Backstop Solutions Names Sales Head

Jan 12 2010 | 9:19pm ET

Backstop Solutions Group, a software firm that caters to the alternative asset management community, has hired Geoff Surkamer to lead the firm's global sales and marketing efforts.

Surkamer brings over 20 years of experience leading global business efforts in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry, and will play an integral role as Backstop looks to expand its global presence in 2010 and beyond.

“Backstop has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the years and we’re excited to add someone with Geoff’s high-energy and customer-oriented leadership to our sales and marketing efforts," said Jeremie Bacon, chief executive officer of the firm.

Before joining Backstop, Surkamer held several executive leadership positions at ASAP Software and founded License Technologies Group.

“The opportunity to join Backstop was one that I could not pass up,” said Surkamer. “Backstop is a front to back enterprise level investment management solution that scales well beyond other software tools in this space. When you consider the needs of the alternative asset management industry, there is no better partner than Backstop.”

Backstop Solutions Group provides software to hedge funds, funds of funds, endowments and other institutional investors. The firm is used by more than 225 firms throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and has been repeatedly recognized by industry leading managers and service providers as a top technology provider in the alternative asset management field.

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