Bold reorgs, Coles named president
Colorado Springs, Colo.--Bold Technologies ended an almost 10-year experiment in December, splitting from Dutch partner Enai Systems and reorganizing its corporate structure that puts Rod Coles in the president's chair from general manager.
Back in 1996, Bold entered into a relationship with Enai that brought an undisclosed amount of investment and the opportunity to leverage the central station technology provider's presence in Europe, and vice versa.
Former president Jerry Winslow shifted to vice president of sales as a result of the change. Coles and Winslow, along with Kurt Emanuelson, vice president of development, are now the main principles of the company.
"When we were part of the larger organization, we were trying to create a product that would work for both organizations," commented Coles.
"Now we've got our identity back and we're able to focus on our own customers," he said.
Bold, as a result of the changes, will have a stronger entrepreneurial spirit.
"It was culturally restrictive to be part of that group," agreed Winslow. "We didn't have the ability to be flexible."
Within the United States alone, there are 130 customers on the company's legacy system, Theos, and approximately 80 customers using its most recent platform release Manitou.
In the first acts of his tenure, Coles has already lured salespeople Judy Padera and Marcos Lozano away from Dice Corp. and added access control applications to the Manitou platform.