Nuance accelerates growth in UK healthcare market with new senior appointment

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Simon Manley will lead sales team for Nuance Healthcare solutions as Sales Director, UK.

London, UK – 25 February 2010- Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading supplier of speech solutions, today announced the appointment of Simon Manley as Sales Director Healthcare for the UK. Simon will lead the Nuance Healthcare sales team in the region and brings with him more than eight years experience at a senior level within the industry. Formerly with McKesson, his expertise in the delivery of both patient and business related solutions at strategic level to the NHS will be invaluable to Nuance as a key ingredient for growth.

“We are delighted to welcome Simon to our team. His high regard for putting customer satisfaction before all else has proved to be the basis for his countless successes so far, in what can only be described as an extremely impressive career. We believe that this thinking is also at the heart of Nuance’s philosophy and the very corner stone of our billion dollar company”, says Marcel Wassink, VP Healthcare, EMEA.

Experienced leader, powerful team

Simon Manley is to lead a strong team of sales and technology experts who will set the pace for speech recognition adoption in the NHS and beyond:

Simon Howard is the Director for Dictation Solutions UK, focusing particularly on developing business in the field of medical transcription.

Gary Williams is the Regional Partner Director for the UK, Ireland and Asia-Pacific, directing sales activities for partners.

Dewinder Bhachu is the Director Healthcare Informatics and Nuance’s interface to the UK’s Department of Health.

Jonathan Whitmore is the Channel Manager for Dragon Medical for the UK, Ireland and Middle East.

James Walkden is the Professional Service Director Healthcare for EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

Terence Lippert is the Senior Solutions Consultant, ensuring pre-sales support for healthcare projects and partners’ integrations.

Simon Manley’s arrival at Nuance immediately follows the appointment of Peter MacKinnon as Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA. He will support Mr MacKinnon in building on the success Nuance has achieved in expanding its presence globally and in the UK – and to satisfy the ever growing demand for its speech, imaging and healthcare solutions.

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