September 23, 2008 - Plano, Texas - Symon Communications, a global provider of digital signage solutions, announced today that Steven L. Gurley has joined Symon as Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Gurley will oversee the creation and implementation of Symon’s new marketing strategy as well as assume operational oversight of Symo's Creative Content and Subscription Content businesses.
This new position marks a major milestone in a long term relationship between Mr. Gurley and Symon. Mr. Gurley, through his former company, Pyrim Technologies, Inc. has been providing business and new market development services to Symon recently. His working relationship with Symon has helped Symon to attain over 20,000 digital signage placements in networks worldwide.
"In the nearly four years that I have been associated with Symon, I have had the opportunity to participate in Symon's three-fold growth. I have witnessed the market for digital signage mature from not much more than a mere curiosity to a growing and thriving industry," said Mr. Gurley. "It is clear to me that digital signage is nearing a tipping point and that Symon, by virtue of its willingness to embrace new and emerging technologies and trends, is well positioned to be a dominate player, if not the undisputed leader."
Charles Ansley, Symon's President and CEO, said: "We are delighted to welcome Steve as a full-time member of the Symon executive team as he brings us new perspectives and strategic abilities. His entrepreneurial spirit, his unconventional views towards marketing and his unparalleled focus on stoking the sales engine make him a perfect fit for helping distinguish ourselves from the pack."
Prior to joining Symon, Mr. Gurley was the founder of Pyrim Technologies, Inc. an eight year old business development and new market development firm. Previous to founding Pyrim, Mr. Gurley spent 21 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he held executive positions in business development and sales in both the US and Europe with a focus on growing EDS' presence in the wireless industry.