Milan, February 11, 2009 - Paolo Bottura, former strategic alliance director of Cisco Systems, is the new Managing Director of Esa Software, leading software solutions provider for companies, human resources and professionals, part of 24 ORE Group since last October.
Following the acquisition of STR and Data Ufficio in the second half of 2007, and of a 70% stake in Esa Software in 2008, the management solutions offer branded 24 ORE Group has now branched out to the Legal, Employment, Construction and Public Administration markets, making a quantum leap in terms of competencies, clients, and managed distribution and customer support channels.
This marks the first step in the strategic project to create an “Italian management software hub” in the Professionals Area of 24 ORE Group.
Esa Software will optimize the synergies of 24 ORE Group’s software companies, with the aim of achieving the best possible integration of their respective core markets and products. A project that sees Esa Software - 270 employees, of whom 100 in R&D, over 200 partners scattered across Italy, 30,000 clients, solutions translated into 12 languagesand localized in 25 countries - as management solutions leader ready to take on theinternational markets in the medium term.
Bottura, born in Toscolano Maderno (BS) on January 30, 1956, held technical and commercial responsibilities in major companies such as IBM, Memorex Telex, Cisco and Siemens, and was CEO in a Telecom Italia Group company. At Cisco, Bottura also headed strategic projects worth over $400 million, managed entirely through the indirect sales channel (1- and 2-Tier).
Ginevra Cozzi, Press Office Manager Il Sole 24 ORE
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