(The Hosting News) – Leading on-demand ecommerce software firm Kalio, Inc. today announced that Jonathan Lee has been named chief executive officer. Lee, who has served as executive chairman of Kalio’s board of directors since 2002, succeeds Larry Kavanagh in the CEO role. Kavanagh was named chief ecommerce strategy officer and will remain fully involved in the company, leading the ecommerce consulting practice and product management team.
“Jonathan is exactly the right leader to take Kalio to the next level,” said Kavanagh. “His extensive entrepreneurial background and vision complement the efforts Kalio is making in defining a leadership position in the ecommerce market. His strong experience in growing companies will help shape Kalio as we continue our expansion. Jonathan has been a key figure already in shaping our corporate strategy and culture.”
Lee is regarded as one of the pioneering leaders of the on-demand movement reshaping the software industry today. He was founder and CEO of Corio, an early application service provider, which went public in 2000 and was acquired by IBM Global Services in 2005. Before founding Corio, Lee founded IT outsourcing company DSCI , which he transformed into the launching pad for Corio in 1998. He also co-founded and managed two other technology companies.
“I am very passionate about Kalio for a number of reasons,” Lee said, “not least of which is my long-standing working relationship with Larry and the other members of the senior management team, who are trusted colleagues and capable executives. Kalio has the breakthrough technology, a strong team at all levels of the company, and the right strategy to become a major player in the ecommerce industry. I am thrilled by the opportunity to advance Kalio to its next phase of growth.”
About Kalio, Inc.
Kalio develops and delivers our integrated on-demand ecommerce application suite to online retailers across the nation. We partner with our clients to produce sales growth 50% above industry average. KalioCommerce™, KalioMobile™, KalioMail™, and KalioSocial™ comprise our core technology offerings, all of which are built on our firsthand direct marketing and ecommerce expertise. Kalio has offices in Cupertino, CA and in Covington, KY, in the Greater Cincinnati area. To learn more, visit www.KalioInc.com.