SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(USA Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: USMO), a leading provider of wireless messaging, mobile voice, data and unified communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Colin Balmforth as President of Amcom Software, effective today.)--
“Colin has achieved a consistent record of success throughout his career”
Balmforth joins Amcom, USA Mobility’s software subsidiary, after four years at Lawson Software, Inc. where he had been Group Executive Vice President of Lawson’s Subscription Business unit. He succeeds Christopher D. Heim, who left Amcom Software in June but remains on USA Mobility’s Board of Directors.
“We are extremely pleased to have Colin join the USA Mobility team,” said Vincent D. Kelly, president and chief executive officer. “A seasoned software executive with extensive experience nationally and internationally, he has held senior positions at such technology companies as Lawson Software, Intelliden, Conexus, PeopleSoft and J.D Edwards where his leadership produced a successful track record for increasing revenue and profitability. Colin will be responsible for managing Amcom’s overall operations, most specifically driving revenue and profit growth through business and product development as USA Mobility continues to transition from a paging carrier to a provider of a broader range of wireless and software services.”
Balmforth has more than 20 years of operational management experience in the software technology industry. At Lawson Software he oversaw the Company’s $450 million subscription business, including Cloud Services, Managed Services, SaaS (software as a service), Maintenance and Support. Prior to this, he was Group Executive Vice President for General Industries including software sales, services and general management of Lawson’s industry vertical group. Previously, he was Global Vice President of Professional Services at Intelliden, Inc., a provider of network automation software. Before that, Balmforth was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Conexus Partners LLC, a software and information technology provider. From 1998 to 2003, Balmforth held operations and business leadership roles in Europe and USA with J.D. Edwards & Co., Inc., an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software company and PeopleSoft, Inc. Prior to this, Balmforth was based in London, U.K. and held various international leadership positions in software development and customer services with technology companies such as Computervision, Prime Computers and Parametric Technology Corp.
“Colin has achieved a consistent record of success throughout his career,” Kelly added, “and we are confident he will bring an equal degree of leadership, knowledge and professionalism to his new role at Amcom Software.”
Commenting on his appointment, Balmforth stated: “I’m excited to be joining such a dynamic and innovative organization, which has established itself as a leader in the mission critical unified communications space. I look forward to the challenge of helping Amcom achieve its short and long-term goals for growth and profitability.”
Balmforth, a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Hertfordshire in London. He will be relocating from Colorado to Amcom’s headquarters office in Eden Prairie, MN.
USA Mobility was assisted by the executive search firm Spencer Stuart.
About USA Mobility
USA Mobility, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, is a comprehensive provider of reliable and affordable wireless communications solutions to the healthcare, government, large enterprise and emergency response sectors. In addition, through Amcom Software, its Eden Prairie, MN-based subsidiary, USA Mobility provides mission critical unified communications solutions for hospitals, contact centers, emergency management, mobile event notification and messaging. As a single-source provider, USA Mobility's focus is on the business-to-business marketplace and supplying wireless connectivity solutions to organizations nationwide. The Company operates the largest one-way paging and advanced two-way paging networks in the United States. USA Mobility also offers mobile voice and data services through Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile, including BlackBerry® smartphones and GPS location applications. The Company's product offerings include customized wireless connectivity systems for the healthcare, government and other campus environments. USA Mobility also offers M2M (machine-to-machine) telemetry solutions for numerous applications that include asset tracking, utility meter reading and other remote device monitoring applications on a national scale. For further information, visit www.usamobility.com and www.amcomsoftware.com.
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