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 name Geeks On Call, announced today that it has named Richard Artese Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Artese, who has been with Geeks On Call since May 2005, served formerly as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Effective March 28, 2008, Mr. Artese's promotion follows the Company's recent attainment of public status in February.
Mr. Artese is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as the overall strategic direction of Geeks On Call's mission to be the leading provider of professional IT solutions to the small business and residential markets in the United States.
"Geeks On Call will execute a number of strategies focused on growth and profitability within our franchise and corporate branches aimed at driving shareholder value," said Mr. Artese.
Richard T. Cole, CEO, said: "I could think of no better candidate for the job or for the task ahead of us. We are excited about the tremendous revenue potential to grow our business, and Rich Artese is the right man to lead our team."
Mr. Artese's vast experience in senior management roles includes the position of Managing Director, Technology Consulting Group, for Top Tier Management in New York and Norfolk as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Porter Novelli International in New York.
Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks on Call Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: GOCH), 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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