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Clearswift Names New General Manager, Americas


Redwood City, CA—May 2008—Clearswift today announced the appointment of Michael H. Lisi as general manager, Americas. Lisi brings more than 25 years of experience in the security, messaging and compliance software industry, most recently serving as vice president of the Security Solutions Sales Specialists and the Mergers and Acquisitions Team at Symantec Incorporated.

During his time at Symantec, Lisi was selected to participate on the company’s Global Security Management Committee team, which focused on specific strategic planning, roadmap communications, and acquisition integration. Lisi joined Symantec following its acquisition of Brightmail where he was serving as vice president of sales and was responsible for all enterprise and government sales, technical support and other customer-facing functions in the Americas.

“Mike has the right combination of expertise and leaderships experience that will help us to continue to build market share in North and South America,” said Terry Davies, interim CEO for Clearswift. “Everywhere he has been, he has played a vital role in communicating and executing sales strategies that have resulted in an increase in sales and business opportunities. We are fortunate to add Mike to our management team, and look forward to leveraging his talents to make Clearswift an even more successful company.”

Prior to joining Brightmail, Lisi served as the senior vice president of North American sales for Trend Micro where he was responsible for all sales and marketing, and technical support resources efforts. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of sales positions for a number of leading corporations, including Compuware, IBM and Schlumberger, where he held multiple senior management roles in the United States and Asia.

“Clearswift has always been an innovator in the very competitive content security industry, and that, along with the talented leadership team are what really attracted me to this opportunity,” commented Lisi. “I am excited for the challenge of managing and growing Clearswift’s presence in the Americas, and look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to build upon the expectations and success that have already been established in this region. Clearswift is aggressively working to increase its footprint around the world, and I see tremendous opportunity for growth for the company in North and South America.”

Lisi earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree from Thomas E. Edison University.


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