Barcelona, September 10, 2015 – Pere Valles, CEO of Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced the appointment of Neil Weston as Scytl’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Scytl has experienced accelerated growth in the election modernization space with offices in 21 locations and customers in 42 countries, while significantly expanding its product portfolio organically and through 7 acquisitions. Neil Weston will drive the best alignment and prioritization of company resources for even higher customer and operational excellence. As the new COO, he will have overall responsibility for all Scytl customer-facing departments, including marketing, sales and solutions delivery.
“I am pleased to welcome Neil to the Scytl family. He is a seasoned and trusted leader with over 15 years of C-level experience in organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to VC-backed start-ups. I believe his knowledge of the software industry and his international experience will be key in supporting the rapidly growing and changing elections space,” says Pere Valles, CEO at Scytl.
Neil Weston has over 25 years of experience in the software industry with senior roles in large and successful companies such as Oracle, Siebel, Adobe, and Nuance and in VC-backed growth companies such as Omniture and Socialbakers.
“I am incredibly energized to help take the eDemocracy space to the next level. I believe the combination of Scytl´s state-of-the-art technology, my personal understanding of multi-cultural and complex environments and our drive for excellence will result in a significant expansion of Scytl’s footprint. This expansion opportunity is not only in our traditional public sector space, but also in the private elections and governance arenas” concludes Neil Weston, COO at Scytl.
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 40 countries across the globe over the past 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, 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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