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December 23, 2011
Cloud messaging and outgoing e-mail service provider SMTP Inc. (another company name for the “on-the-nose” files) announced that Interim Management International CEO and 30-year technology industry veteran Mark S. Dailey has joined its board of directors.
In the official press release, SMTP hyped Dailey’s history of guiding “international growth-stage information technology companies.” While serving on Berliner Communications’ Board of Directors in 2010, he oversaw the company’s merger with UniTek USA, in which 80 percent of Berliner’s common stock was snatched up by a VC firm.
Semyon Dukach, CEO of SMTP Inc., praised Dailey’s addition to the team in a prepared statement:
“With more than 30 years of executive and C-level management experience, Mark is a proven, well-respected leader in marketing, technology and next-generation communications. He is an invaluable addition to our leadership team. Mark has a very strong background working across multiple industries with both CEO, COO, EVP and board director responsibilities. I look forward to working closely with him as we aggressively pursue growth in the e-mail sending, delivery and cloud-based messaging global markets.”
Those CEO, COO and EVP roles Dukach mentioned are in reference to Dailey’s stint as executive at companies including LexiQuest, Medcast Networks, Intralinks and an 11-year stretch with Bloomberg Financial Markets.
In that same press release, Dailey expressed optimism for Massachusetts-based SMTP’s future, citing a 70 percent boost in third-quarter revenues. But I have to admit to some skepticism: I had barely heard of SMTP before, and cloud messaging is a crowded market. Can Dailey’s guidance really overcome competition from the likes of Intermedia or even Open-Xchange?
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