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Wimba Announces John O’Brien as Vice President of European, Middle East, and African Services

Industry Veteran Oversees Expansion and Delivery of International Services

NEW YORK – May 5, 2010 – Wimba® Inc., a leading provider of collaborative solutions for educators around the world, announced today that John O’Brien has joined Wimba as its Vice President of European, Middle East, and African Services.  In his role, O’Brien will be responsible for Wimba’s consulting, training, and hosting operations throughout EMEA.

O’Brien brings over 25 years of management experience to Wimba, including seven years as Director of EMEA Consulting Services, first for WebCT and later for Blackboard.  Prior to WebCT, O’Brien held services leadership positions at a number of companies, most notably managing Australian and New Zealand services for BAAN in the late 1990’s, where he increased services revenue by over 200% in two years.

“I’m delighted to have John join our team,” said Jim Thibeau, Senior Vice President, Global Services. “He is intimately familiar with the challenges and opportunities in higher and further education today.  His experience working with University executives to help formulate eLearning strategies and then deploying solutions across the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Western Europe and the Middle East means that he already has a reputation for generating results, and we’re excited to have him working with our customers.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Wimba team.  Having worked with many of Wimba’s customers while at WebCT and Blackboard, I know they are some of today’s education leaders using collaboration in very exciting ways,” said O’Brien.  “I’m also keenly aware of the challenges facing educators today.  Funding cuts, for example, require that existing investments are maximized and that every investment be leveraged for maximum ROI.  I look forward to helping our customers solve these challenges with our innovative solutions and services.”

O’Brien will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Wimba International Day, held the 14th of May at Coventry University’s Technology Park, sharing details of Wimba’s expanded portfolio of service that now includes implementation and media services consulting options.