REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Support.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPRT), a leading provider of cloud-based technology services and software, announced today that Josh Pickus, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, has decided to step down as an officer and director on April 1, 2014 for personal reasons. Mr. Pickus has agreed to remain an advisor to the Board of Directors following his departure. The Board will conduct a search for Mr. Pickus' successor and has retained Egon Zehnder, a leading executive recruiting firm, to assist with the process.
"We respect Josh's decision to step down and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his extraordinary contributions to the Company," said Jim Stephens, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "Josh built an outstanding team and grew the business from inception to nearly $100 million, established deep relationships with customers and channel partners, drove the development of the industry's premier cloud-based technology platform, and pioneered an innovative work from home service model that brings a new level of support to millions of connected homes."
"I've been privileged to lead Support.com for almost eight years, and I'm deeply grateful for the backing I've received from the Board and our employees, customers and shareholders," Pickus said. "The Company has a unique combination of technology, human capital and financial resources, and is poised to play a major role in the development of the next generation of support. My successor will be in a position to capitalize on a new innovation cycle to address the expanding universe of opportunities in front of the Company. I look forward to working closely with the Board during the transition process and afterwards as an advisor."
The Board's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will lead the search process. Mr. Stephens noted that, "The next generation connected home and the Internet of Things create a tremendous set of new opportunities for Support.com and its Nexus Service Platform. We expect the exceptional team in place today, complemented by a dynamic successor we will identify, to lead the Company to new heights of growth and innovation."
Support.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPRT) is a leading provider of cloud-based services and software that enable technology support for a connected world. Our premium technology support programs help leading brands create new revenue streams and deepen customer relationships. Our cloud-based Nexus® Service Platform enables companies to resolve connected technology issues quickly, boost their support productivity, and dramatically improve their customer experience. Support.com is the choice of leading communications providers including 3 of the top 5 cable companies in North America, top retailers, and other leading brands in software and connected technology. For more information, please visit us at: www.support.com.
Support.com, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit http://www.support.com/about/careers.
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