Autotask Recruits IT Veteran as Chief Executive Officer Mark Cattini Joins Autotask Corporation as CEO to Lead Company Expansion, Bob Godgart Named Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer

( - EAST GREENBUSH, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/10 -- Autotask Corporation announced today that Mark Cattini has joined the company as chief executive officer to lead the expansion of the company's leading hosted global IT Business Management  solutions. In addition, Bob Godgart has been named chairman and chief visionary officer of the company.

"Mark brings to our executive team a powerful mix of leadership, channel experience, technical breadth and a true passion for people," said Godgart who announced the news to the company today. "He has a proven track record of taking fast-growing, high-potential companies like Autotask to the next level. This move will allow me to do what I do best, and focus on what's next for Autotask."

Godgart hands over to Cattini a business that he founded and grew to approximately 200 employees and nearly 40,000 users in 43 countries around the world. In his new role Godgart will work more closely with other industry leaders, strategic partners and with Autotask customers to help shape the future of Autotask. The company intends to accelerate its very healthy growth rate with new IT service delivery and workflow management products and services. Godgart will continue to serve as vice chairman of CompTIA, the world's largest IT industry association, providing him a platform to support the future of the IT community.

Meanwhile, Cattini takes the reins as an accomplished leader in the IT industry. His background includes senior leadership positions at Lotus Development Corp., Mapinfo Corp and Pitney Bowes Marketing Services.

"Autotask is extremely well-positioned for rapid growth," said Cattini. "In our industry, there's nothing faster moving and more dynamic than cloud computing and on-demand software services. Autotask is uniquely positioned with its native cloud-based technology to be an industry standard for the IT channel to manage IT service delivery and workflow management."

Cattini most recently comes to Autotask from Awareness, Inc., a social media software development company, where he served as president and CEO. Prior to his tenure at Awareness, Cattini served as president and CEO of MapInfo Corporation for seven years. MapInfo, a publicly-traded NASDAQ company, was the top provider of location-based intelligence solutions, integrating software, data and services around the world.

Starting as the managing director of MapInfo's UK operations in 1995, Cattini was ultimately appointed president and CEO of MapInfo Corporation in the year 2000. Under his leadership, MapInfo Corporation reshaped and rebuilt its company strategy from a technology provider to a vertically-focused solutions provider resulting in 17 consecutive quarters of record growth and the successful sale of the company in 2007 to Pitney Bowes. Following the acquisition, Cattini served as president of Pitney Bowes Marketing Services, a division of Pitney Bowes Corporation, and as a member of Pitney Bowes' leadership team.

Cattini began his software career in his native UK where he worked at a variety of technology companies, including a 9-year span at Lotus Development Corp.

About Autotask Corporation
Autotask Corporation provides the world's leading hosted IT Business Management software built specifically for VARs, MSPs, and other technology solution providers to help them run their businesses better. The company's product line includes the Autotask Professional Services Automation (PSA) software, and the VARStreet family of advanced quoting and e-Commerce tools. All products work together seamlessly, and are available on demand to help IT solution providers to sell, implement, deliver and bill their technology products & services. For more information about Autotask Corporation and products, please visit :   or call 518-720-3500. Or, follow us on: : : : : :   

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