Envisional appoints new CEO to drive global growth Thursday 11 January 2001 PDF Print Brian Earle aims to provide an interface between Bricks and Mortar companies and the sins of the new economy Envisional, the UK-based Internet infrastructure technology specialist, today announced that it had appointed as its new CEO Brian Earle, formerly VP of Global Business Development with US-based publishing conglomerate Thomson Corporation. Earle, 47, aims to drive Envisional's global growth, particularly in the US where he has been living and working for the last six years. Earle brings to Envisional substantial global leadership experience, business development expertise, proven ability to scale fast-growth businesses and extensive contacts within funding and investment circles. As a result of the appointment, existing CEO Ben Coppin will take on a new role as Chief Operating Officer. Of the appointment of Earle, Coppin said, "We interviewed a number of candidates but it was clear to all of us from the start that Brian was the man we wanted for the job. His credentials are perfect and it was obvious that the chemistry between Brian and the rest of the team at Envisional was absolutely right. We are very confident that we are putting the continued growth, and particularly our expansion into overseas markets such as the US, in the very best of hands." Earle has been working for Thomson Publishing, a $7 billion turnover company listed on the Toronto stock exchange, for the past three years. His primary responsibilities there were to do with identifying and managing acquisitions. Prior to that he spent three years as CEO and President of Silver Platter, a global leader in providing integrated database collections in electronic form, where he professionalised the management and grew turnover from $20 million to $70 million. Prior to that he had spent 17 years with UK information specialists ICC Group Plc, starting out as a programmer and eventually becoming managing director. Said Earle, "I believe that the real electronic business growth for 2001 will be in the Internet support arena: Envisional provides technology that protects intellectual property on the Internet and is ideally positioned to benefit from this growth. The Envisional client list features some of the world's top companies, all of which have an absolute need for our ability to provide an interface between old economy companies and the sins of the new economy. It was also clear to me during the recruitment process that the superb strength of Envisional's technology allied with their ideas will allow us to rapidly penetrate many new markets." Earle continued, "I greatly enjoyed my time with Thomson Publishing, but I missed the challenge of working with great technical skills to scale a fast-growth company. The challenges are considerable - particularly in growing the business in the US, which will be the benchmark of my success at the company - but well within our reach. The people here are first-rate and we have all the right ingredients to take advantage of the huge opportunities that lie before us." Earle was educated at Cambridge and Harvard Business school holding an MA in Mathematics and Engineering. About Envisional's Discovery Engine Envisional uses an advanced, rules-based language to automate a discovery process beyond the scope of human capability. It helps businesses find out what is being said about them, their clients and competitors or a particular field of research. It aims to help organisations in three distinct ways: Revenues - For content publishers, the Internet has enabled intellectual property theft - of the spoken word, still and moving images and music - on an almost unimaginable scale. The discovery engine identifies breaches of intellectual copyright, enabling organisations to take appropriate action. Reputations - For global brands, the Internet is the world's biggest rumour mill. Many of these rumours are generated by individuals with axes to grind and are extremely damaging. Last year, a rumour started spreading that KFC had created a GM chicken without a beak or feathers for use in their restaurants. Some new example IFPI ??? If this kind of misinformation is left unnoticed and unchecked, it can bring a company to its knees. Research - the Internet is a vital source for those involved in research of any kind. However, the thousands of different URLs being returned by search engines for any query wastes huge amounts of a researcher's time and money. They need to automate the drudgery of ploughing through these URLs in order to improve their productivity. Traditional search engines cannot provide any real precision in information retrieval, making it difficult, expensive and time consuming for organisations to address these problems. Envisional's Discovery Engine technology addresses precisely these shortcomings. Contact Details: Iain Frazer-Halpin/Matthew Ward Brodeur Worldwide Tel: 01753 790 700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.