|Anthony Dutton||Sep 26, 2002 9:04 am|
|Subject:||[announce] OASIS Member News: XML Global Expands North American SalesDrive with New West Coast Office|
|From:||Anthony Dutton (anth...@xmlglobal.com)|
|Date:||Sep 26, 2002 9:04:41 am|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
XML Global Expands North American Sales Drive with New West Coast Office
New California sales office to concentrate on strengthening and building XML Global's Western North American sales operations.
Vancouver, B.C. - September 26th, 2002 - XML Global Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: XMLG), a developer of XML middleware today announced its plans to significantly ramp up its North American sales efforts by opening a new regional sales office in Orange County, California. The new office will spearhead a major sales initiative into the lucrative Western United States market. Heading up the effort will be Don Smith, a 25 year high tech sales veteran, who has been appointed Regional Sales Director. He will report to Gordon Ebanks, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, based in New York.
Don Smith brings a wealth of enterprise integration sales experience to XML Global. He was previously with Sybase, Inc. where he was recognized as the 1993 Western Region Salesman of the Year. From Sybase, Don moved on to sales management positions with Oracle, Novadigm and Qwest Cyber Solutions where he was responsible for developing new sales accounts as well as building existing relationships. Immediately prior to joining XML Global, Don was the District Sales Manager for Vitria Technology where he was responsible for enterprise sales in Southern Californian and Arizona. While at Vitria Don negotiated million dollar plus enterprise sales contracts with multiple Fortune 2000 accounts in the aerospace, airline, financial services and utility sectors.
"I'm very excited to be joining XML Global at this time," said Don, "as I believe they have the best XML based integration tools for the current and future needs of the sectors in which I have extensive contacts and direct sales experience. In my previous positions," continued Smith, "I was consistently coming up against customer integration initiatives that could not be solved with existing software solutions. I am very impressed with the breadth of functionality and ease of use of XML Global's product range and am looking forward to working with a focused and dynamic team to grow their market share in California and beyond."
"XML Global is broadening its strategic focus towards providing more comprehensive XML based integration solutions in key vertical markets," explained John McAughtry, President of XML Global, "and Don will play a critical role in this effort. His invaluable enterprise sales experience, coupled with his extensive local contact base, will help us deliver a more focused sales effort that aims to meet the specific needs of XML Global's current and future customers in his territory. We are delighted to have Don on the XML Global team and are looking forward to his efforts in helping us grow our market share and revenue base." About XML Global Technologies, Inc. XML Global Technologies, Inc. is an XML middleware company focused on providing a methodical approach to the adoption of XML-based solutions. The Company's GoXML(tm) Transform product line provides an intuitive, modular solution for integration of structured data. Its powerful transformation engine links XML to traditional data formats, like relational and EDI. It also transforms data between various XML dialects. Transformation solutions developed with the XML Integration Workbench can be deployed to GoXML Transform Enterprise Edition for centralized management and connectivity to integration platforms, message queues, and workflow engines. Interfaces for Web Services and ebXML allow it to plug into popular e-business infrastructures.
The Company is an active member of the ebXML, UDDI, OAG, W3C and OASIS standards initiatives. Founded in May 1999, XML Global has its US headquarters in New York, NY, and a research and development office in Vancouver, BC. To find out more about XML Global Technologies (OTCBB: XMLG), visit our website at www.xmlglobal.com
PR Contact Information Contact Anthony Dutton - XML Global Technologies, Inc. Director of Corporate Communications Phone 1-604-717-1100 ext.112 1-800-201-1848 ext.112 Email anth...@xmlglobal.com Web www.xmlglobal.com
Forward Looking Statements All statements are based on XML Global Technologies, Inc.'s current knowledge and specific assumptions with respect to future business decisions. The actual results of XML Global Technologies, Inc. may differ materially from those indicated by these forward looking statements as a result of various important factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed in the Risk Factors section of XML Global Technologies' recent registration document, SB-2/A, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.