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LinuxPR: OpenSales Lures Fortune 500 Veterans to Management Team

May 17, 2000, 23:49 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open Source E-commerce Software Company Announces VP of Sales, VP of Business Development, CFO."

"OpenSales, Inc., the leading provider of open source e-commerce solutions, today announced that it has used its recently acquired Series A funding to successfully attract Fortune 500 executives to the company's management team. Leadership positions at the company--which is preparing to launch its OpenSales AllCommerce(tm) open source e-commerce platform later this month--have been taken by:

  • Jennifer Cooper, Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Cooper has over 15 years of experience in leading the sales and strategic business development efforts with companies such as VXtreme, Inc., a Microsoft-acquired pioneer in streaming video, IBM and Oracle Corporation.

  • Christopher Schilling, Chief Financial Officer. Schilling comes to OpenSales with a ten-year track record of overseeing major financing for clients of Banc of America Securities, LLC, a subsidiary of Bank of America. In addition to founding the Mezzanine Finance Group at Banc of America Securities, Schilling also held key vice presidential and directorial positions in the private placements and capital markets groups at the institution.

  • Karen Varnado, Vice President of Business Development. A 20-year veteran of high technology, Varnado has held executive positions at IBM, Ziff-Davis and Oracle Corporation where she built and managed worldwide partnerships, strategic business development efforts and sales and marketing programs.

    "Chris, Jennifer and Karen bring tremendous value through their experience that will allow OpenSales to aggressively establish itself as the leader in customer-centered e-commerce solutions," said Bonnie Crater, President and CEO of OpenSales, Inc. "Each member of the executive team is committed to our vision of leveraging the open source development model for the future of applications development. As we prepare to launch OpenSales AllCommerce, we will be relying upon their expertise to expand the company's presence in the marketplace."

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