Former Lucent Technologies Executive Joins Evinci

Executive Brings Fortune 50 Partnership Experience to Alliance Leadership Role.

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (December 18, 2000) – Evinci, Inc., the provider of the leading managed e-security surveillance service, announced that Rik Foote has joined the company as executive vice president of strategic alliances.  Mr. Foote will lead Evinci’s strategic partnership efforts, setting strategy to identify, cultivate and formalize alliance opportunities. 

A five-year veteran of Lucent Technologies, Mr. Foote closed nearly $50 million in alliance business.  He has extensive experience in tailoring high technology solutions to meet the specific needs of individual partners, as well as managing long-term relationships at the executive level.

“Rik has the proven ability to identify real opportunity in the partnership arena and cultivate profitable, lasting business relationships,” said Len Netti, CEO of Evinci.  “His alliance building experience at the Fortune 50 level will be a tremendous asset to Evinci as we continue to build market share through partnerships”.

“Evinci is in a great position to grow exponentially,” said Foote.  “The company has tremendous experience and leadership on its team and has the most technologically advanced managed e-security service available.  I am excited to share those assets with our partners to create relationships that will be profitable and beneficial for Evinci, our partners, and the end users of our managed service.”

In addition to his work at Lucent, Mr. Foote has founded and led several successful start-up ventures.