Leading industry executives join Scytl´s election modernization management team

Barcelona & Tampa – May 8, 2014Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced the expansion of its management team to further enhance the delivery of innovative solutions required by the continued increase in demand of Scytl´s secure, transparent and auditable election modernization solutions across the globe.

With a continued annual growth of over 70% for the past 10 consecutive years and election modernization projects in 35 countries, Scytl is ensuring that not only current day requirements are being met, but is looking ahead of the curve, towards requirements beyond 2014.

“We are very proud to welcome these new members to our team of technology innovators. We view the appointments and the superb caliber of each member as a commitment to our continued support to our clients – current and future – in the delivery of election modernization excellence,” says Pere Valles, CEO at Scytl.

The new industry experts joining the election modernization team fit perfectly into the ethos of the delivery of Scytl´s innovative, secure and transparent election modernization solutions.

Carlos Aznar, VP Software Engineering

Mr. Carlos Aznar joins Scytl as VP of Software Engineering with over 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry working in multinational and large customers’ IT departments. He brings new strategies and insight for systems planning, architecture and software development, project management methodologies, software quality assurance and IT infrastructure management. Prior to joining Scytl, Mr. Aznar held the position of IT Consultancy Director at Indra, responsible for the Multi-customer Software Development Unit, leading large scale bespoke software development projects. His previous experience also includes IT Manager at Grupo Auna (Spanish Telecommunications integrated provider) and Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard.

Jim Walsh, VP Operations

Mr. Jim Walsh´s global leadership experience and ease of working in multi-cultural environments brings a strong and service-centric approach to Scytl election modernization project delivery. Prior to joining Scytl, Mr. Walsh was a Director of Technology Outsourcing at everis, where he focused both on business growth and delivery maturity.  In addition, he participated in a joint initiative with other Technology Services providers to build awareness of the near-shore sourcing alternative, and authored a paper on the topic that was short-listed for an award at the 2012 UK National Outsourcing Association conference. Previously, he worked as an Application Services Executive at Hewlett-Packard where he led a large global services team providing technology solutions for a multi-national firm.  A central challenge of this role was the development of a single, globally distributed team, and the organization and processes necessary to ensure that this team acted as one across the globe.

Joan Villalta, VP Product Management

Mr. Joan Villalta brings both Scytl and its clients over 20 years of Product Management and Security knowhow. Mr. Villalta´s past experience includes executive positions at ABSIS; NTRglobal where he developed winning strategies for mixing technology, UX and product management; and Panda Security where he spearheaded the company’s Corporate Security award winning product management strategies. In additional, he has collaborated in key projects for companies such as Koalink, Hotelerum and Zyncro in the development and implementation of industry specific product management and operations initiatives.

Brian O’Connor, General Manager USA and Canada

Mr. Brian O’Connor is responsible for the strategic growth and customer satisfaction initiatives for both Scytl and SOE in the region. He brings more than 20 years of executive management experience to the organization having held key leadership positions at Sequoia Voting Systems, Daon, Datacard, and Danaher and as a business owner and consultant focused on Identity and Election automation and modernization. His instrumental role in statewide technology implementations across 26 States and multiple municipal governments ensures extensive State & Local Government background that will be a benefit to the organizations current and future customers.  Additionally, Mr. O’Connor has actively participated in several significant Mergers & Acquisitions within the space.

About Scytl

Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.

Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in 35 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.scytl.com

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