Genetec names Karam as Chief Commercial Officer

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Monday, November 10, 2014

MONTRÉAL—Unified IP security solutions provider Genetec on Nov. 10 named Georges Karam to the newly created position of chief commercial officer.

In this role Karam will work closely with Genetec President and CEO, Pierre Racz to set global commercial strategy and organizational development trajectory to drive business growth and market share for Genetec.

Karam co-founded and served as CEO of Atelka Enterprise, a business process outsourcing services company, backed by Racz. Atelka employs more than 2,500 people and was ranked seventh-fastest growing company in Québec by Les Affaires. Karam has invested in emerging and established companies for several years, including retail franchises and major real estate projects in Canada and abroad.

Karam holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences and a master's degree in Business Administration and was the 2012 recipient of the 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,” Racz siad in a prepared statement. “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.