Redwood City, California, September 12, 2007 – StrongMail Systems, Inc., the innovation leader in email infrastructure software, today announced its formal expansion into the UK market with a new corporate office and the appointment of Paul Bates as regional managing director. StrongMail is opening the office in response to a significant and growing demand for enterprise-class, in-house email solutions in the UK.

StrongMail specializes in email delivery, management and marketing software that comes pre-configured on high-performance server hardware. By opening its UK office, StrongMail is better positioned to deliver its solutions to companies looking for a commercial in-house alternative that offers greater ROI than hosted email service provider (ESP) solutions and that significantly outperforms freeware products or home-grown systems.

"StrongMail has a successful track record helping global brands like Real Networks, Ticketmaster and The Motley Fool improve their email programs, and this UK office will play a significant role in expanding our customer base in the UK and across Europe," said Sam Cece, CEO of StrongMail Systems. "The problems that plague email delivery aren't confined by international boundaries, and StrongMail helps companies around the globe overcome these challenges with a powerful and cost-effective solution that's easy to implement, manage and maintain."

Bates, a technology veteran and former Emailvision UK country manager, will be leveraging his sales expertise to expand StrongMail's customer base in the pan-European market via both direct and indirect channels.

"I look forward to promoting StrongMail's products and services to UK and pan-European companies, as there is a real market opportunity for an in-house solution that offers businesses greater control over their marketing, transactional and customer service communications ," said Paul Bates, UK managing director, StrongMail Systems. "The strength of StrongMail's solutions and its market momentum put in an excellent position to extend its leadership position to the UK and beyond."

Bates has more than 16 years of experience leading sales teams within the IT and email marketing sectors. Prior to StrongMail, Bates served as country manager for Emailvision, an email service provider based in Paris. During his tenure there, he ran the company's UK operations and helped streamline its sales and marketing processes. Bates' extensive experience also includes positions as director of new business at Sybase UK and head of EMEA sales for Embarcadero Europe.

StrongMail to Exhibit and Present at ad:tech London
From September 26-27, StrongMail will be exhibiting its solutions at the ad:tech London conference (stand 157), and Bates will be presenting a Motley Fool case study at 10:30am on September 26 in Theatre 2.

The case study, titled "Email Enabling the Enterprise," will demonstrate how The Motley Fool has improved deliverability and program performance across its international divisions by centralizing their email on StrongMail’s in-house platform.

More information on StrongMail's presence at ad:tech London and other events can be found at:

UK Office
StrongMail's UK office is located north of Oxford at the Cherwell Innovation Centre in Bicester:

StrongMail UK
77 Heyford Park
Upper Heyford
OX25 5HD

About StrongMail Systems, Inc.
StrongMail Systems enables companies to realize the value of digital messaging with high-performance servers that simplify and enhance outbound email systems. StrongMail servers integrate a complete set of delivery, tracking and management capabilities into a single platform to "business-enable" email and other digital messages, allowing companies to build new revenue streams, improve customer loyalty and reduce costs. StrongMail servers integrate with existing business applications to unlock the potential of digital messaging for enterprises, service providers and ISVs. A Silicon Valley company, StrongMail is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and is funded by DAG Ventures, Evercore Partners, Globespan Capital Partners and Sequoia Capital, the venture capitalists behind Google, Yahoo!, Cisco and Apple. To learn more about StrongMail Systems, visit

Sales Inquiries
Paul Bates
StrongMail Systems
+44 (0) 1869 238 330

Media Contact
Payal Cudia
Schwartz Communications

Published on: 12:00AM on 12th September 2007