Spare Backup Appoints John Harrison as Vice President of International Operations
Mr. Harrison to spearhead global account management and marketing efforts
MINDEN, Nev., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spare Backup, Inc. ("Spare Backup") (OTCQB: SPBU), a provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs, which is carrier and manufacturer agnostic, announced today that it has appointed John Harrison to the newly created position of Vice President of International Operations. Mr. Harrison, who joins the company from his most recent position as International Sector Director for Lifestyle Services Group (LSG), the foremost provider of mobile services in the UK, will be responsible for managing and expanding Spare Backup's relationships with its current global distribution partners as well as establishing additional sales opportunities throughout the world with a focus on Europe.
Mr. Harrison brings extensive industry experience to Spare Backup. In addition to his work at Lifestyle Services Group, where he managed LSG Companies in Turkey including their mobile service and warranty providers, Mr. Harrison has over 25 years of experience in sales and operations management. For 16 years of his career Mr. Harrison served at Marsh & McLennan; initially for Johnson & Higgins and latterly at Marsh Ltd, the UK subsidiary. During this time he was responsible for a number of accomplishments including the setting up of Marsh & McLennan's reinsurance operations in Brazil. Since 1999 Mr. Harrison has focused on affinity products and in 2002 he was named CEO of the UK Affinity practice of Marsh Ltd. For the next 2 years he was responsible for a major change program that transformed the business focus and led to Marsh Ltd becoming the largest UK provider of independent services to the mobile and warranty sectors.
As part of Marsh's European Affinity Practice he won major accounts for mobile phone networks, retailers and MVNOs throughout the world including in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia and the UK. He was also involved in successful launches in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Harrison will report directly to the CEO and will initially operate out of Europe where he will lead the efforts of the company's recent launch in Turkey. He will also work closely with Spare Backup's distribution partners in the UK to expand current business relationships.
Cery Perle, CEO of Spare Backup, Inc., commented, "We are very pleased to welcome John to our team at Spare Backup. His wealth of experience in delivering sales and building relationships in some of the key market areas where we have been focusing our efforts will be of great value to us as we look to capitalize on our extensive distribution base. Having John based in Europe will enable us to be more responsive to our current and future partners in Turkey and the UK, which we believe will help us accelerate our sales growth. Additionally, it will enable me to focus on establishing a stronger footprint in the 'Americas' as we believe our 'Mobile Telco' model that we have established in Turkey, can be replicated in areas like Central and South America. The diversification of my role will help Spare achieve faster growth in all of our vertical channels with the addition of John."
About Spare Backup, Inc.
Spare Backup, Inc. is a leading provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Spare Backup's software enables consumers and small to medium sized businesses to easily protect valuable computer and mobile data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively.
Spare Backup software intelligently selects, secures and stores personal and business content on a continuous basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. It also allows for the integration of that content across various devices and provides enhanced security features to protect valuable data on any lost or stolen devices. Spare Backup software is the first totally automated cloud-based backup service that is distributed on a stand-alone or private label basis through major retail and warranty service partners in North America and Europe.
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