Netkey Enhances Western Sales Team with Experienced Software Professionals; Provenza and Barber Join Kiosk Industry Leader
Company Opens San Diego Regional Office to Target Western U.S., Latin American and Asian-Pacific Markets
SAN DIEGO -- April 5, 2001 -- Netkey, Inc., the leading provider of innovative and scalable software products and services for self-service devices including kiosks, Web-enabled ATMs and managed PCs, today announced that it has appointed Salvatore Provenza as Western region vice president of sales and Jeffrey Barber as Western region director of sales. The company also announced the opening of a San Diego regional office to target sales in the Western U.S., Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Rim.
Provenza brings more than twenty years experience in U.S. and international sales to Netkey. He has previously held senior management positions with Microsoft, AT&T, NCR, Galileo International and CAIS Internet. Provenza's experience with Internet kiosks, software and network communications provides Netkey with a solid foundation for opening new markets and aggressively driving revenue in its target markets.
Prior to joining Netkey, Barber was sales director for CAIS Software Solutions where he was the top revenue producer for 1999 and 2000. He has significant experience in various aspects of the kiosk industry including product development, project management and partner relations. Barber was part of the founding management team of ATCOM/INFO, an early player in the kiosk market, which was acquired by CAIS.
"Salvatore has a reputation for success in our growing industry," said Matthew Nemerson, COO and acting executive vice president of sales. "His global sales abilities and knowledge of the kiosk industry make him a valuable member of the Netkey sales management team. In addition, Jeffrey is a seasoned professional who brings a proven track record of sales accomplishment to Netkey. "
The kiosk industry is poised for significant growth and consolidation among market players. Industry analysts Frost & Sullivan have projected that worldwide kiosk revenues will increase from approximately $1 billion in 2001 to more than $3.2 billion in 2006. Frost & Sullivan have also identified Netkey as the industry market share and technology leader, calling the company "the premier provider of kiosk software."
About Netkey, Inc.
Netkey, Inc. is the leading provider of scalable software products and services for self-service devices including kiosks, Web-enabled ATMs and managed PCs. Netkey offers a comprehensive Internet-based software platform for delivering content, services and applications to a broad range of customer-activated point-of-sale (POS) and point-of-information (POI) appliances. Leading retailers, banks and other organizations use Netkey's technology to deliver rapid return on investment and enhanced customer service. Netkey's software suite has become the authoring and server platform of choice for developers and systems integrators across the globe including NCR.
Frost & Sullivan ranks Netkey as "the premier provider of kiosk software." Netkey's list of forward-thinking customers includes Yahoo!, J.C. Penney Co., Microsoft, E*Trade, Borders Group. Inc, Ford Motor Co. and Service Merchandise. Netkey is located in New York, San Francisco, San Diego, and Branford, Conn.
Netkey holds U.S. Patent No. 5,761,071 for its browser kiosk system and U.S. Patent No. 6,078,848 for its peripheral integration software for browser kiosk system. For more information about Netkey and its award-winning solutions, call 1-800-443-7924, e-mail
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