Industry News: Eracent Appoints New President and Head of Sales

Eracent, a leading provider of IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management solutions, has announced two significant changes to its senior management team.

William Choppa has been promoted to President and added to the Board of Directors, and Scott Van Giezen has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Consulting Services.

Mr. Choppa, who joined Eracent in 2004, has extensive industry experience from his hands-on roles in pre-sales engineering, best practices consulting, and product management. “Based on his breadth of experience and his passion for expanding and improving Eracent’s product line to meet customer needs, William is poised to lead Eracent into a new phase of growth”, stated Eracent Chairman and co-founder Walter Szablowski. “He will be instrumental in guiding Eracent’s vision and communicating it within the company, to current and future customers, and to the larger ITAM community.”

Prior to joining Eracent, William was President of MCSI, a management consulting practice offering deployment and customization services. He has held positions with IBM and a number of technology companies as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. William holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mr. Van Giezen has over 17 years of consulting and ITAM experience. In his prior role as Vice President of Consulting Services, he launched Eracent’s professional services team to ensure successful solution delivery and implementation. Feedback from this team is instrumental in guiding product enhancements. Prior to joining Eracent, Mr. Van Giezen was on the management team at IT asset management provider Maincontrol (now part of IBM) and held positions at highly respected management consulting firms. He holds a BS in Economics with a minor in Finance.

 

About Eracent

Eracent provides IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions for enterprise customers. With its unique SOAR™ methodology, customers can establish savings goals and optimization targets for hardware assets and software licenses, and then monitor progress as they successfully meet milestones along the way. Eracent’s solutions help to reduce publisher audit risk, maximize the use of all IT assets and licenses, and minimize expenditures throughout the lifecycle of these assets. Learn more at www.eracent.com.

About Vawns Murphy

Irish mum of 3. ITIL V2 Manager (red badge) and ITIL V3 Expert (purple badge). SDI Managers certificate. Further qualifications in COBIT, ISO 20000, SAM, PRINCE2 and Microsoft. Author of itSMF UK collateral on Service Transition, Software Asset Management, Problem Management & the "How to do CCRM" book. Reviewer for the Service Transition ITIL 3 2011 publication. When not being pelted with brightly coloured balls in name of ITIL, I am a senior ITSM analyst for Enterprise Opinions.
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