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ABBYY USA Expands Executive Team With Appointment of Two New Vice Presidents

April 15, 2014

ABBYY Names New Vice President of Product Management and Marketing and Vice President of Client Services to Expand Executive Leadership Team


ABBYY® USA, a leading global provider of document recognition, data capture, and linguistic technologies and professional services, today announced the appointment of David Bayer as vice president of product management and marketing for Information Governance and Simon Jones as vice president of client services. The new executives augment ABBYY USA’s leadership team which is continuing to expand to drive revenue and market share growth via a breadth of technology and services offerings.


“Great customer experiences and effective product management and marketing are cornerstones of any high-performing product company,” said Peter Meechan, COO of ABBYY USA. “Simon and David not only have excellent track records in their respective areas, but also bring a unique ability to conceive and introduce new offerings that will take us to the next level as we continue to scale the company.” David Bayer is a seasoned enterprise software professional with nearly two decades of experience across multiple domains, including content management, search, eLearning and eDiscovery. Bayer has held senior leadership positions at Symantec, Hewlett Packard’s Autonomy division, Iron Mountain and Stratify. In his new role, Bayer will be responsible for collaborating with the company’s global team driving product roadmaps, as well as creating effective marketing programs in North America, Japan, and Taiwan.


“ABBYY’s technologies enable organizations to gain significant insight from data without substantial financial or human capital investment,” said Bayer. “I am excited to join the ABBYY USA executive team, and look forward to increasing the reach and awareness of our technology, creating and driving new products to market, and helping customers turn their unstructured information into a strategic asset.”


With more than 20 years of professional experience, including the last two years as ABBYY USA’s director of client services, Simon Jones joins the executive team to establish new service offerings and enhance customer experience in North America, Japan and Taiwan. Jones has created and managed successful Client Services and Operations teams at global organizations, including Rimmel International (Unilever), MSAS Cargo (now DHL) and International Asset Systems.


“ABBYY USA’s Client Services team’s sole goal is to create new services and offerings that get our customers from deployment to driving business value more quickly,” said Jones. “I look forward to working with the rest of the ABBYY USA executive team to continue innovating and developing new ways for our customers to realize the true power their data holds.”



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