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John Atkinson Joins WidePoint Corp. (WYY) as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

WidePoint announced that Mr. John Atkinson will be joining the company as its new Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Atkinson will bring over 28 years of experience to WidePoint, a leading provider of cloud-based telecommunications services and cyber security solutions.

Of his new role, Atkinson remarked, “I look forward to being part of the executive team at WidePoint and bringing my expertise and relationships into a marketplace that is poised for wide adoption and growth. In particular, I’m excited about the strategic charge of implementing a suite of integrated secured mobility solutions offered at the Enterprise level.”

Having spent almost 30 years in the Information Technology sector, Atkinson possesses a strong background in developing, building, and deploying international sales and marketing strategies, teams, and channels. His resume includes time spent at companies such as Lenovo, WinMagic, IdentiPhi, Gieseche & Devrient, Gemplus, Samsung, and Hitachi. In his new role, Atkinson will oversee the sales and marketing management of WidePoint’s overall product and services offerings.

“John has an excellent record in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies and brings both broad-based experience and relevant expertise to WidePoint at this juncture, as we work to broaden our solutions and customer reach,” remarked Steve Komar, WidePoint’s CEO. “He will be an important, driving asset in further strengthening WidePoint’s leadership position in the Telecom Management and Identity Assurance and Management space as we continue to work at converging our solutions and delivering enterprise-wide integrated solutions to our customers and prospects, while expanding our market presence and position.”

WidePoint, with Atkinson’s presence, is now be in a position to continue the building and deploying of a robust sales and marketing infrastructure in 2013. The company plans to broaden its solutions and reach from the federal sector to state and local municipalities, in addition to finding commercial market opportunities (both in the U.S. and abroad) to meet the needs of its multi-national customer base.

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