Edify Appoints President and CEO
SANTA CLARA, CA - Edify Corporation, an S1 company (NASDAQ: SONE) and a supplier of multi-channel CRM solutions throughout the enterprise, announced that Mitch Mandich has been named president and CEO of the company. Mandich has more than 20 years of successful management experience and has been instrumental in implementing high-growth strategies at several technology companies throughout his career including Apple, NeXT, Pyramid Technology and Tandem Computers. Mandich has strong general management, marketing, sales and field operations skills with a demonstrated track record of success through his leadership and understanding of strategic market opportunities. Mandich has held numerous executive management positions including senior vice president worldwide sales and executive officer at Apple. "Mitch Mandich's experience, vision and dynamic energy will be key in driving Edify's continued success," Jaime Ellertson, chief executive officer at S1, parent company to Edify. "For more than 10 years, Edify has built its reputation as the industry's leading provider of multi-channel customer interaction solutions. Mitch's proven leadership will serve Edify well as we move forward with our more than 2000 world class customers spanning a variety of industries." Most recently, Mandich successfully completed consulting and operational assignments at several portfolio companies for Kleiner Perkins. He previously served as vice president of worldwide sales and service for NeXT, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Pyramid Technology in addition to senior management positions at Tandem Computers. Mandich began his career in computers in the technical and sales ranks at Burroughs. Mandich holds a Masters degree from California State University and a Bachelors degree from the University of California in Berkeley. "Edify's strong customer base, talented staff and superior product offering make the company well positioned in the marketplace," said Mandich. "I look forward to aggressively moving Edify towards market dominance by building upon the company's strengths."