D.R. Koski Named VP Business Development of Gatespace Inc.
D.R. Koski Named VP Business Development of Gatespace Inc. Koski to Create and Manage Strategic Business Alliances in the US Menlo Park, CA. - Feb 26, 2001 - Gatespace, a provider of open standards based distributed service platforms for designing, developing, and delivering network-based services, announced today that D.R. Koski has joined Gatespace as VP of Business Development. Koski will focus on sales execution and new business opportunities by leading the team that drives and develops the strategic partnerships for Gatespace, Inc. Koski joins Gatespace with over 19 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the technology industry. Prior to Gatespace, he held various business development roles in his seven years with Prodigy Services Company, one of the first Internet Service Providers. He has held senior sales management roles at Global Village Communication and Aztech Labs where he was responsible for developing OEM/Retail Channels in the Americas, and at Netscape Communications Corporation where he focused on strategic OEM alliances. Most recently, he was the Director of Sales at Managemark, a producer of business-to-business Web applications for corporations and next generation e-business portals. In this capacity, he managed the direct and indirect sales teams that created North America's fastest growing Internet Business Service Provider where an unprecedented 380 corporations totalling more than 28,000 paying customers signed up during the initial six months of implementation. "As Gatespace continues to expand its presence in the marketplace, it becomes increasingly more important to form strategic relationships with superior companies," said Staffan Truvé, CEO, Gatespace. "D.R. has a proven track record in managing strategic alliances and developing partnerships, and will now focus his attention on positioning Gatespace as the leader within the distributed service platform industry. He has a clear vision for our company's future and I anticipate great things under his direction." About Gatespace Gatespace provides open standards based distributed service platforms for designing, developing, and delivering network based services. Gatespace products are designed to be compliant with OSGi (Open Services Gateway Initiative), and support full interoperability between service providers, network operators, and service gateway manufacturers. This provides for secure and reliable end-to-end services for consumers on the residential markets, among others. Gatespace was founded jointly by Ericsson and the Swedish research company CR&T, and is privately funded by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Fuqua Venture Partners, European Equity Partners, Pythagoras Participations, T-bolaget and Bure Equity. Gatespace Inc. is based in Menlo Park, CA with its European headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Visit www.gatespace.com for more information. About OSGi The OSGi is a non-profit corporation formed to provide a forum for the creation of open specifications for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices, and to accelerate the demand for products and services based on these specifications worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. The San Ramon, California, USA-based consortium comprises more than 80 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet Service Providers, Network Operators, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium's Web site address is http://www.osgi.org. For more information please contact Staffan Truvé, 011.46.70.593.3885, firstname.lastname@example.org Birgitta Elm-Dahlman, 011.46.70.661.3094, email@example.com Ulf Corné, 1.650.714.1920, firstname.lastname@example.org Theresia Qwist, 1.415.908.0444, email@example.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/26/20010223BIT00780/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/26/20010223BIT00780/bit0001.pdf