SproutLoud Hires New Managing Director of Sales | Marketing
Gary Ritkes Joins Sproutloud to Lead New Sales Development Initiatives and Customer Service
Ft. Lauderdale, FL — March 1, 2008 — SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
(www.sproutloud.com) and Rex Three, Inc. ( www.rex3.com) are excited to announce that Gary Ritkes, formerly the VP of Marketing for Rex Three, is joining SproutLoud as Managing Director of Sales and Marketing to focus on the development of their sales initiatives. In addition to leading the sales direction of the company, Mr. Ritkes will assume the responsibility of managing the account representatives and marketing assistants dedicated to servicing existing clients.
As VP of Marketing for Rex Three, Mr. Ritkes was the primary account manager supporting SproutLoud’s growth. Previously, he worked directly for and with several of the the largest Print Communication companies such as Applied Graphic Technologies and UK based Photobition, and was an original founder of the Earth Color Group. Gary will continue to serve Rex in an advisory role moving forward.
“Over the past two years, I have seen the potential of this technology and its uniqueness in the marketplace, primarily represented by how quickly SproutLoud has become one of the largest sources of business for Rex,” said Mr. Ritkes. “More importantly, I am extremely confident of the team that Jared has put in place and the vision and ultimate goals for this organization. I believe that my full efforts behind SproutLoud’s technology represent the most opportunity for both companies.”
“Gary has been instrumental in supporting our company, lending his knowledge, experience and incredible work ethic in helping prepare Rex to accommodate SproutLoud’s needs,” said Jared Shusterman, Founder and Managing Partner of SproutLoud. “We are excited Gary can join our team to focus more on representing our technology as the best path to grow the business of both companies together.
Steve Miller, President of Rex Three added, “This transition makes sense to both organizations. Gary’s presence is very important to the continued support of sales development and service to SproutLoud. This move allows Rex to welcome a person who will re-focus efforts on marketing our commercial print business and core technology offerings. We look forward to our continued business relationship and partnership between our respective companies.”
Mr. Miller added that the company is expected to make an announcement of upcoming sales and marketing plans in the coming weeks.
About SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC is a technology company focused on servicing the brand and marketing resource management needs of large corporate networks. SproutLoud empowers each corporate network (small businesses, franchise owners, distributor/reseller chains, nationwide sales forces, employees, etc) with a fully customized self-service online marketing center.
SproutLoud’s technology incorporates leading one-to-one marketing strategies in self-service direct marketing and resource management applications.
About Rex Three, Inc
Rex Three is a premier provider of digital/commercial print and mail/e-mail and fulfillment solutions. Located in Sunrise, FL, Rex maintains over 100,000 square feet and has over 220 employees. Rex is recognized both nationally and locally for their diverse services in the graphic communications industry.