Jeff Smith, Industry Veteran and Cloud Innovator, Joins FireScope Board of Directors
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers’ technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced that Jeff Smith, CEO of Suncorp Business Services(SUN:AU) has joined its Board of Directors.
Jeff Smith is recognized as a thought leader and innovator and has been awarded CIO of the year twice since 2003, once by the press and once by his peers. Over the 27 years that Mr. Smith has been in the IT industry, he has held numerous Chief Information Officer (CIO) or equivalent roles, including CIO for Telstra Corporation. He has also held leadership positions in a number of world-class companies including Honeywell, Toyota and Charles Schwab.
“I am pleased to welcome Jeff Smith, CEO of Suncorp’s Business Services to FireScope’s Board of Directors. Jeff’s joining our Board is a further validation of the FireScope story and that the problems FireScope is solving for its customers is important work,” says Steven Cotton, CEO of FireScope. “FireScope’s Board is independent and is responsible for advocating our customers, partners and shareholder interests. Jeff will be an excellent voice for our key constituents as well as helping me lead our management team in achieving our vision of being ‘The leader in aligning customers’ technology performance to their business.’”
Jeff Smith said he was enthusiastically looking forward to joining the FireScope Board.
“My goal is, wherever possible, to work with and emulate companies that lead the way in their field of expertise. I believe FireScope is a world leader and am excited to have joined the Board as the company enters the next phase of its corporate development,” he said.
Suncorp, one of Australia’s largest diversified financial services groups, has achieved a massive technology transformation that has resulted in one of the largest private cloud deployments in Asia. This transformation, overseen by Jeff Smith’s Business Services division, has enabled Suncorp to reduce its net IT costs by 20% over the last three years, at a time when computing requirements were increasing by 30% annually.
As Suncorp is a current FireScope customer, Jeff Smith will not participate in any discussions or decisions regarding the business relationship between the two companies.
FireScope is the leader in aligning customers’ technology performance to their business and customer experiences through highly innovative, on-demand solutions. FireScope’s suite of products includes three primary enterprise offerings: FireScope Unify(TM) Business Service Management (BSM) – your dashboard for enterprise IT strategy; FireScope Orchestrate(TM) Configuration Management Database (CMDB) – your playbook for IT Operations; and FireScope Comply(TM) – your compass for managing IT compliance. FireScope Inc., headquartered in Huntington Beach, California has offices in Sydney, New York, Dallas and London. To learn more about FireScope and its advanced ITSM solutions, visit http://www.firescope.com or call 877-780-3473.