior management team. During his tenure, Szwiec cultivated strong business partnerships with leading healthcare companies such as Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Careington and Delta Dental.

Prior to, Szwiec worked in technical roles at Software Architects, Inc. and Strong Capital Management, Inc. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

For more information about M2J Think Box, visit or contact Michael Miller at Michael(at)M2JThinkBox(dot)com.

About M2J Think Box, Inc.

Located in Chicago, M2J Think Box is a digital marketing agency with consulting experience and tools that help businesses starting out in a basement, to companies whose names are on the 101st floor. Driving innovation for businesses through insight and knowledge, M2J Think Box provides comprehension and control, while reducing the time and costs associated with fragmented strategies. Its valued clients include Cigna,, Falcon's Boxing Gym, Live Nation, The Mister Shop and Storck.


Bud Owen and Tony Click Join Clinverse, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

Clinverse, Inc., a global technology and eclinical commerce network for clinical trials, announced today the addition of Bud Owen as Chief Financial Officer and Tony Click as Chief Technology Officer. Both Bud and Tony bring extensive experience in their respective fields and serve as strategic members of the management team for the company.

In his role as CFO, Bud leads all financial aspects of the company, including accounting, treasury, tax and human resources activities. He is a veteran senior finance executive who was most recently with Clinipace, Inc., a global CRO. Prior to Clinipace, Bud served as CFO at a number of global companies in the software, web services, media and chemical industries. During his career, he has been either a principal or an advisor in more than 40 M&A transactions with a total transaction value of $ 1.5 billion. Bud has a Master of Business Administration from Queens University (Canada) and is an Ernst & Young (Toronto) alumni.

As Chief Technology Officer, Tony is responsible for all technical and architectural aspects of Clinverses software and eclinical commerce network. He brings more than 20 years of experience developing customer software solutions across many industries including finance, insurance, publishing, telecom, construction and utilities. His specialties include systems with high throughput, computationally intensive and Big Data requirements. Prior to joining Clinverse, Tony provided outsourced CTO services for early-stage startups and served as the VP of Enterprise Architecture at Merkle, a database analytics company. Tony also ran his own consulting firm for 11 years, which delivered architectural and project management services. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Duke Universitys Fuqua School of Business.

"We look forward to leveraging Bud and Tonys industry knowledge and expertise to continue to grow our lead in the area of financial lifecycle systems for the clinical trials industry," said Steve Ayala, Clinverse co-founder and president. "Their leadership and experience are critical to our success as we continue to expand globally and seek to provide our customers with exceptional financial process automation solutions that fill an important, yet unmet need in clinical trials."

About Clinverse, Inc.

Clinverse, Inc. is a global technology and financial services company that delivers highly secure, cloud-based financial management and payment solutions for the clinical trials industry. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Raleigh, NC, the company delivers clinical financial solutions through the only truly collaborative and transparent financial management and payment platform. Used by leading BioPharma companies, Clinverse has developed ClinPay


LCMS Solutions Names New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 17, 2013

LCMS Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dale L. Ziegler as Chief Executive Officer. LCMS is a CLIA certified laboratory providing clinical diagnostic information to doctors, utilizing the latest mass spectrometry technology and techniques to support medical professionals and mitigate risk to patients.

Dale brings decades of successful management experience to the team said Dr. Mark Lortie, Chief Scientific Officer of LCMS, we are excited to have him join our rapidly growing company.

Prior to joining LCMS, Mr. Ziegler was a Managing Director with Carlisle Enterprises, LLC, a La Jolla, CA based private equity investment firm since 1993. Mr. Ziegler has extensive experience in problem-solving environments including business evaluation, planning and strategy formulation, crisis management and restructuring as well as streamlining operations. His background as a senior financial and operating executive provided him with vast expertise in operational controls, including profit improvement/cost reduction, cash flow management and asset management.

Mr. Ziegler previously served on the boards and was actively involved in the management of UVP, LLC, Contractors Wire & Cable, LLC, Benetech, Inc., Kendro Laboratory Products and Garrett Aviation Services, all of which are former Carlisle portfolio companies.

Said Ziegler The advanced technology we employ and the reputation of the team were key factors in my decision to join LCMS Solutions. Im enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead the organization at this exciting time in our growth.

About LCMS Solutions

LCMS Solutions is a CLIA certified laboratory providing comprehensive toxicology and clinical testing services through the most accurate urine drug testing (UDT) available. Utilizing the latest mass spectrometry technology and techniques to provide fast, accurate information we also offer the distinct advantage of expert consultative services provided by two recognized authorities in this discipline. Our science supports the medical community by providing validation and information to mitigate risk to patients and practitioners.

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Hacker Conference to Announce Chief Information Security Officer of the Year in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

This years Global CISO Forum, the executive-level event running with Hacker Halted, the agenda includes a particularly exciting event: the CISO Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on September 19, 2013. The CISO Awards Luncheon will honor security visionaries from around the world in the following categories:

C|CISO of the Year - This award, available only to EC-Council Certified CISOs (C|CISOs), recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. One C|CISO who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CIO of the Year - This award, available only to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. Security cannot be achieved without the support of management. This is the information security industrys chance to recognize the leaders that support the security leaders in achieving greatness. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

CISO of the Year - This award, available only to Information Security Executives (VP, CISO, etc.), recognizes an individuals outstanding work in information security. One executive who has contributed to the information security industry, shown tremendous professional growth and achievement, and has promoted strong, innovative security practices will be honored.

EC-Council felt inclined to include a nod to the executives at this years Hacker Halted as a way of bringing the front-line defenders of security together with the executives who are making security a priority in the boardroom. Eric Lopez, Director of Conferences & Events for EC-Council put it this way, Its becoming increasingly apparent that the information security industry suffers from a lack of communication. This is not a problem that is shared by criminal hackers Black Hat Hackers share information far more freely than the White Hat Security side does. The CISO Forum is EC-Council trying to bridge that communication gap, not just between peers in the industry, but between executives and analysts, CISOs and network administrators.

Professionals are encouraged to apply as well as to nominate their colleagues, and in the case of the CIO of the year, possibly their managers. To apply, interested professionals should enter their information at the Awards website in order to receive the application form.

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Mobility and Big Data Analytics Provider NuWare Announces the Appointment of Rohit Shyam as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 07, 2013

NuWare Technology Corp., a leading provider of Mobility, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud Infrastructure Management solutions to Life Sciences, Capital Markets, and Retail industries announced today the appointment of Rohit Shyam as Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer.

In his 20 years with companies such as IBM, CSC, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Accelrys, and SAIC, as well as innovative tech ventures, Mr. Shyam showed flair for transformative change and for shaking up the status quo.

Mr. Shyam has proven experience in growing technology businesses through effective marketing. Most recently, Mr. Shyam served as Partner at a Private Equity Firm focusing on Healthcare, Big Data & Cloud Computing space. Prior to that he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Accelrys Inc. where he led marketing, innovation, strategy, and M&A and ushered the company into verticals such as Life Sciences, Energy, and CPG. Prior to joining Accelrys, Rohit has served as Partner for Computer Sciences Corporation. Rohit was a Principal at IBM, where he helped launch its life sciences practice. He also led strategic consulting initiatives as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton and as Senior Vice President of SAIC and has had success as a start-up company entrepreneur.

Commenting on Mr. Shyam's appointment, Venk Krishnan NuWares Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, said: "This is a strategic appointment for NuWare and signals the next phase in our evolution as a global business. NuWare is at the point where we need someone to focus full time on corporate development, M&A, strategy, branding, and marketing. Rohit's background and expertise in the Life Science and CPG/Retail markets and understanding of the applications of Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, and Mobility make him an excellent choice for this role. Its a pleasure to have such an experienced professional in place and leading this critical part of our business and driving forward our strategy to capture the commercial benefits presented by changing technology and customer requirements and to achieve our growth ambition.

Mr. Shyam holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

About NuWare Technology Corp.

NuWare is a leader in Cloud based Solutions, Infrastructure Management, Mobility and Social & Big Data Analytics. Our Innovation accelerates the competitiveness of our clients. NuWare develops solutions and provides professional services for Capital Markets, CPG/Retail, and Life Sciences industry verticals. Our solutions are used by Sales & Marketing, Operations, IT, and Supply Chain professionals for gaining deep insights from their data silos, rapid mobilization of both legacy and SaaS applications, remote infrastructure management, and social analytics. Our technology and services are designed to meet the needs of today's leading organizations. Several organizations in Life Sciences, Capital Markets, and CPG/Retail use our solutions.

NuWare partners with leading and innovative companies such as QlikView, Talend, MongoDB, CouchDB, Veliq, Cadis, MarkIT, Salesforce, Workday, Hortonworks, Greenplum, Oracle, Amazon AWS, Riak, Cassandra, Actian, Fonemine, Membase, MapR, Tableau, HBase, Datastax, Redis, and Valgenesis.

NuWare has offices in San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Iselin, Bangalore, and Macau. For more information about NuWare, visit its website at

CONTACT: NuWare Technology Corp.

Samantha Adlard, 650.539.4001


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Chief Outsiders Expands to Northern California Region

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2012

Businesses in the San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento areas of Northern California are gaining access to new and significant support in their quest for growth as San Jose, CA based branding and strategic marketing executive Charles Born joins Chief Outsiders. Chief Outsiders is one of the nations fastest growing and most innovative marketing strategy firms focused on building and executing market based growth plans for midsize and growth companies through fractional, or part-time marketing executives. As a Chief Outsider, Born will assist growth-oriented businesses achieve their performance goals as a part time or interim senior marketing executive.

Im pleased to be part of Chief Outsiders, Born said. I think our unique business model brings needed senior level marketing experts to fast growth and midsize firms who otherwise may not have access to the marketing and strategy expertise they need. I'm excited to contribute my expertise in B2B and high tech marketing and brand positioning with companies in the Northern California area as a Chief Outsiders CMO.

Mr. Born has more than 30 years experience managing and growing a broad range of B2B and B2C hardware, software and services brands with specific expertise in positioning companies to create new market categories or expand existing ones. After a few years managing a family business, his career started with small $ 2M software and consulting company that in a decade he helped grow to $ 800M in annual revenue. It includes senior level marketing and sales positions at global Fortune 1000 companies like Compaq, Nortel and Amdocs as well as most recently several successful fast growth companies in the eCommerce and SaaS market.

His approach as a pragmatic strategist is built from experience gained evangelizing and marketing solutions in data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics, open computing, CRM, billing and payments, customer experience systems, OSS/BSS, eCommerce, security and fraud and financial services to name a few. His diverse global background includes extensive experience building strong marketing and sales alignment and creating an effective dialog with B2B and B2C buyers that establishes value.


AMES Taping Tools Appoints Fred Daniels as Chief Executive Officer

Stone Mountain, GA (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

AMES Taping Tools, the leading provider of automatic taping and finishing (ATF) tools, supplies and training to the professional drywall finishing industry, is pleased to announce that Fred J. Daniels III has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer effective October 24, 2012.

Mr. Daniels brings to AMES his 22 years of management experience at Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC). During this time, he held positions of increasing responsibility in HERCs tool rental business, with deep experience in operations, branch management, outside sales, logistics and information systems. Most recently, Mr. Daniels ran HERCs largest region with 85 locations and over 1,000 employees as the Eastern Region Division Vice President. During the past two years at the helm, Mr. Daniels has driven double digit revenue growth in his region annually.

The AMES Board of Directors and former CEO, Andrew Reed, have announced a mutual separation following the consolidation of AMES operations into the company's expanded Atlanta headquarters, servicing center and assembly facility. Mr. Reed has helped to facilitate this transition. Mr. Reed joined the company during one of the steepest declines in history for construction activity, the primary market served by AMES. The restructured company is now well positioned as the industry begins to show signs of recovery. The board wishes to thank Mr. Reed for his service to the company. He will remain in the Chicago area and pursue other endeavors with construction and building products businesses.

About AMES Taping Tools

Headquartered in Stone Mountain, Georgia, AMES Taping Tools is the industrys leading provider of drywall finishing tools, supplies and training. AMES pioneered the development of automatic taping and finishing tool technology in the 1930s, dramatically improving the speed, quality and efficiency of the professional finisher. AMES supplies, supports and services residential and commercial interior finishing applications through a network of company-owned and franchise operations in over 180 locations across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit AMES at or call 800-408-2801; or explore TapeTech at or call 800-426-6256.

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Ying named Chief Technology Officer of SimpleC to Implement Brand New Therapy Initiative

Atlanta, GA. (PRWEB) October 23, 2012

SimpleC is pleased to announce that Jun Ying has been appointed to the key management position of Chief Technology Officer.

As CTO, Ying will be responsible for steering and monitoring SimpleCs new product expansion strategy, TaaS (Therapy as a Service tm). The new initiative will take SimpleC technology and move it further into the continuum of care, by offering SimpleC services on more devices and in more custom fields of behavioral service.

Juns passion for technology driven innovation makes him a perfect fit for SimpleC, stated Dan Pompilio, SimpleCs CEO. He shares the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that has defined SimpleCs emergence as the non-pharmaceutical therapy of choice for patients with Alzheimers and other mood, behavioral, and memory related disorders. Juns widely respected expertise in hands-on research and development will be an asset to SimpleCs continued contributions to cutting edge care.

Most recently, Ying was Regional Chief Information Officer at ING Insurance Asia/Pacific, bringing together seven countries in a rationalized technology organization. Jun was also SVP and Head of Corporate Applications at ING US, where he was responsible for IT operations for all corporate functions such as finance, risk and HR.

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