SOE, a Scytl company, Gears Up for Rapid Growth in the Adoption of Innovative e-Election and eGovernance Solutions

Tampa, June 30 2014 – To fuel rapid growth in the eGovernance and e-Election space, Scytl, worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization technology, appoints Brian O´Connor as the company´s new North America General Manager. To further bolster SOE and Scytl  capacity to broaden its market reach and provide new services to its current client base, additional key election talent have also joined the team: Shawn Pollock and Brian Mortimore as solutions architects, and Steve Smith and Mike Stein as sales directors.

“The combination of the innovation provided by our e-Election Platform that improves pre-election, election day and post-election processes, together with Brian O’Connor leading our expanding North American team ensures we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions that address the growing need for not only improved election efficiencies, but also government delivery of services between elections,” says Scytl CEO, Pere Valles.

The adoption of secure election management solutions in North America continues its upward trend. With new projects such as eBallot Delivery in Kentucky; Training Management in South Carolina; Election Planning in South Carolina; Voter Registration in Oklahoma; Election Night Reporting in New Jersey and Online Voting for over 22 municipalities in Ontario, the election modernization adoption growth is clear.

“SOE has the strongest portfolio in the market and the proven experience to provide solutions for election officials that improve citizen engagement, participation and transparency,” says North America General Manager, Brian O’Connor.  “It is very exciting to lead the North American team to bring new Election Management, Modernization and eGovernance solutions to provincial, state and local governments.”

Brian O’Connor brings more than two decades of executive management experience to the organization having held key leadership positions at Sequoia Voting Systems, Datacard, and Danaher and as a business owner and consultant focused on identity and election automation and modernization. Brian is a noted SME in identity management, biometric background check solutions and election automation. His instrumental role in statewide technology implementations across 26 States and multiple municipal governments ensures extensive state and local government background that will be a benefit to current and future customers.

Shawn Pollock has been in the election industry for the past 22 years. Shawn has spent much of his career in senior operational positions leading election readiness efforts such as voter registration, voting and statistical reporting and monitoring within Canada. Shawn has also provided assistance to election jurisdictions around the world including the US, and Eastern Europe.

Brian Mortimore has over 20 years of experience as an internet security and systems architect. For the last six years Brian has been in the elections industry producing and deploying voting and other elections systems. The bulk of Brian’s experience is in technical product management, organizational growth, and product delivery methodologies.

Steve Smith is an industry veteran bringing nearly 20 years of experience delivering high tech and mission critical solutions to government agencies throughout North America.  Steve has held senior positions with Fujitsu, Tyco Electronics, Answer Consulting, PowerTrunk and L3 Communications.

Mike Stein is an industry veteran and SME bringing nearly 20 years of experience delivering high tech biometric enabled solutions to state and local government agencies throughout North America.  Mike has held management positions in the biometrics industry with ImageWare Systems and Cross Match Technologies.

About SOE

SOE, a Scytl company, is a nationally recognized, leading provider of technology solutions that support State & Local governments in modernizing election activities. SOE provides intuitive election management and administration software solutions that span the entire election process, from pre-election preparation through Election Day results reporting, and post- election auditing and analysis. SOE election solutions include Electronic Ballot Delivery, Online Voting, Online Poll Worker Training, Precinct Management solutions, Voter Education Web Portals and Election Night Reporting.  SOE eGovernance solutions include eConsultations, eDemocracy Portal, Legislative Voting and Social Media Monitoring. These solutions assist local, state and federal governments and election officials in increasing the security, productivity, efficiency, transparency, accessibility and auditability of their election and government processes. To date, SOE has conducted election technology implementations – including over 18 statewide projects – in over 1,600 jurisdictions across 37 States and U.S. territories, plus the District of Columbia. SOE is based in Tampa, Florida.

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Maureen Szlemp

SOE Marketing Manager, North America
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