Apriva’s Paul Coppinger to Create New Division, Bill Clark to Manage Apriva’s Point of Sale Division
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, April 1, 2009 — Apriva, the leading wireless solutions provider announces today the creation of a new division focusing on emerging markets and international expansion. Paul Coppinger will lead the new division. Bill Clark will manage Apriva’s point of sale division.
Paul Coppinger Co-founded Apriva in 1999 and has more than 20 years of management experience. Under his leadership, Mr. Coppinger has pioneered the development and delivery of sophisticated software applications in more than thirty different industry sectors including e-commerce, wireless communications and information security.
Bill Clark joined Apriva in 2005 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company’s point of sale division. He was promoted to various senior level positions over the years and became responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and execution of Apriva’s national marketing initiatives, sales teams, client services and products. Mr. Clark has more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing, product development and operations.
“Paul has the strategic insight, the experience and the entrepreneurial credentials required to lead Apriva into new, international and emerging markets,” said Chris Spinella, CEO and Co-Founder of Apriva. “Paul’s extraordinary understanding of the payments market and proven record in developing and launching emerging technologies, coupled with his international business experience, will be key components of Apriva’s success in international expansion. We are pleased to announce his new role, and have great confidence in his ability to lead Apriva into its next phase of growth,” Spinella added.
“Bill’s well deserved promotion is the culmination of years of outstanding performance and valuable contributions to Apriva. Bill’s leadership, vision, and experience will continue to drive growth for our point of sale division as we continue to expand and invest in our secure payments business,” commented Chris Spinella, CEO and Co-Founder of Apriva.
Founded in 1999, Apriva is the leading wireless solution provider integrating the hardware, software and network infrastructure required to develop and deploy high-performance high-reliability solutions in the Point of Sale (POS) and Secure Mobile Messaging markets. Apriva offers end-to-end solutions for Point of Sale that make it easy and cost-effective to develop, deploy and maintain highly secure and reliable business critical mobile applications. Visit www.apriva.com for more information. Apriva – Proving the Possibilities.