11 Nov 2009
Brivo, provider of security systems
Brivo Systems LLC. appoints new Director of Business Development and Vice President of Engineering
Brivo Systems LLC, the leader in Software-as-a-Service applications for security management, recently announced the appointment of two new positions in its sales and engineering departments.

Daniel Abernathy has been named Director of Business Development. Abernathy will be responsible for sales in the Eastern Region of the U.S. and Canada, and will spearhead the company's expanding Federal sales strategy.

"Based on Brivo's continuing leadership position in Software-as-a-Service for security management systems, we need proven leaders with broad expertise to help us expand and grow in new directions and markets," said John Szczygiel, Executive Vice President of Business Development. "Dan's extensive background with Multi-national organisations as well as in high-tech environments is perfect to assist us in achieving the continued growth that we're looking for."

Abernathy's 20-year career in the IT industry has included executive and strategic marketing positions with IT integration as well as global manufacturing companies. Most recently, Abernathy was the VP of Sales and Marketing for MicroAutomation, a leading integrator of Contact Center solutions.

Chris Valas has also joined Brivo in the position of Vice President of Engineering. Valas brings over 25 years experience in software development, operations, and management-including numerous successes in product development and scaling engineering capacity for mid-stage ventures. Valas was most recently Vice President of Technology at EKO Systems, a healthcare information technology developer. He has also held executive leadership roles at a variety of privately held software companies.

Daniel Abernathy has been named Director of Business Development and Chris Valas has joined as Vice President of Engineering

"Chris will be vital in leading our product development team as we seek to enhance our current offerings, expand into new markets, and build a custom development capability to meet the unique needs of our growing customer base," said Steven Van Till, President and CEO. "In that capacity, he will be responsible for all engineering resources in the company going forward."

This year marks Brivo's 10th anniversary as a technology leader and has been a pivotal one in the company's history. As the leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company in the security industry, Brivo has positioned itself in 2009 for the increased adoption of SaaS that is taking place in virtually all industries. Organisational changes such as the acquisition of talent and experience that both Valas and Abernathy bring are the key to continued success as the company enters its second decade. Brivo is poised for continued growth in 2010, with a world-class organisation delivering innovation to the security industry.