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Expanding Into New Regions and New Markets, Message Systems Again Adds to Executive Ranks

Continuing its steady stream of growth on the product, customer and personnel fronts, Message Systems today announced that technology industry veteran Steve Dille has joined the company as senior vice president of global marketing. The hire follows recent announcements that the company had won several new clients, built out its business development and customer success teams, and had also expanded its footprint by adding several offices across North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Most recently the senior vice president for marketing at TouchCommerce, Steve Dille has more than 20 years experience building successful B2B technology brands.

Technology industry veteran Steve Dille has joined Message Systems as senior vice president of globa ...

Technology industry veteran Steve Dille has joined Message Systems as senior vice president of global marketing.(Photo: Business Wire)

“The market for Message Systems solutions is global, stretches across many different vertical industries and is growing quickly,” said George Schlossnagle, president and CEO of Message Systems. “We’re determined to meet the demand in that marketplace more effectively than ever before, and I’m confident that Steve Dille is the marketing expert who can help lead us on that mission. Message Systems has been very successful in solving the email and text messaging challenges of companies within sectors where messaging is critical to customer engagement and revenue generation; it’s why most of the world’s largest social networks, cloud computing companies and marketing automation firms rely on our software. In recent years we’ve made great strides expanding into verticals like financial services, travel and hospitality, consumer electronics and retail, and I look forward to Steve continuing those efforts.”

A senior marketing executive with deep roots in Silicon Valley, Steve Dille has experience with both startups and Fortune 100 technology companies. As senior vice president of marketing at Message Systems, Mr. Dille will head up the company’s global product marketing, demand-generation, branding and communications operations. Widely recognized in the tech sector as an effective cross-functional leader and category builder, Steve is one of the rare marketing practitioners who combines fact-based business thinking with strategic perspective, understanding of technology, and superior communication skills. Steve comes to Message Systems from e-commerce solution provider TouchCommerce, and previously held senior vice president roles at AdPortal (sold to Glam Media), Kickfire (sold to Teradata), and Viador Inc., where he led a 45-person sales and marketing team from $1M in revenue to a successful IPO and a $1B market valuation. Previously, Steve served as global head of marketing for publicly traded Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) where he also served on the company’s operating committee. Steve began his career at Sybase, where he launched Sybase IQ and created the category for column store databases for data analysis. This first-of-its-kind product still leads the category 15 years later. Steve holds a bachelors of science degree with honors in computer science and math from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

“The brand-customer conversation has changed rapidly in recent years, and Message Systems is playing a central role in helping companies to communicate more effectively through email, text and other message-based channels,” said Mr. Dille. “It’s an exciting time to join Message Systems, especially because the company is at a stage in its growth where it’s becoming a globally recognized technology brand. I’m confident that my experience with successfully launching technology solutions into the marketplace will help Message Systems make that leap to the next level in its evolution.”

About Message Systems

Message Systems solutions power many of the world’s largest, most complex email, text and cross-channel messaging operations. Our solutions enable companies to integrate messaging with any number of data sources and applications in order to orchestrate real-time two-way customer interactions through any messaging stream. The result is more effective customer communication that boosts engagement, drives down costs, increases revenue and builds closer relationships. Founded in 1997, Message Systems is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and maintains offices around the globe. World-class brands that rely on Message Systems solutions include Facebook, US Airways, PayPal, Match.com, Angie’s List, Yesmail and many Fortune 500 leaders in banking, consumer technology and telecommunications. For more information, go to http://www.messagesystems.com or call 877.887.3031.

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