Pere Valles, CEO of Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced the promotion of Richard Catahan from General Manager for Canada to General Manager for North America, responsible for leading Scytl’s sales and operations in the United States and Canada.
Responding to the US market needs in the adoption of end-to-end election modernization projects versus the more tactical implementation of single product projects, Richard Catahan will drive the deployment of best practices and customer success of other strategic election modernization projects across the region. Additionally, Catahan´s direct experience in online voting and eBallot delivery projects will help pave the road for the early pilots and technology alignment in the US in these areas, addressing the increased interest in the US for these technologies.
“I look forward to continue putting my first-hand election experience at the disposal of our customers as a trusted technology partner making each and every one of them a leader in their individual electoral space,” says Catahan.
Marc Fratello, the founder of SOE Software, a US election company acquired and integrated into Scytl, continues as Executive Advisor for M&A focusing on identifying and assessing acquisition opportunities worldwide to complement and enhance Scytl’s portfolio. Supporting the new organization, Fratello will also be responsible for managing strategic customer and partner relationships in North America.
“The promotion of Richard Catahan to General Manager and the high regard he inspires in customers will help the company drive demonstrated best practices in the delivery of election modernization projects across both the US and Canada,” concludes Valles.
Catahan has over 25 years of experience in Project Management and Operations in both the public and the private sector. Prior to joining Scytl, Mr. Catahan was the Registrar of Canadore College, Chair of CRALO (Committee of Registrars, Admissions & Liaison Officers for Ontario Colleges) and a Strategic Advisor for the First Nations Learning Unit. Mr. Catahan has been featured in various Computer Magazines worldwide in areas related to ISO Methodologies, ITIL and Service Excellence.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and eGovernance 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 over 38 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece, as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com
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