Work-Group Computing Report: Access360 Announces New Management Team; Former 3Com Executive Bob Aoki to Head Software Infrastructure Solutions Provider

Access360 Announces New Management Team; Former 3Com Executive Bob Aoki to Head Software Infrastructure Solutions Provider – Company Operations

Access360, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure software solutions for B2B access management and provisioning, Monday announced the appointment of Bob Aoki as president and chief operating officer.

Aoki’s strategic vision will lead the aggressive marketing of the company’s enRole product as the access management and provisioning solution of choice for both enterprise and ASP applications.

Aoki cited the enormous potential of Access360, coupled with its experienced management team, as being his key reason for joining the company.

“The same factors that influenced Crosspoint Venture Partners to join us as a strategic partner convinced me to come on board,” he said. “The potential of Access360 to help shape the future of e-business is limitless.”

Access360’s product enRole is positioned to meet the needs of the large enterprise, ASP and B2B marketplace. enRole’s core architecture is designed to support the entire workflow of e-business access management for employees, contractors and business partners. It creates an efficient, manageable and auditable central point of control for all types of access rights through an administrative umbrella.

enRole quickly welcomes new employees, business partners and vendors into an information enterprise. When those parties change locations or need to be removed from the system, enRole can be deployed quickly to protect the corporations’ information assets.

E*TRADE, Sony Electronics, Ameritech and Burlington Resources are just a few of the companies that have achieved maximum benefits from an access management solution provided by Access360.

Access360’s Management Team Aoki was vice president of strategic relations at 3Com from 1997 to January 2000, when he joined Access360. While at 3Com, he orchestrated the company’s strategic alliance with Microsoft. His wealth of senior executive experience in developing strategic partnerships includes stints at Fore Systems and National Semiconductor.

During his 25 years in the high-tech industry, Aoki has also held sales, marketing and management positions at Wang Laboratories, Xerox Corp. and Wyse Technology.

Jeff Drake, executive vice president of strategic planning and development, is one of the founders of Access360 and has managed the company since 1998.

Drake came to Access360 from Enterprise Solutions Ltd., where he was vice president of business development and a member of the company’s start-up team. He also focused on business development as vice president at Quadratron Systems Inc., and has an extensive background in programming and systems analysis.

Richard Little, chief financial officer, has a strong background in high-growth, multinational information-technology and manufacturing companies.

Little joined Access360 this year after serving as CFO/secretary and vice president of finance and administration for Alyn Corp. He was previously executive vice president, CFO and co-founder of D’Essence Designer Fragrances LLC, and principal and co-founder of Bainbridge International Holdings, and held various executive and CFO positions at Graphix Zone, Teradata and Quotron Systems.

Michael New, vice president of marketing/chief marketing officer, has worked in enterprise computing, B2B e-commerce and Web publishing for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining Access360, New served as senior vice president of business strategy and marketing for Galleon Inc. and senior vice president of sales and marketing at Cartia Inc. New’s job experience also includes working as vice president of marketing for Elkom Corp., InfoAccess Inc. and Attachmate Corp.

Bob Sherman, vice president of legal affairs and corporate secretary, has been Access360’s general counsel since 1999.

Sherman was previously director and vice president of Technologic Software Concepts Inc. and vice president, general counsel and director of human resources for Golden State Health Centers. He annually receives an AV rating (for consummate skill and integrity) in professional surveys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent lawyer-rating organization.

Rob Griebel, vice president of Americas sales, has held various senior management positions in sales and marketing. Most recently, Griebel worked for Aris Corp., and helped the company negotiate through a successful IPO. In addition to his sales expertise, he brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge from Oracle, Boeing and Viewstar Corp.

John Curie, vice president of global customer support services, gives Access360 many years of experience in corporate and international sales management.

Prior to joining Access360, Curie was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where his personal clients included Tandem, Samsung, Arco, Activision and Hughes Communications. He previously held sales and management positions with both IBM and AT&T.

Based in Irvine, Access360 is the leader in Internet infrastructure software solutions for access management and provisioning in the enterprise, business-to-business (B2B) and application service provider (ASP) marketplaces.

Access360 serves Global 2000 customers in a wide range of markets, including Internet-based and traditional finance, manufacturing and telecommunications companies.

The company’s enRole product, with more than 500,000 users managed today, introduces a unified layer of control and a single source for managing and auditing access on multiple platforms, making e-business and access management faster, cheaper and more effective. FMI:

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