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February 18, 2014

Comings & Goings: AtHoc Continues to Name New Top Execs

AtHoc is on a hiring spree for senior executives at the crisis communication systems provider. The company recently named a new marketing vice president – Mary-Lou Smulders, who comes from Oracle (News - Alert). A few weeks ago, the company announced a new human resources vice president and a new general counsel.

First to Smulders. Previously, she was senior vice president of Global Applications and Services Marketing for Oracle Corporation – a job with a lot of global responsibility. Overall, she has 20 years’ worth of sales, marketing and management experience. Smulders also worked for Booz & Co., and earlier worked on oil rigs for ExxonMobil and then Shell Oil. A graduate of Cornell University, she also holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University -- The Netherlands.

To understand the direction of AtHoc, Smulders’ skills can accelerate growth in the sale of safety and security solutions to companies in the global commercial and healthcare markets. The company will also benefit by more expansion in the government, homeland security and military markets.

"We are thrilled to have Mary-Lou as an integral member of the AtHoc executive team," Guy Miasnik, the company’s CEO, said in a statement. "Mary-Lou brings tremendous passion, strategic depth and high-tech marketing leadership that will compound our growth as the undisputed and trusted global leader in crisis communication solutions for security and safety."

She is looking forward to the new position. "What's exciting and compelling about AtHoc is that we help protect lives and make a difference in the security and safety of our customers," Smulders said. "In the age of mobility and the Internet of Things, AtHoc is uniquely positioned to help customers protect against the challenges of converging physical and cybersecurity threats, and I am very excited to introduce AtHoc to the world."

Earlier this month, Matthew Gloss was named the company’s general counsel. He worked earlier on private and public offerings and M&A transactions for Silicon Valley technology companies. Most recently, Gloss was general counsel for Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies. Earlier, he was a Lieutenant for the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. He is a graduate of DePaul University law school and received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

And several weeks ago AtHoc named Karen Garavatti to lead human resources. She was senior director and global HR business partner at Ericsson (News - Alert). Formerly, she worked for Trend Micro, SAP and Better Place.

Among the companies/agencies/businesses using AtHoc's systems for emergency alerts and critical communications are: Microsoft (News - Alert), Eastman Chemical, USS-POSCO Industries, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Baylor, Scott & White Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, UCLA, U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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