Former Altiris VP of Sales Becomes President of Matrix42 in America - Leading German IT Management Provider Plans to Accelerate US Growth

Matrix42, a leading German provider of IT service and systems management solutions, has appointed Shane Eliason as president of its American subsidiary. Eliason will be responsible for the entire business of Matrix42 in North and Latin America.

Atlanta, GA, July 02, 2009 --( Eliason comes from the international software vendor Altiris, where he managed the overall sales for the Americas, including the public sector, and partnerships with leading system integrators. He significantly increased revenues in multiple markets as his area of responsibility grew from $10 Million to over $135 Million. His broad experiences of the IT service and systems management market was just what the Matrix42 Board was looking for in order to jump start its operations in the United States and to achieve accelerated and sustainable growth in the world’s largest software market.

"I am excited to join Matrix42 because of the vision behind the solution portfolio," Eliason comments his reasons to switch to Matrix42. "I have seen this before in the past: Matrix42 has the kind of pioneering spirit and product strategy which has the potential to change the IT service and systems management market. I want to be part of this process and drive it with my experience. "

"Eliason was our first choice. He has been working very successfully in the American IT market for more than twenty years and knows his ways when it comes to IT service or system management, "says Herbert Uhl, CEO of Matrix42 AG. "These are the ideal qualifications for the tasks he has to accomplish as President of Matrix42, Inc., our American subsidiary." Prior to joining Altiris, Eliason gathered experience in the sales departments of IBM, Simon and Schuster, and Peregrine. In addition, he helped four American software start-up companies to succeed. He has extensive knowledge in the field of modern distribution structures, knows the challenge of selling complex software applications and knows how to develop a sales team in order to achieve sustained sales growth.

"In the course of his previous career, Eliason has achieved impressive sales to large corporations such as Boeing, Honeywell, United Airlines, Intel, and Wells Fargo," says Uhl. "He can convince and inspire important opinion leaders and decision makers - skills which will be a great help to Eliason in his current position as head of the American Matrix42 organization."

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