CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – June 22, 2009) – Quorum Information Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QIS) (Quorum) is pleased to welcome the three new Board members who were elected at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, June 19, 2009.
Michael Podovilnikoff, MBA – Mr. Podovilnikoff obtained a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University in 1998. He has also successfully completed various degree courses in Management, Engineering, Business and Human resources from various universities and learning institutes. He has served on the board of directors for TR Labs, on the Conference Board of Canada Human Resource Committee, and was a member of multiple national and international committees and forums within the telecommunications discipline. He worked in the high tech industry for more than 35 years in various executive positions. Mr. Podovilnikoff currently consults on various business-related matters.
Scot Eisenfelder, MBA – Mr. Eisenfelder received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Princeton University in 1986 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1991. Most recently he was group vice president of JM Family Enterprises, responsible for the dealer software business. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and an officer at Reynolds & Reynolds, responsible for the U.S. business from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Eisenfelder ran J.D. Power's auto retail research and consulting practice. Previously, he was a partner in the global auto practice where he specialized in sales, marketing and distribution issues. Mr. Eisenfelder has focused on helping automotive companies and dealer groups improve performance for almost two decades.
Craig Nieboer, CA – Mr. Nieboer received a BComm at the University of Calgary in 1988, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta. He has over twenty years of experience in senior financial positions with internationally recognized service and exploration and production companies including Amerada Hess, BrazAlta Resources Corp., and currently is CFO of Canadian Energy Services L.P. He also held the position of CFO with Quorum Information Technologies Inc. from 2003 through 2006 where he played a major role in securing the GM IDMS contract.
Returning to Quorum's Board of Directors are John Carmichael, President and Dealer Principal of City Buick Pontiac Cadillac in Toronto, Ontario, who has been a Director since November 2003; and Maury Marks, President and CEO of Quorum, who has been a Director since July 2001.
Quorum would like to sincerely thank the outgoing directors, Larry Shelley, who served as a Director since May 2000 and as Board Chairman; Michael Croxon who served as a Director since December 2003; and Ken McKinnon who served as a Director since January 2007. Their commitment and expertise was instrumental to Quorum's success over the years. The Company would like to extend a special thank you to Larry Shelley; whose vision and support was instrumental in the formation and growth of Quorum. “Larry was the business and finance architect that allowed Quorum to grow and his optimistic spirit and strong vision has helped Quorum through some exciting and challenging times”, stated Maury Marks, “I personally want to thank Larry for his mentorship and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors”.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Quorum's focus is on developing, marketing, implementing and supporting its XSELLERATORTM product for the automotive vertical. XSELLERATOR is a dealership and customer management software product which automates, integrates and streamlines every process across departments in a dealership. One of the select North American suppliers of General Motors' IDMS, Quorum is the third largest DMS provider for GM's Canadian dealerships with over 20% of the market. Quorum is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Field-Level Managed ISV in both Canada and the United States. Quorum Information Technologies is traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol QIS. For additional information, please go to www.QuorumDMS.com.
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