Speechbobble Names Russell Payson and Stewart Davis to Board
TORONTO, Ontario - May 16, 2011 - Speechbobble™, one of Canada’s fastest growing enterprise social networking companies, today announced the appointment of two new Board members: Russell Payson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Skyservice Business Aviation; and Stewart Davis, President and CEO of Healthscreen Solutions (TSXV: MDU.V).
“I’m very pleased to announce the addition of two very experienced executives to our Board,” said Paul LaBarge, Speechbobble Board Chair. “Russell and Stewart are successful serial entrepreneurs with a history of new initiatives. Their combined expertise and insights will be invaluable in guiding Speechbobble through its next growth phase.”
Russell Payson has more than 30 years management experience to offer Speechbobble. With a storied career in the Canadian aviation industry he currently runs Sky Regional Airlines and Skyservice Aviation. Sky Regional operates the new high profile Air Canada Express service from Toronto City Airport under contract with Air Canada. Russell launched Skyservice Aviation in 1986 as an air ambulance and executive jet business. In addition to maintaining a fleet of 60 business aircraft for North American corporations, Russell also oversees a successful maintenance business for regional and business jets and turboprop aircraft. He was also behind the launch of Skyservice Airlines in 1994, which quickly became one of the largest charter airlines in Canada and was eventually purchased by Gibralt Capital.
Stewart Davis brings over 30 years experience in the information technology industry to Speechbobble. He is currently President and CEO of Healthscreen. As an entrepreneur Stewart has founded and operated numerous businesses including Canada’s largest reseller of hardware and services to mid-sized and large businesses, an organization that grew to an excess of $400 million in revenue and over 1,000 employees. He has extensive experience in all areas of business including sales and marketing, finance, operations, technology development and the executive roles of chairman, chief executive officer and president.
Russell Payson and Stewart Davis join existing Speechbobble Board members, John Lennie, Dr. James Norrie, Ken Killin and Josef Zankowicz.
“I look forward to working with the Speechbobble Board and management to ensure the business meets its operational goals and customer expectations,” said Stewart Davis. “As an investor, I believe in Speechbobble’s potential and the growth opportunity represented by enterprise social networking. Our timing couldn’t be any better.”
Based in Toronto, Speechbobble provides a private cloud social networking platform to enhance employee collaboration, affect change, guide management decisions, improve performance and reduce costs. The platform captures the collective intelligence of an organization by integrating with existing enterprise tools and the external social web. Specifically, the platform enables efficient idea sharing and workforce planning across geographies, while allowing management to identify key influencers and trends within the organization and to manage rising organizational issues. These capabilities are enhanced with extensive analytics and enterprise grade security in one integrated dashboard. For more information please visit speechbobble.com.
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