NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Geeks on Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its trade names Geeks On Call and 1-800-905-GEEK, announced today that it has appointed technology sales veteran John Rice for the position of National Sales Director.
Based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Rice is a top-level computer industry executive joining Geeks On Call with over 20 years of experience in technology sales, distribution, and channel management. As a business owner, he received awards from major technology corporations, such as IBM, Compaq and Hewlett Packard for exceptional sales performance. Other accomplishments include participation in the IBM President's Institute and serving on CompTIA's Service Advisory Section.
The National Sales Director position was created to implement proven business techniques across the entire Geeks On Call franchise partner network. The company will be adding regional sales managers under his leadership to increase franchisee partner support.
According to COO Richard Artese, "John Rice is a valued addition to our executive team. His expertise and established industry relationships will create new opportunities for franchise development and complement our mission to be the leading provider of professional IT solutions for the small business and residential markets in the United States."
John Rice commented, "I'm thrilled to be a part of the Geeks on Call team. The opportunity to build on the strong brand and unique market position that Geeks on Call has created is exciting; I believe that Geeks on Call's robust offering to the small business and residential markets is unmatched."
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks on Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH). The company is a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers. Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the on-site residential IT service concept. Since then, small businesses and residential customers across the nation have trusted Geeks on Call's certified IT professionals to provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and consulting. The company began franchising in 2001 and has granted over 250 franchises with new locations opening regularly. All franchises are independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.geeksoncall.com.
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