TORONTO, ON – June 8, 2005 – The Board of Directors of Fusepoint Managed Services Inc., a leading provider of outsourced infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran tech-industry leader George Kerns as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
”George is well known in the managed services industry as a leader who strengthens operations, drives customer value, and ultimately takes organizations to their next level of growth,” said John Ward, General Partner, M/C Venture Partners and Fusepoint Board member. ”His intimate knowledge of Fusepoint and the overall market, combined with an unwavering dedication to delivering results, will propel this company forward at an accelerated pace. Tapping into this insider’s business expertise was an easy decision to make.”
A Fusepoint Board member since 2004, Mr. Kerns most recently served as President and CEO of Digex, a leading provider of managed enterprise hosting services that was acquired by MCI in late 2003.
”Fusepoint has reached a critical mass in the Canadian managed services industry,” said Kerns. ”There’s a real sense of excitement stirring throughout the company, as all key business elements are coming into alignment ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ a solid customer base, blue-chip partnerships, innovative service offerings, unparalleled IT talent, and financial stability with full support from our principal investor, M/C Venture Partners. And while we continue to post impressive annual growth rates, we will enhance our list of strategic channel relationships and seek merger and acquisition opportunities throughout North America.”