Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 2015-06-18
SEIKOURI CEO joins APPOINTEDD as Lead Advisory Board Member
Scottish online booking startup APPOINTEDD today announces the appointment of an Advisory Board to accelerate growth in Europe and internationally. International business development and sales veteran Markus Brinsa joins as lead Advisory Board member.
Building on the core team of six, APPOINTEDD has added an Advisory Board led by an international sales veteran to drive a rapid growth strategy targeting new markets and territories. APPOINTEDD has plans to strategically expand the advisory board over the year with the goal of building up channel partnerships.
Markus Brinsa, President & CEO of SEIKOURI Inc., has been appointed to further develop international relations in Europe, Asia and North America. Having worked closely with the APPOINTEDD team to develop the functionality of the world’s first cross timezone online booking tool, Markus will continue to grow the network to ensure rapid adoption of these cutting edge tools.
“I have been working with the team at APPOINTEDD for ten months now and I’m delighted to firm up the relationship in this way. APPOINTEDD’s software has already revolutionized the way international business scheduling is done and me and the entire SEIKOURI team are extremely excited about the opportunities ahead”, said Markus Brinsa.
APPOINTEDD’s suite of tools allows small business owners to manage their business entirely online, replacing traditional pen and paper systems. For example, customers can book online on their own website or via Facebook and the company can use the software to manage staff rotas and send automated email and text marketing campaigns.
The Advisory Board has been put in place at a pivotal point in the company’s growth. APPOINTEDD founder and CEO, Leah Hutcheon explains: “We have a fantastic market opportunity with our cutting edge cross timezone booking tools, and so the time was right to put in place the people who could help us maximise on this. Our software is now market leading in terms of its functionality and we believe that Markus is well placed to deliver on the international interest the product is now receiving.”
About SEIKOURI Inc.
SEIKOURI is an international consulting company specialized in business internationalization. SEIKOURI supports European software vendors and service providers with their business expansions into the North American market. SEIKOURI also advises American technology companies in fields of alliances and partner development in EMEA and Southeast Asia.
Privately held SEIKOURI Inc. was founded in 2008. The company is fully owned by the executive team. Headquartered on Madison Avenue in New York City and with offices in San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas, Frankfurt, and Singapore, SEIKOURI covers all targeted regions with local and an high qualified teams.
APPOINTEDD is an Edinburgh based SaaS startup founded by Leah Hutcheon. Leah won a Scottish EDGE funding award of £30,000 to kickstart the business.
The beginning of the APPOINTEDD startup journey was featured in the BBC documentary, The Entrepreneurs.
In August 2014, APPOINTEDD secured a £160K investment from Equity Gap alongside Apollo Informal Investment and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
APPOINTEDD contact: Leah Hutcheon, 25 Greenside Place, Silicon Walk, Edinburgh, UK, EH1 3AA, phone: +441315570857, email: leah[at]appointedd.com
Press & Media Contact: Deborah Reynolds, (917) 546-7345, press[at]seikouri.com