Viscount Systems Appoints George E. Birnbaum to Board of Directors
Seasoned international political and business consultant to join Company's management team
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 11, 2015) - Viscount Systems Inc (OTCQB: VSYS) ("Viscount"), a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, today announced the appointment of George E. Birnbaum to the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Mr. Birnbaum is an international political consultant and entrepreneur, with over 20 years of experience developing and implementing successful campaign strategies for politicians around the world. To Viscount, he brings years of entrepreneurial, business management and political expertise, which will be instrumental as he helps guide the Company on a path toward continued growth.
"George is an insightful advisor and results-driven executive," said Dennis Raefield, CEO and president of Viscount. "His experience advising politicians and companies in highly-competitive, fast-paced environments will help Viscount strategically navigate the physical access control space and help grow the Company's already rising sales."
Since entering the political arena in 1992, Mr. Birnbaum has held numerous positions advising campaigns for congressmen, senators and world leaders. His work on various congressional races contributed to victories in several jurisdictions, including North Carolina, Florida and Virginia.
After serving as the deputy political director and deputy director of survey research under National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Alfonse D'Amato, Mr. Birnbaum went on to consult for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign for reelection in 1999. He went on to serve as the Prime Minister's chief of staff for nearly two years.
In the private sector, Mr. Birnbaum founded an international political consulting firm with legendary American conservative political consultant Arthur Finkelstein in 2003. Their partnership is credited with the elections of Prime Ministers, Chancellors and Presidents in jurisdictions spanning throughout the Middle East and Europe. Most recently, Mr. Birnbaum helped form a social media marketing company focused on helping political campaigns gain traction through digital channels.
"After working closely with many politicians and executives over the years, I understand the complex security needs of today's government organizations," said Mr. Birnbaum. "Viscount is a leader in the protection of people and property, and I'm looking forward to leveraging my network of relationships and knowledge of decision-makers within governments and companies to help the Company achieve its business objectives."
Viscount is the leading provider of next generation, IT-centric access control and identity management applications. Viscount's Freedom application platform allows seamless unification of the physical and digital security worlds by replacing discrete, self-contained systems with an integrated security system that is sophisticated enough to protect today's critical business assets, and flexible enough to keep up with the evolving IT infrastructures of government and private organizations. For more information please visit: www.viscount.com
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