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Solity Software appoints Brian Steele as Chief Executive

15 September 2014

SOLITY SOFTWARE APPOINTS BRIAN STEELE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Solity Software Limited (Solity), the Wellington-based software company specialising in crisis preparedness and incident management, today announced that it has appointed Brian Steele as its Chief Executive.

Brian has extensive governance experience and has been involved either as a director, adviser or in an executive capacity with companies that have substantially grown their business or realised their potential and been acquired by a larger enterprise. These include Axon Computer Systems, now part of Dimension Data; and LifeDirect, sold to TradeMe in 2013.

His early commercial career included roles with Coopers & Lybrand in New Zealand and Europe, in Switzerland and Hong Kong with RJR Nabisco, before returning to this country to work with Morel & Co, a M&A firm working with NZ technology companies.

He has a BCA and BA from Victoria University; is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the NZ Institute of Directors; executive director of Shoreline Partners, a business growth consultancy; and, most recently was appointed to the Inland Revenue Department’s Taxpayer’s Simplication Panel.

Established in 2012 by technology entrepreneur Israel Reyes, Solity develops secure, cloud-based mobile software products for public and private sector businesses that provide the managers in those enterprises with the tools and information required to control and recover mission-critical operations and information, anytime, anywhere, any device.

At Solity Brian will be primarily responsible for the commercialisation of the company’s innovative technology, executing a growth plan that will substantially increase Solity’s scale and scope, and securing the capital necessary to achieve the company’s ambitions.

Company founder and managing director Israel Reyes will step back from frontline management to focus on product development and incident response and business continuity expertise for the firm’s growing client base.

Managing Director Israel Reyes said, “Brian coming onboard is exciting, as is the task ahead. It marks a turning point for Solity, the appointment of a professional chief executive with a proven track record of building high growth companies.

Solity’s crisis management platform provides its clients with resilient incident response solutions that help minimise human, reputational and financial costs during an incident or crisis by enabling quick and co-ordinated decision making, communication, and action, as well as providing extensive post-incident analysis.

Solity is currently engaging with a number of strategic partners and will shortly approach the investment community seeking sufficient capital to accelerate local and offshore market penetration for its innovative software solutions.

About Solity Software
Solity Software Limited is a privately owned, Wellington-based software company offering a market-leading crisis / incident management platform that enables the effective testing and execution of incident response and business continuity plans. The Solity solution replaces flat electronic files and paper based plans by migrating event response procedures and contact lists into a cloud based, mobile, automated, real-time, and collaborative environment.

The value that Solity brings to an organisation is the peace of mind of a first rate incident response solution that will help to minimise human, reputational and financial costs during an incident or crisis by enabling quick and co-ordinated decision making, communication, and action, as well as providing extensive post-incident analysis. See: http://www.solity.co.nz/

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