November 20, 2007
Jacada Selects Guy Tweedale to Head European Operations
ATLANTA & LONDON --(Business Wire)-- Jacada Ltd. (Nasdaq: JCDA), a leading provider of unified desktop and process optimization solutions for customer service operations, today announced the appointment of Guy Tweedale as Senior Vice President and General Manager, European Operations.
Tweedale has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry and his background includes a strong focus on business process automation and enhancement in key areas such as customer management, field-based activities and financial control. Tweedale will be based in the company's United Kingdom office and will have management responsibility for all sales, service, partner development and marketing activities within Europe.
Most recently Tweedale served as Managing Director for Saratoga Systems in Northern Europe for their CRM and Mobile Data Access divisions. Tweedale has held a number of key senior management roles with companies such as Extensity, Microsoft (Visio), TDK (mobile communications hardware), and Toshiba (mobile computing platforms).
"The UK is a critical market for Jacada and we are very excited to have Guy join our global team," said Paul O'Callaghan, president of Jacada. "We are experiencing tremendous traction in the UK, having secured strategic contracts with companies including Vodafone, Capita and most recently, O2 (UK). Being the second largest call center market in the world, it is important for Jacada to have a European leader who has proven experience and success in these local markets. Guy has demonstrated organizational and strategic success within impressive companies that delivered complex product and services solutions. His leadership, experience, vision and energy will help Jacada continue to grow and succeed."
"I am thrilled to be joining the stellar team at Jacada," said Guy Tweedale, senior vice president and general manager, European operations for Jacada. "No issue is more critical to today's businesses than customer satisfaction and retention. Jacada is literally transforming the way organizations around the world connect with their customers and I look forward to significantly contributing to the company's global success."
Jacada is a leading global provider of unified service desktop and process optimization solutions that simplify and automate customer service processes. By bridging disconnected systems into a single, "intelligent" workspace, Jacada solutions create greater operational efficiency and increase agent and customer satisfaction. Founded in 1990, Jacada has more than 1200 customers and operates globally with offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Herzliya, Israel; London, England; and Munich, Germany. Jacada can be reached at www.jacada.com.
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