August 18, 2008
OnForce Names Marty Cagan to Board of Directors
BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OnForce, the world's largest marketplace for IT and CE service professionals, today announced the appointment of Marty Cagan to the company's board of directors. A seasoned leader in product management, Cagan brings more than twenty years of expertise in defining and building market-leading technology products.
Cagan has executed product development plans for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Netscape Communications, America Online and eBay. Author of the book, Inspired: How To Create Products Customers Love, Cagan is also a founder and partner in the Silicon Valley Product Group (http://www.svpg.com/), a thought-leadership company that offers strategic experience and best practices consulting with technology-focused companies to aid them in successful product development.
"Marty Cagan is a product visionary. His addition to our board is major win for our product direction and for our company," said OnForce CEO Peter Cannone. "Marty's leadership in developing and managing product roadmaps will help us drive the OnForce marketplace forward as we expand into new categories and countries."
Prior to founding Silicon Valley Product Group, Cagan served as the senior vice president of product management and design for eBay. Before joining eBay, he managed newly emerging technology capabilities for Internet start-ups and Fortune 500 companies as the vice president for Netscape's platform and tools and later eCommerce applications. He began his career at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, performing software technology research and developing software products.
During his career, Cagan performed and managed most of the roles within a software product organization, including product management, software development, product marketing, user interface design, usability engineering, technical writing, software testing, engineering management, and general management.
OnForce is the world's largest marketplace for IT service professionals. The company enables VARs, solution providers, manufacturers and retailers to find skilled, contract IT professionals across the U.S. and Canada. The OnForce marketplace has been used to successfully complete more than 750,000 work orders since its inception. The company has more than 5,000 service buyers and 12,000+ technicians who work in a wide variety of categories, including computers, printers, networking, VoIP, point of sale and consumer electronics.
For more information about the U.S. marketplace, visit http://www.onforce.com/
To learn about the Canadian marketplace, visit http://www.onforce.ca/
CONTACT: Tim Wieland of Airfoil Public Relations, +1-248-304-1414,[email protected], for OnForce
Web site: http://www.onforce.com/http://www.onforce.ca/http://www.svpg.com/