Genetec creates chief commercial officer position
Genetec, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions today announced the appointment of respected and accomplished Canadian businessman Georges Karam to Chief Commercial Officer. In this newly added corporate officer position, Mr. Karam will work closely with Genetec President and CEO, Pierre Racz, and will be responsible for setting the company’s global commercial strategy and organizational development trajectory to drive business growth and market share for Genetec.
Prior to joining Genetec, Georges Karam was the co-founder and CEO of Atelka Enterprise, a business process outsourcing (BPO) services company, backed by Pierre Racz. Atelka employs over 2500 people and was ranked seventh fastest growing company in Québec by Les Affaires. Combining vision and pragmatism, Mr. Karam has also been investing in emerging and established companies for several years, including retail franchises and major real estate projects in Canada and abroad. Mr. Karam holds a Bachelor of Computer Sciences and a Masters of Business Administration and was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious EY Québec Entrepreneur of the Year in the business-to-business products and services category.
“I have known and worked with Georges for over a decade, and we are delighted to have him join us as we take Genetec into its next phase of growth,” said Pierre Racz, President and CEO of Genetec. “George brings the combined drive of a born entrepreneur with the rigorous business acumen of a seasoned corporate executive. We warmly welcome him home,” added Racz.