Former Microsoft Marketing Lead Joins SWsoft

May 17, 2004
Kurt Daniel to Drive Overall Marketing; SWsoft Offers Joint Marketing for Customers & Partners

Herndon, VA, May 17, 2004SWsoft, the established leader in hosting automation and server virtualization software, today announced that former Microsoft marketing lead, Kurt Daniel, has joined the company as Director of Marketing to spearhead its global marketing strategy and programs. The company also invites customers and partners to work with SWsoft to expand their marketing reach.

“We are fortunate to add someone of Kurt’s experience, breadth and talent to SWsoft,” said Serguei Beloussov, president and CEO, SWsoft. “SWsoft is known for our exceptional product development and customer relationships, and we’re building the marketing capabilities to match them. The company is now prepared for further expansion within the hosting, ISP/Telco, and Enterprise markets.”

Daniel is a marketing veteran and has spent the last several years at Microsoft as a Lead Product Manager in the Server and Tools Division, managing a high-impact marketing group for SQL Server, a portfolio of successful Database and Business Intelligence server products. He helped grow the business past $1 Billion and was instrumental in end-to-end SMB and business marketing including partner development, competitive strategy and product planning.

“I’m very excited to join a company with such strong recent growth and future potential,” said Daniel. “We are focused on building a great team and establishing a full fledge marketing machine.”

Before Microsoft he was a general management consultant in Business Strategy, Operations and Marketing for ATKearney where he served IT, Telecom and other clients. Daniel holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A from Harvard University.

Joint Opportunities for Customers & Partners
According to Tier 1 Research, the U.S. mass market Web hosting alone is a $3.8 billion opportunity. SWsoft will work with customers and partners on ways of acquiring new customers and expanding their brands to increase their top-line business performance.

“We feel the marketing potential in the industry is like many servers that exist in datacenters around the world — untapped and under utilized,” Daniel said. “SWsoft will work to jointly market with our customers and partners to ensure our growth is linked to their growth.”

For more information on pursuing marketing activities with SWsoft, contact

About SWsoft
SWsoft is the recognized leader in automation and server virtualization software for hosting service companies, communications providers, and enterprises. The company powers more than 50,000 servers for customers in over 100 countries. SWsoft’s products deliver industry-leading performance, stability and manageability for its customers to increase utilization of their limited IT resources. Headquartered in Herndon, VA, with offices around the world; SWsoft is a privately held, profitable company, offering comprehensive solutions including: Plesk, Virtuozzo™, PEM, HSPcomplete, and Confixx. For more information about SWsoft, visit

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