LiveOps Names Marty Beard as New CEO


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Former President Sybase 365, a Sybase Company and subsidiary of SAP

Maynard Webb to serve as Chairman of the Board

Santa Clara, Calif. – June 21, 2011 – The Board of Directors of LiveOps today announced the appointment of Marty Beard as President and Chief Executive Officer. Beard, who previously served as President at Sybase 365, will also join LiveOps’ Board of Directors. He will start at LiveOps on July 18th.

“With more than twenty years of leadership experience, Marty has a strong track record of driving technological innovation, strategic market growth, developing key enterprise customer relationships while building and retaining strong management teams, ,” said Doug Carlisle, lead independent director of the Board. “Marty will help accelerate LiveOps’ strategy and leadership position, and he will be a major asset as LiveOps continues to expand our business, particularly in high-growth segments,”

During his tenure at Sybase 365, Beard created a valuable subsidiary of parent company Sybase, leading the division to 150% revenue growth in less than five years. Under his leadership, the company continued to advance its position as the global leader in enterprise mobile services. Sybase 365’s success has been seen as a major reason for the SAP acquisition in July of 2010.

“Marty has demonstrated his ability to identify untapped market opportunities and deliver solutions that dynamically enhance the customer experience – skills that are critical to ensure a successful future at LiveOps,” said Maynard Webb, Chairman of the Board, LiveOps. “Marty not only has the operational and leadership abilities, but he also brings a strategic bent for the transformation that is underway in our industry. LiveOps has the best agent talent, technology assets and market position, and now we have the best roster of executive leaders who can drive the company’s continued growth.”

“LiveOps has a tremendous history, highly innovative products, and a solid and loyal customer base. I’m excited about the opportunity to build on its momentum to grow the business by helping our customers be successful,” said Marty Beard. “I’m honored to be joining the extremely highly skilled and dedicated employees at LiveOps and look forward to continuing our high-quality service delivery to meet the exploding market demands.”

About Marty Beard
Beard is a strong business and operations leader and industry veteran. His previous experience aligns with LiveOps’ current priorities to grow the businesses and leverage their operations. He understands the cloud environment and the potential it provides to transform business models. His impact on the mobile messaging and mobile commerce segments is well recognized. Prior to his tenure at Sybase, he served as vice president, Oracle Online at Oracle Corp. He helped drive Oracle’s e-business transformation, leveraging the Internet to improve customer engagement, including managing Oracle’s online store for purchasing software and services.

While at Sybase, Beard served on the board of directors for CTIA-The Wireless Association, and will continue to serve as a board member for Harris Interactive (NASDAQ: HPOL), a global leader in custom market research and widely known for the Harris Poll. He actively participates in public policy advocacy on issues affecting the wireless industry, such as standards, telecommunications regulation and consumer protection.
Beard obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in rhetoric and history. He also holds an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

About LiveOps
LiveOps is transforming sales and service work. The LiveOps Contact Center Cloud Platform enables companies to enhance their consumer experience while achieving measurable operational efficiencies. LiveOps also the largest contact center workforce of more than 20,000 independent agents to support a wide range of industries including financial, health, insurance, retail, marketing and media. LiveOps is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit

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