Agent Vi hires Cisco's Mark Kolar

Jan. 25, 2008
Kolar named vice president of channel programs for Americas

NEW YORK-- January 21, 2008 – Agent Vi, developers of enterprise video analytics software to improve security, business intelligence and operations, today announced the appointment of Mark Kolar to the newly created position of vice president, channels for the Americas. He will build, lead and direct the company's channel partner efforts and related programs in North, Central and South America.

Kolar joins Agent Vi from Cisco Systems where he served as director of physical security for worldwide channels. While at Cisco, Kolar founded and initially developed Cisco's physical security go-to-market and acquisition strategies, and most recently designed, launched, and enhanced Cisco's worldwide physical security reseller and channel program. His efforts included the implementation of processes to control and scale the deployment of Cisco's physical security solutions as well as the management of several large systems integrator relationships. Kolar brings 23 years of technology, business and networked physical security experience to Agent Vi.

"Agent Vi's production-grade, widely deployed technology has surpassed the validation milestones required by the channel, and the timing of Mark's arrival underscores our serious commitment to support and listen to our channel partners," said Buddy Flerl, CEO, Agent Vi. "We're excited about the physical security industry experience he brings to the table, and as this new era of video analytics drives the market, we expect his insight, track record and leadership to be critical success drivers as we execute our market strategy."

Prior to his recent responsibilities at Cisco, Kolar co-founded NetDestiny Systems. He served as the company's CEO and assembled a team responsible for building a completely new breed of service provider and enterprise content networking solutions.

Before launching NetDestiny Systems, Kolar directed market development efforts for Loronix Information Systems. He was responsible for managing strategic business development relationships that provided value added business opportunities for the company. Kolar led the Loronix marketing, business development, systems engineering, Web demonstration, Web master, and project management groups.

"Agent Vi's software gives system integrators and technology partners a new level of freedom and flexibility to deploy this solution to existing edge devices without forklift upgrades," said Kolar. "Its unique architecture is unprecedented in this market, and I'm confident the channel is ready for a reliable solution that is flexible, scalable, affordable and simple to deploy."

Based in Denver, Kolar will report to Flerl.