Technology Veteran Joins NetSteps Management Team

Mike van Thiel Appointed Vice President, Product Development

Pleasant Grove, UT, Oct. 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetSteps, creator of world-class business applications for real-time direct-selling company management, today announced the latest addition to its executive management team with the appointment of Mike van Thiel as Vice President, Product Development. Mr. van Thiel is a highly accomplished technology executive with a proven record of building and leading high performance development teams and delivering advanced technology solutions across multiple industries and sectors. Mr. van Thiel brings NetSteps over 18 years experience, most recently as Chief Technology Officer for Salt Lake City based Mangia Technologies, Vehix (a Comcast subsidiary) and Exoro Information.  He has also served as the Director of Development for Ingenix, Inc. (a United Health Group subsidiary) and Quies Corporation. Mr. van Thiel received his undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, followed by a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of Utah.

 "NetSteps is experiencing a time of unparalleled growth. The addition of a highly capable product development executive such as Mike van Thiel will enhance our ability to create and deliver the most comprehensive technology platform available in the direct-selling industry," said Kevin Vitale, NetSteps CEO. "Mike’s experience across industries and technologies will be a valuable asset as we continue to build momentum as the market’s premier provider of leading-edge application solutions."

NetSteps continues to advance its world-class business applications for real-time management of direct-selling companies with an exciting roadmap for 2012. NetSteps solutions serve many of the most successful direct-selling companies in the world, supporting more than one million users around the world.

 About NetSteps

Founded in 2003, NetSteps provides a complete end-to-end software solution for the global direct-selling industry. NetSteps’ ENCORE™ can be implemented Cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service, Hosted Solution or as an Enterprise license.   ENCORE provides instant access to the information required to grow direct sales businesses. ENCORE powers real-time content delivery, Party Planning, commerce, compensation, social networking and brand management for globally distributed organizations of all sizes. NetSteps is a trusted strategic partner for companies with a broad range of go-to-market strategies, commission structures, products, and international markets and currencies. Representative clients include Natura, Scentsy, Close To My Heart, Synergy, and Rodan + Fields, among others.

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