December 10, 2013
1E appoints Henry Seddon as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Global Marketing Expert to Lead Charge in IT Efficiency Company’s Strategy
London and New York, December 10, 2013 – 1E, the global leader in IT efficiency software, today announced the appointment of Henry Seddon as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.
With more than 20 years of experience in the software industry, Seddon will lead the marketing team and take responsibility for 1E’s overall go-to-market vision, product evolution and marketing strategy. His focus will be to accelerate growth at 1E to become the dominant provider of efficient IT solutions – saving companies time and resources through identifying IT waste, removing it, and optimizing everything else.
“IT efficiency is more important than ever for organizations of all sizes and industries,” said Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E. “Henry’s background and expertise in software technology will be very complementary to 1E as we continue to serve our existing – and future – customers. We’re confident he will help us drive awareness of the current state of IT waste as we strive toward providing efficiency solutions for companies around the world.”
Previously, Seddon served as the Vice President of Global Marketing at QlikTech, where he was part of the leadership team that took the company to IPO on the Nasdaq in 2010, the year’s most successful software IPO. Prior to QlikTech, Seddon also held a variety of senior positions in UGS (bought by Siemens in 2007 for $3.5bn), PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle) and Siebel Systems. At Siebel, Henry was one of the first employees in EMEA and was responsible for EMEA Industry Marketing, helping Siebel to grow to become the largest CRM provider in the world.
“I am thrilled to join a company with such a robust, proven track record in helping organizations save money on wasted IT and maximize efficiency,” said Henry Seddon, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, 1E. “I look forward to applying my background and experience to achieve 1E’s mission of making IT efficiency and optimization the de facto standard for organizations around the world.”
1E is the pioneer and global leader in Efficient IT solutions. 1E’s mission is to identify IT waste, help remove it and optimize everything else. 1E Efficient IT solutions help to reduce servers, network bandwidth constraints, software licenses and energy consumption. With more than 24 million licenses deployed worldwide, 1,700 organizations in 42 countries trust 1E to help them to work efficiently, productively and sustainably. To date, 1E’s customers make $2.3 billion in efficiency savings. This includes $1.3 billion in energy costs alone and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 11.5 million tons. For more information, please visit: www.1e.com.