Des Plaines, IL, June 19, 2006 -- Endeavor Information Systems (www.endinfosys.com), one of the leading worldwide providers of library management software, today announced the appointment of Louis P. Leuzzi as vice president of Global Sales. In his new position, Leuzzi will provide strategic direction and leadership to Endeavor's global sales force. Leuzzi will report to Endeavor President and CEO Roland Dietz.
"Lou's extensive experience in successfully managing an international sales force coupled with his achievement in orchestrating the sale of complex enterprise technology to Fortune 500 companies makes him an ideal addition to Endeavor's executive team," said Dietz. "A proven leader, Lou's heritage of sales execution will be invaluable in accelerating the adoption of our suite of library management software, as well as in maintaining the high level of professionalism and customer support that have become hallmarks of our organization."
Leuzzi has almost 25 years of professional experience serving in executive sales and services roles. He comes to Endeavor from Tintoria, Inc., a business consultancy focused on supporting venture-backed, privately held software companies. In his previous role as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Vanguard Solutions Group, a business intelligence and analytic solutions provider, Leuzzi's contributions included significant growth in annual revenue and expanding the company's partnership program.
Prior to joining Vanguard, Leuzzi was vice president, Worldwide Sales and Consulting at Questra Corporation, where he helped transition the company from a system integrator to an enterprise software vendor. He also served as the president and chief operating officer for the North America operations of Armature Ltd., significantly increasing sales revenue by refocusing the marketing strategy and redeploying the sales force of this retail enterprise software solution provider.
"I am thrilled to join Endeavor and am confident that my background in working with complex, multi-national enterprise applications will serve the organization well as it embarks upon a very exciting period of growth," said Leuzzi. "Along with maintaining our strong North American customer base, I look forward to expanding the company's international presence through direct interaction with prospective institutions and consortia, building on existing software partnerships and establishing new ones."
Leuzzi holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Park University.
About Endeavor Information Systems
Endeavor Information Systems produces advanced library management systems for research and public librarians seeking to integrate ever-increasing electronic resources within their collections. Since 1994, Endeavor has pioneered library management systems by offering enhanced functionality coupled with intuitive interfaces that increase usability and efficiency. Its heritage of technological innovation and service to libraries as well as its significant financial strength as a wholly owned subsidiary of Elsevier combine to make Endeavor Information Systems an industry leader. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com/), MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/), Scopus (http://www.info.scopus.com/), bibliographic databases and online reference works.