Ghent, 23 July 2019 — iText, a globally recognized thought-leader and innovator in PDF libraries and solutions, announced today that it has expanded its business development team in order to meet the increased demand for its technology. John Eddy has been appointed as head of Sales and Marketing, and he joins the global management team. Bill Fanning has joined as Sales Director, responsible for driving the business in the US.
Growing demand for AGPL and commercial licenses for innovative PDF document workflows has led the company to invest in additional senior leadership. To lead the effort, John Eddy has been appointed as Head of Sales and Marketing. John joins iText with significant experience in leading sales and marketing organizations having held similar roles at Intellisoft Group, Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security. Prior to his business career, he was a commissioned officer in the US Army for almost 15 years.
Bill Fanning has more than 20 years of experience in leading sales teams at technology companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, JobTarget and more. He most recently served as General Manager at America’s Job Exchange, and as Chief Revenue Officer at Jobiak.
“We are very excited to bring John and Bill on board to lead our business development operations globally and in the US respectively,” said Yeonsu Kim, CEO at iText. “John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in global companies to iText that, combined with his strong relationships, will significantly help us expand further. Bill’s extensive experience in building sales organizations will be a great asset to the company as we seek to expand our footprint in the US.”
“iText is a leader in its field and is a trusted technology provider to millions of developers around the world. I couldn’t be more excited, and proud to join such a unique and leading organization,” said John Eddy. “I’m so pleased with the local sales and marketing teams in the US, Europe and Asia, as well as our own incredibly talented developers and technology experts who will enable us to take iText’s business to the next level.”
“I am honored and thrilled to be joining one of the premier PDF software companies in the world,” added Bill Fanning. “iText has an impressive reputation as an iconic software company, and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with John and his team as part of this fantastic organization.”
iText’s PDF libraries are used by millions of developers around the world to create digital documents for a variety of purposes: invoices, credit card statements, mobile boarding passes, legal archiving and more. Recently the company launched its newest solution, iText DITO, a powerful template engine which allows developers, marketers and others to design and create PDFs without writing a single line of code.
iText is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe. The company’s flagship product is an open source software library to create and manipulate PDF documents in Java and .Net (C#). There are currently millions of iText users, both open source and commercial. iText’s customers (software developers, technology vendors, software integrators) span the fields of technology, financial, public, government and health care sectors including many of the Fortune 500 companies. iText has dedicated international teams with offices in Belgium (Ghent), Asia (Singapore) and in the USA (Boston).