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Surety Hires New VP of Business Development

June 26, 2007

Surety announced today that it has hired Bill Thornton as vice president of business development. With more than 27 years of sales, marketing and business development experience, Thornton’s role at Surety will be to focus on developing new business leads and managing the company’s partner program.

A highly experienced technology sales executive, Thornton was most recently with Transaction Network Services (TNS) where he was director of business development. At TNS, Thornton led the development of a $12 million per year product line and led the company’s acquisition efforts, including a strategic acquisition of VoIP peering services provider InfiniRoute Networks, Inc. Prior to TNS, Thornton was vice president of business development and marketing for Internet infrastructure software company Reliacast, Inc. At Reliacast, Thornton created and led the company’s partner program, signing numerous strategic partners and developing a comprehensive business development strategy. Thornton has also held high-level business development and marketing positions with Oracle, Amdahl and IBM.

“Bill’s extensive business development and marketing experience will be instrumental to Surety as we continue to develop and expand our robust partner program,” said Tom Klaff, CEO of Surety, LLC. “He has a proven track record of success in building strategic partnerships with systems integrators, resellers and distributors to drive accretive revenues.”

Read the press release here.


Bob Flinton
VP of Marketing and Product Management
Surety, LLC

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