Former Manager of Strategic Vendor Alliances Joins the Hitachi ID Team

Hitachi ID Systems, a global leading provider of identity and access management (IAM) solutions, announced today that Scott Lees has joined their management team as the new VP, Global Channels & Alliances. Scott possesses over 15 years of IT and Channel Sales experience. Reporting to the CEO, Scott will refine and execute a global alliance and channel strategy that will focus on the development of partnerships with major global IT companies in the network security and governance space.

“Our exceptional team is the key to our growth and continued leadership in the global IAM market,” affirms Gideon Shoham, CEO, Hitachi ID Systems. “Scott is a very valuable addition to our management team due to his drive, dedication, leadership skills and proven success.”

Prior to joining Hitachi ID, Lees served in a senior position responsible for strategic vendor alliances within the technology infrastructure solutions group at Avnet Technology Solutions. He was responsible for increasing sales revenue and developing key business relationships with storage, network security and virtualization vendors. Lees developed strategic plans which supported goals and objectives established by vendors, as well as positioned new channel programs and vendor offerings to Avnet's customers.

“I see limitless potential for Hitachi ID Systems,” states Lees. “I am eager to leverage opportunities for further growth and strategically expand Hitachi ID's alliance and channel partnerships.”

About Hitachi ID Systems, Inc.

Hitachi ID Systems delivers access governance and identity administration solutions to organizations globally. Hitachi ID solutions are used by Fortune 500 companies to secure access to systems in the enterprise and in the cloud.

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For more information, please contact:

Dawn Mallyon, VP Marketing
Hitachi ID Systems
(403) 233-0740, ext 324