Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea Announces New Facebook Contest “Let’s Give them Something to Bark about” in Honor of National Dog Month this May

Hotel Also Receive Fido's Favorite Award from BringFido.com

Carmel-by-the-Sea, May 03, 2015 — Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea announces its new Facebook contest in honor of National Dog Month this May -- Let's give them something to bark about! Post your adorable or funny pup pics on the hotels Facebook page and the hotel’s favorite post will receive a two-night stay at our family run hotel...four-legged friends welcome too! Use the hashtag #SomethingToBarkAbout and be entered to win!! Winner announced May 31st! (Airfare is not included) https://www.facebook.com/hofsashousehotel


In addition, the hotel recently received the "Fido's Favorite" award from BringFido.com! This award is given for achieving an excellent rating of 4 out of 5 "bones" from BringFido.com customers in the last 12 months. BringFido.com is the #1 pet travel site on the Internet helping pet lovers find travel arrangements for humans and their four-legged friends. As animal lovers ourselves, we’re delighted that such a place exists!

About BringFido.com:
BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.

About Hofsas House:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views and amenities such as fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and anyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on-site as well.
Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit www.hofsashouse.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Hofsas House Hotel
P.O. Box 1195
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
831-747-7455
pr@straightlinepr.com
http://www.hofsashouse.com

Get Free Blu-ray Disc at Macgo Spring Promotion 2015

Macgo is delivering Free Blu-ray Disc as Spring Gift to people who are into Blu-ray. Also there's a up to 54% off special discount this time. Come and get your present now!

Kowloon, Hong Kong, May 03, 2015 - Macgo (http://www.macblurayplayer.com/features.htm) has launched its Spring Promotion 2015 that themed as “Free Blu-ray Disc Spring Gift Delivery”. With the thrive of technology Blu-ray has been developed to a higher level and thus gains much popularity among people who prefer high definition visual effect. And newly released Blu-ray disc movies can be available on popular shopping websites other than video stores. After the Spring Promotion, Macgo will deliver Blu-ray discs purchased from Amazon to the top three active fans on its Facebook page. Anyone who are interested in this promotion can follow these steps to earn an opportunity of getting their most wanted Blu-ray disc: Like Macgo’s Facebook page > Tag “Mac Blu-ray Player” > Tell Macgo your most expected movie.


Also Blu-ray fans can enjoy an unique discount that is up to 54% off of Macgo’s best seller “Macgo Blu-ray Player” during Spring Promotion 2015. Its Mac version is the first Blu-ray player software for Apple’s desktop line in the industry and perfectly support Blu-ray Disc, Blu-ray Menu, Blu-ray ISO files, and BDMV folder. Playing other media format, like .MP4, .MOV, .AVI, and .FLV will be for free. With the advancement of video technology, Macgo Blu-ray Player has worked hard and finally made 4K UHD videos playable on this software, also with its DTS 5.1 stereo system, it can provide users fist class audio-visual effects. Macgo Blu-ray Player is equipped with the team’s highest achievements, including its BluFast MX technology that lowers Mac’s CPU usage around 20%~50% to make hardware acceleration function better.

This promotion provides free products as well, such as Macgo Free iPhone Cleaner(Original: $39.95). and Macgo Free iPhone Explorer, both have Mac and PC versions. Macgo Free iPhone Cleaner is a cleaning utility for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It can free up 40% - 60% of iOS devices’ storage space under protection of users’ personal information. After its last update, Macgo Free iPhone Cleaner has fastened its scanning speed by four times to save more time for users. And Macgo Free iPhone Explorer is another effective tool to help users better manage their App files and System files like importing or exporting music and videos between a computer and an iOS device.

Supported OS:
Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.x) / Mavericks (10.9.x) / Mountain Lion (10.8.x)
Windows 10 Technical Preview / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista(SP2 or later)

Pricing and Availability:
During this Macgo Spring Promotion 2015, the single license of Macgo Blu-ray Player (for Mac / PC) will be $39.95 ($59.95), by 33% off, and Macgo Blu-ray Suite is by 54% off, which certainly is the best deal of this Spring Promotion.

Free Macgo iPhone tools includes Macgo Free iPhone Cleaner (For Mac/ PC) and Macgo Free iPhone Explorer (For Mac/ PC).

Related Link:
Macgo Spring Promotion 2015: http://www.macblurayplayer.com/promotion.htm
Macgo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MacBlurayPlayer

About Macgo:
Macgo International Limited offers the first and best Mac Blu-ray Player, Windows Blu-ray Player Software, Mac Media Player, and a series of iPhone tools for users, such as iPhone Cleaner for Mac, Mac iPhone Data Recovery, iPhone Explorer for mac. Macgo is devoted to provide the most wonderful Blu-ray experience and to optimize iOS devices for users.

Contact:
Maggie
Macgo International Limited
Room 703, Kowloon Building
555 Nathan Road
Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077
852-21598095
sub-article@macblurayplayer.com
http://www.macblurayplayer.com

Sunday, April 26, 2015

New Single “Never2Late” Featuring John Oates out Now on Itunes

Seven-time Billboard charting singer-songwriter Margo Rey announced today her newest single “Never2Late.”

Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2015 – Seven-time Billboard charting singer-songwriter Margo Rey announced today her newest single “Never2Late.”


Never2Late” is an easy listening yet upbeat pop song that displays Margo’s signature melodic flair and vocals. Following her last releases, “Colours” and “Tempted,” Margo is not stopping anytime soon to write inspiring songs for her fans and collaborate with talented musicians such as John Oates on this latest release.

Never 2 Late is also the first song that I wrote the music and lyrics with John Oates simultaneously. It was a joyful experience and I'm blessed to call him my friend and songwriting partner.  John also honors this recording with his gorgeous Hall and Oates harmonies,” Margo states.

“It’s a message that kindness makes everything better because it is human nature to desire kindness and the need to be understood.”

This brand new single is the second collaboration with Oates, the first with top 20 Billboard charting “Let The Rain,” which became the theme song for non-profit organization Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Margo’s alternative pop songs have captured a worldwide audience with her unforgettable melodies, groove oriented arrangements and enduring, socially conscious lyrics that always blend a variety of organic sounds with every bit of emotion. The Indie Music Digest says, “Her musical/vocal style is cut from the cloth of Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt and Shania Twain.”

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com/

Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Carl Thornton Releases New Single “Breathless” from Forthcoming Debut EP out June 19, 2015

New Single is Followup to 2014’s Debut Single “Get Up!”

Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2015 – New York based singer-songwriter Carl Thornton follows his debut song hit “Get Up!” with another dance track that is both romantic and relatable.


With an irresistible beat and lyrics, “Breathless” showcases Thornton’s versatile talent from his ability to release a completely different song that is heartfelt and somewhat provocative.

After performing professionally for ten years, Thornton has big plans to continue to live his dream of becoming a force in the dance music scene with his debut EP out this summer, the perfect soundtrack to be added to your poolside playlists.

Watch the “Breathless” Music Video

“I wanted to show romance, tender moments and an intense connection between two people.  My inspiration for the EP comes from my own personal experiences in love and relationships,” Carl states.

“The feeling you get when you meet someone and there is this undeniable instant connection, time seems to stop and it's as if being in that person's presence takes your breath away.”

Carl has been performing professionally for ten years. His talents have taken him to Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Istanbul, Dubai, and Portugal. In 2012 he was contracted to tour and sing in China where he performed in Shanghai, Gangzhou, Fuzhou, and Hong Kong at the Starlight Dance Clubs.

Breathless” is now available on iTunes. Along with debut single “Get Up!” and “Breathless,” Thornton’s forthcoming EP will also include “I Remember,” and “Keep Dancing.”

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com/

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Announces Midweek Weddings

Looking for a dream luxury wedding? Starting May 2015, the spectacular Hyatt Carmel Highlands, known for its breathtaking views and deluxe amenities, will offer midweek weddings.

Carmel Highlands, CA, May 01, 2015 – Looking for a dream luxury wedding? Starting May 2015, the spectacular Hyatt Carmel Highlands, known for its breathtaking views and deluxe amenities, will offer midweek weddings. Whether couples want the “all-the-details treatment” or a “just-the-basics” approach, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers solutions tailored for each guest.
Midweek weddings at Hyatt Carmel Highlands are available Monday – Thursday, and include:
• 50 percent off the current site fee
• A four-course preset menu prepared by Executive Chef Chad Minton for $95, plus tax and gratuity per guest. This includes a special two-person wedding cake for the bride and groom.
• Professional wedding specialists to assist throughout the event planning process
• Complimentary guestroom for 1 night with chilled bottle of champagne for the bride and groom
• Choice of several breathtaking venues, including incredible seaside location overlooking the Big Sur coast with epic views of the Pacific Ocean
• Complimentary valet parking for the wedding couple and their guests
• Discounted rates on guestrooms and suites for event attendees

Hyatt Carmel Highlands is located at 120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, California, USA, 93923. For more information, please contact the hotel’s wedding consultants at (831) 622-5461 or email WeddingHIGPH@hyatt.com.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. In addition, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers spectacular dining at the award-winning Pacific’s Edge restaurant and California Market, 4,800 square feet of meeting space, in-room spa services, heated outdoor swimming pool, three spa tubs and a StayFit fitness facility. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for nearly a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands has been recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels. http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com/.

About Hyatt
Hyatt hotels are smaller-sized properties conveniently located in diverse business and leisure areas. With hotels typically ranging from 150 to 350 rooms, Hyatt hotels offer guests the opportunity to experience our hospitality in a vibrant environment. Customers include individual business and leisure travelers, and Hyatt hotels can accommodate smaller scale business meetings and social gatherings.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Carmel, CA 93923
831-747-7455
marci@chatterboxpublicrealtions.com
http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com/

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Trojan Spirit in Monterey” Special Networking Fundraiser for USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley on Wednesday, April 22nd at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

The community is invited to support the Trojan Spirit in Monterey and Silicon Valley!

Monterey, CA, April 15, 2015 – The community is invited to support the Trojan Spirit in Monterey and Silicon Valley! A special networking fundraiser dinner for the USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley will be held at the award-winning Cibo Ristorante Italiano, 301 Alvarado St., in downtown Monterey with convenient parking in the adjacent garage.


USC alums, Cody Guerrero, President of the USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley, Lori Lochtefeld, Owner of the Golden State Theatre/Monterey and Fox Theatre/Redwood City, and Wendy Brickman, Owner of Brickman Marketing, are coordinating this special event which is open to USC alums and the community as well. Invite your friends and family for an outstanding evening with live jazz and great networking!

This USC fundraising event will be held on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. featuring live music, cocktails and dinner.

From 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. there will be networking and a No-Host Bar.

From 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. there will be a no-host dinner and more networking.

From 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Andrea’s Fault Trio will perform live jazz.

Cibo Ristorante Italiano will donate 20% of the proceeds from the dinners of event attendees to the USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley Scholarship Fund. There will also be a short presentation about what’s new at USC. (Note: Scholarship applicants can apply from Monterey County, too.)

RSVP to (831) 649-8151 and please mention USC when you make your dinner reservation. In addition, USC alumni should also please register at:
https://secure.www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/SCA/event/showEventForm.jsp?form_id=188718

For more information, call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email brickman@brickmanmarketing.com

About the USC Alumni Club

The USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley is a group of alumni who work to provide all Trojans in the region with opportunities for philanthropy, community service, networking and friend making! We host many events throughout the year from Monterey to Redwood City, and we would love for you to be a part of helping Trojans meet other Trojans! To see our upcoming events, please visit our events page at uscalumnigroups.usc.edu/siliconvalley. For more information about involvement or student scholarship fundraising opportunities, please reach out to current president, Cody Guerrero, at SiliconValley@alumnicenter.usc.edu. Fight on!

About Cibo Ristorante Italiano:
Cibo Ristorante Italiano (www.cibo.com) offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it's more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children's menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular "pre-event" and "after-party" destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.

Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Soul, Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge. "Cibo After Hours" is now held every Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 10:00 p.m. through 1:30 a.m. A special Late Night menu, featuring "Pizza and Panini" will be served until Midnight. From Midnight - 1:30 a.m., there will be $3 well drinks, beer and wine (with some exceptions for Cibo special event evenings.)

There is a "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials. Cibo is now "wired" with free Internet service.

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini, Best Place for Live Jazz, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Place to Dance, Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.

For more information, go to www.cibo.com or call (831) 649-8151.

Contact:
Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940
831-633-4444
http://www.cibo.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery Estate Wines and Wine Caves Announces its First Ever Late Harvest Pinot Noir

Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery '13 Late Harvest Pinot Noir "Big Daddy"

Carmel Valley, CA, April 21, 2015 -- The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Holman Ranch’s 21 acres of vineyards lie between 950 and 1150 feet in elevation. The root stocks and soils are most important in producing excellent fruit from the vineyards.


The surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains are very important to Carmel Valley viticulture. The local hills hold back the marine layer and broad breezes, which is beneficial to producing consistently good fruit. Sedimentary soils, such as, chock rock and Carmel stone also play a major role in wine producing methods by providing good soil drainage. Holman Ranch “stresses the vines” of the fruit with emphasis on reproduction, which in turn, stops growth and ripens fruit. The valley configuration allows for fog in the morning but with it rapidly moving out as the air warms which is great for Pinot Noir grapes. The proximity to the ocean and the elevation are positive characteristics for the vines.

Holman Ranch’s vines are planted 15 degrees off due north which allows for all day sunlight on fruit zone and good protection from breeze. No chemical herbicides or pesticides are used on our fruit and we have received our sustainable and organic certification. Holman Ranch is also 100% estate vineyards and winery.

Holman Ranch’s wines are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to table. Purity and passion are key ingredients in the wine-making process, and this is where Holman Ranch truly stands out.

Holman Ranch Announces Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery '13 Late Harvest Pinot Noir "Big Daddy"

• Our first ever Late Harvest Pinot Noir has been a long time in the making. 18 months in neutral French Oak and fortified with high proof brandy, this Big Daddy is warm and robust. Dark Chocolate notes are prominent, but the toast, raspberry jam and coffee notes almost make you want to have it for breakfast.....Hmmmm........

• $45 - 375 ml

Wine Caves:
The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and humidity held below. The 3000 square foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58°F-60 °F and contains four 750 gallon tanks, four 1200 gallon tanks, and four open top tanks that can hold two tons each. One hundred (100) French oak barrels are maintained year round. Winery operations such as destemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place within the cool environment of The Caves, while bottling is done directly outside using a mobile bottling line. During harvest, 6 to 8 tons of grapes a day are processed.

This may seem low but it is due to the fact that harvesting hours are between 7am to noon on any given day. Grapes are hand picked and loaded into half ton bins, transferred to the winery by tractor and then moved by forklift to the destemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50°F and are bottled in February, while red varietals ferment for two weeks and are bottled in early June. All skins, seeds and stems are composted and returned to the fields. Slow months for our winery are June, July and August with the busiest time being September. The winery will produce 3000-5000 cases annually.

Vineyard & Winery Background:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.

• Our estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 21 acres of undulating terrain.

• The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle.

• The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room:
Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (4 varietals in fact), from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room showcases the estate wines of Holman Ranch which includes our Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our Tuscan trees has a delightful spice followed by a buttery finish.

Three tasting flights of three wines each (White, Mountain and Pinot Noir) are available 7 days a week. The Tasting Room also holds a series of cooking demos called In Your Backyard. For more information, call (831) 659-2640.

Olive Grove:
Holman Ranch has its own distinctive olive grove located on a south facing hill of our vineyard. The grove is comprised of 100 trees with multiple cultivars planted. These cultivars consist of 25 Frantoio, 25 Leccino, 10 Mission, 25 Coratina, 5 Pendolino, and 10 Picholine, all of which were originally planted in 2194 in a Carmel Valley orchard then replanted at Holman Ranch in 2007. These mature olive trees allowed us to produce olive oil right away. They are planted in shale for the best production and harvesting results possible. We harvest our fruit by hand in December, which is then milled, producing a superb, high quality product. Although the Olive Grove is not certified organic, we do employ organic practices when farming our trees. Our mill, however, is certified organic. An interesting fact is that olive trees are alternate bearing, which means that one year they may produce 650, 375ml bottles worth of oil, while next year they may produce only 50, 375ml bottles.

Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, Californian historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more. www.holmanranch.com

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox
Carmel, CA 93923
831-747-7455
marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.holmanranch.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Andrew “Flip” Filipowski Joins Netswitch Technology Management Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Netswitch Technology Management today announced the appointment of Flip Filipowski as a director of the firm, effective immediately.

San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2015 — The Board of Directors of Netswitch Technology Management today announced the appointment of Flip Filipowski as a director of the firm, effective immediately.


Netswitch Technology Management, Inc. is ranked among the top 10% of the world’s best 501 managed service providers (MSPs) for 2015 and isa leading next generation Managed Security Services company with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Hongkong, Beijing and Shanghai. Netswitch’s security services are delivered through their innovative cyber-security platform called MADROC® which uses best-in-breed analytics and detection software to help businesses defend against advanced cyber-attacks and prevent breaches.

“Flip’s experience, entrepreneurship and success will bring invaluable guidance and counsel to our company and we are veryfortunate to have him on board,” said Stanley Li, CEO and President.“This period of explosive growth will benefit from seasoned leadership and we appreciate his willingness to serve as a director.”

Mr. Filipowski is one of the world's most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists and industry visionaries. Mr. Filipowski is the founder of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investing inBitcoin, the digital currency ecosystem and is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of SilkRoad Equity, a global private investment firm and is also a co-founder and chairman of SilkRoad technology, a leading cloud-based human capital management software company. Mr. Filipowski also serves as chairman of InterAct911, a provider of public safety software systems to state and federal governments worldwide.

Mr. Filipowski was the former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980's. He then founded and served as Chairman and CEO of PLATINUM technology and grew PLATINUM into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion - the largest such transaction for a software company at the time.

A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Mr. Filipowski has also been awarded the Young President's Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.

“As we move into uncharted territories in privacy and crypto-security, we will become increasingly dependent upon emerging security technologies and cyber-security experts to provide protection from attacks and Internet crime.” Said Filipowski. “Companies with innovative platform solutions like Netswitch will play increasingly important roles in deciding the outcomes for small and medium sized businesses. I am excited to be joining their board and look forward to working with the management team to continue to create meaningful service offerings in this space.”

ABOUT NETSWITCH
Netswitch is a global technology solutions provider, serving businesses of all sizes whose model for success relies upon secure, smoothly running, and fully integrated IT systems.

Netswitch provides next generation Managed Security Services and IT Infrastructure Support in the US and Asia with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Thailand, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The MADROC® Integrated Security Platform is in use at over 3,000 client sites around the world providing intrusion detection and prevention, advanced behavioral analytics, preemptive breach detection, monitored and managed web firewalls and gateways, security information and event management, managed incident response and remediation and complete audit-ready regulatory compliance.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.netswitch.net/

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.netswitch.net/

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Security Service Provider Netswitch Technology Management, Inc. Named as the 4th Fastest Growing Managed Services Company in the World

8th Annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition Report Identifies World’s Fastest Growing Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, April 17, 2015 - Netswitch Technology Management, Inc. was just ranked 4th on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, of the fastest growing Managed Services companies in the world. The MSPmentor 501 Global Edition is a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).


“We are delighted to be ranked so high.” said Stanley Li, CEO, Netswitch “Our recent market success in cybersecurity solutions with our MADROC Integrated Security Platform is responsible for this growth. We will continue to strive to help companies of all sizes cope with growing cyber-security attacks and an increasingly dangerous threat landscape which changes daily. Our objective is to provide our customers with peace of mind and the confidence that their information assets are protected from internal and external threats night and day.”

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.

"We want to congratulate Netswitch and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.

This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.

"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."

MSPmentor, produced by Penton Technology, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the number one online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

ABOUT NETSWITCH:
Netswitch is a global provider of Cybersecurity Services to businesses of all kinds whose model for success relies upon secure and operational computer systems.

Netswitch provides these services throughout the US and Asia with offices in San Francisco, Chicago, Thailand, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai. MADROC® is in use in over 3,000 client sites around the world providing intrusion detection and prevention, monitored and managed web firewalls and gateways, mobile device management, security information and event management, advanced behavioral analytics, network mapping and performance monitoring and complete audit-ready regulatory compliance. http://www.netswitch.net/

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396
831-747-7455
Marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com
http://www.netswitch.net/