This summer, ClickSoftware welcomed several new employees. Sal Mahbouba was appointed Senior Vice President of Global Services, Craig Zajac was appointed Senior Vice President of General Counsel and Corporate Security, Ed Brennan was appointed Cloud Evangelist, and Craig Stephens was appointed Managing Director in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC).
First let's welcome Sal Mahbouba, the new Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Services. Sal has experience working in several high-tech and service-oriented companies, where he helped grow and transform each one on an international scale. His new role will focus on the entire customer service cycle, from implementation to ongoing support and maintenance.
Most recently he served as SVP of Global Services at GXS, a cloud-based company. He has also held leadership roles at Fujitsu, Oracle, and Avaya. Sal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Al-Mustansiryah University, as well as a Master of Science in Computer Science at City University of New York.
Craig Zajac was appointed SVP of General Counsel and Corporate Security. Craig has years of experience representing high-growth public and private technology companies.
Before joining ClickSoftware, he was a founding member of VCE Company, LLC, one of the fastest technology companies to reach $1 billion in sales bookings from formation. There he served as the company's SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to that he served as a senior attorney at EMC, Prime Response, Inc., Chordiant Software, Inc., and Rennaissance Worldwide, Inc.
Craig holds a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law and B.A. from St. Bonaventure University. He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.
Ed Brennan joined the ClickSoftware team as Cloud Evangelist. Ed brings over 15 years of experience in the delivery of solutions and technology to drive efficiencies within customers' technology environments.
In his new role he will lead the Cloud Business Office (CBO). This cross functional team will help shape and deliver ClickSoftware's Cloud strategy, build broad use of cloud technology offerings around public and private cloud, and influence the direction ClickSoftware’s Cloud platform will evolve into.
Prior to joining ClickSoftware, Ed was the Vice President and Principal Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. Before that, he was the Senior Director of Engineering for Stratus. He also held multiple positions at EMC, where he launched the company's first publicly available cloud computing and storage environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Saint Joseph's College.
Finally, Craig Stephens joined the APAC ClickSoftware team as Managing Director. Craig brings over 25 years of experience in sales within the IT industries in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania. He has an excellent track record in all aspects of the sales process and has nurtured relationships with many key players in the IT and telecommunications industry. His business management style is built on the strength of relationship using strong interpersonal skills and effective communication.
Craig joined ClickSoftware because he believes in the direction the company is taking and appreciates the commitment and support that the business provides in his region. Prior to joining ClickSoftware, Craig was the Regional Sales Director at Calix and Allot Communications. In his spare time he enjoys sports, playing golf, waterskiing, and spending time with his family.
Let's all welcome these new faces to the ClickSoftware team.