13 September 2005 – 2X, a start-up company providing solutions for the Thin Client computing industry, today announced Nick Galea as the company’s chief executive officer and Nikolaos Makris as President in charge of worldwide sales and support.
Nick Galea will move over from GFI, where he was CEO since 1992. Under his direction, GFI grew to become a leading player in the security market – with hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, offices in 8 countries and more than 200 employees.
Nikolaos Makris comes to 2X Software from the IT and Software industry with over 15 years of global Senior Management experience. In 1994 Nikolaos started GFI Software GmbH and made GFI into a number one brand in the Central European communications and security software market.
“The server based computing market is booming, and 2X has a complete range of software that allows companies to get the most out of thin client computing,” said Nikolaos Makris, President of 2X. “I believe 2X has a bright future and I’m excited to be in charge of building worldwide sales, working exclusively via the channel”
“Thin client computing is the only way to control the spiraling cost & headaches of fat client administration. 2X’ innovative products will accelerate adoption of thin client computing – I am excited to lead 2X to success over the coming years,” announced Nick Galea, CEO 2X.
Nick Galea graduated with a Bachelors degree in Management in The Hague and attained his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Bradford. He brings to 2X over 13 years experience in building and leading enterprise product development teams, and selling network infrastructure software. Nick Galea is also the CEO and founder of Acunetix Ltd a company which develops web application security software. (www.acunetix.com)
Nikolaos Makris brings to 2X over 20 years of software industry experience, having held executive-level positions in development and sales. Nikolaos studied computer science at the Technical University of Wedel in Germany. At 2X he will be responsible for the overall direction of the company’s sales and support efforts.
2X Software Ltd – 2X – is a company developing software for the booming server-based computing market. Thin client computing controls spiraling PC management costs, centralizes application and desktop management, improves security and performance and allows users to work remotely. The company’s product line includes: 2X ThinClientServer for Windows/Linux, 2X LoadBalancer for Terminal Services/Citrix, 2X ApplicationServer for Windows Terminal Services and 2X SecureRDP for Windows Terminal Services. 2X is a privately held company with offices in Frankfurt, Cyprus, UK and Malta. Its management team is backed by years of experience in developing and selling network infrastructure software. 2X is a Microsoft and RedHat partner.