Barcelona, December 23, 2014 – Scytl, worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization technology, today announced the recruitment of leading experts and election talent to continue to support the growth in the eDemocracy space and further bolster its capacity to broaden its market reach and provide new services to its current and new client base. Key new staff includes Dan Graham as Chief Financial Officer, Silvia Caparrós as Legal Counsel, Klaus Thalmann as General Manager for Europe and the promotion of Eric Elbhar as General Manager for Asia Pacific.
“Scytl is strengthening its senior management team by bringing top talent with proven experience to consolidate our leadership position in the election modernization industry. The new team joining our electoral and eDemocracy experts will help us to continue to drive the support of fair and secure electoral processes in both established and emerging democracies,” says Pere Valles, CEO of Scytl.
Key new staff joining the Scytl team includes:
Dan Graham, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Graham will oversee the company’s finance, legal, HR and IT operations functions. He brings more than 14 years of cloud and SaaS experience, with a proven track record of helping global public companies accelerate and achieve profitable growth. Most recently, Mr. Graham served as the Global VP of Finance and division CFO of SAP’s $1B+ Chief Customer Office within the SAP Cloud (NYSE: SAP) business unit.
Silvia Caparrós, Legal Counsel. Mrs. Caparrós brings not only +20 years global and transversal expertise in corporate, M&A, commercial, copyright and IT&IP matters, but she has also provided Scytl external legal services since 2002. Prior to joining Scytl, Mrs. Caparrós held partnership positions in Aequitas Abogados Asociados and Bufet Albert Sorroca where, as the head of the Mercantile Department, she participated in a large number of international acquisitions, including venture capital transactions.
Klaus Thalmann, General Manager Europe. Mr. Thalmann´s background and professional career in global IT companies will be a key corner stone in supporting electoral bodies across Europe bringing their supporting processes and infrastructures to the 21st century. Prior to joining Scytl, he held the position of Managing Director at AGS Global Services where he successfully transformed a basic IT services business to a professional services organization doubling the company´s revenue in only 3 years.
Eric Elbhar, General Manager Asia Pacific. After successfully leading Scytl´s Business Development team since 2008, Mr. Elbhar will now be the driving force behind the strengthening of Scytl’s strategy in the Asia Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong Mr. Elbhar will drive an organization that spans a territory comprising almost 3.5 billion citizens, stretching from Pakistan in the west, to China in the east and New Zealand to the south.
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 more than 35 countries throughout the world 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 Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India and Brazil. www.scytl.com
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