DESOCIO JOINS XRS AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FIELD OPERATIONS
Technology industry veteran will lead sales recruitment and performance
MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 5, 2013)—XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata Corporation; NASDAQ: XRSC), the leader in mobile fleet optimization software, today named James DeSocio executive vice president, field operations. DeSocio will oversee the company’s field sales team and will serve on the XRS executive committee.
DeSocio brings more than 20 years of technology, software and communications leadership experience to XRS. Most recently, DeSocio served as executive vice president – sales and business development for New Jersey-based Antenna Software.
“Jim has a proven track record of driving sales growth for leading high-tech companies, and we are thrilled to be bringing that momentum to XRS,” said Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer of XRS Corporation. “His extensive experience developing, implementing and executing strategic positioning to meet and exceed revenue and profit objectives will be an incredible asset to the company, and we are looking forward to Jim’s leadership contributions to our success in the months and years ahead.”
Prior to his role with Antenna Software, Jim served as chief executive officer of Riskclick, a New York-based company focused on developing cloud-based underwriting solutions for the property and casualty insurance market. Jim also spent 13 years at Lawson Software in a number of positions, including executive vice president of global field operations and the executive vice president of the retail business unit that grew dramatically under his leadership.
DeSocio holds a business administration degree from Rutgers University. He is active in several community organizations and serves on the board of directors for EIES, a not-for-profit reading service for the homebound.
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About XRS Corporation
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers fleet management and compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking industry’s migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. Its existing mobility-based products have no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help lower costs, increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction – all through their mobile devices. For more information, visit www.xrscorp.com or call 1-800-745-9282.