MaintenanceNet, Inc. Adds Technology Industry Veteran Fritz Hesse to Executive Team

Former Intuit and J.D. Edwards VP To Play Pivotal Role in On-Demand Software Company’s Expansion
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Feb. 10, 2009 - PRLog -- Carlsbad, Calif. -- MaintenanceNet, Inc., the leading provider of extended warranty and maintenance contract management services, today announced that Fritz Hesse, a technology industry veteran with experience as both an entrepreneur and a high-level executive at such well known organizations as Intuit Inc. and J.D. Edwards, has joined the privately held company as vice president of operations.  

Hesse brings 20 years of software industry experience, in both enterprise and consumer products, to MaintenanceNet.  Most recently, he served as vice president of engineering for Intuit’s consumer tax group, where he led software engineering teams in the development and maintenance of shared technologies supporting TurboTax and other products. Prior to that, Hesse was CEO and president of Focus Now Solutions, a software solutions and consulting company that he co-founded in 2004.

“MaintenanceNet will draw upon Fritz’ wealth of experience as we transition into the next phase of our growth,” said Scott Herron, CEO of MaintenanceNet.  “With our expansion into the European market, and business on the rise with global manufacturers, we need a leader with his operational expertise to guide us through the many challenges that come with worldwide growth and success.”

According to Hesse, MaintenanceNet has positioned itself at the forefront of an emerging data analytics movement, with on-demand software that helps manufacturers increase service sales while strengthening relationships with customers and channel partners. “MaintenanceNet immediately impressed me with its talented team of executives, who have built the company into a leader and innovator in a market that is thriving during the current economy,” said Hesse.  “My role will be to create operational excellence and ensure on-time delivery of our solutions, while maintaining the highest levels of quality as the company expands.”

Earlier in his career, Hesse spent 15 years with J.D. Edwards (acquired by PeopleSoft and then Oracle Corp.) in roles including vice president of engineering for CRM and ERP products; vice president of development operations and software quality; director of development; and software developer for financial, supply chain and human resources applications. He also served as a member of the technical staff at Rockwell International, in Inglewood, CA.  Hesse holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.

About MaintenanceNet
MaintenanceNet is the leading provider of extended warranty and maintenance contract management services. The company’s Service360 technology platform provides proven increases in overall profitability and revenue for manufacturers. MaintenanceNet’s channel-friendly solutions automate and improve underlying data integrity, resulting in reliable customer information for registering and renewing service contracts. Using its online, interactive software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, MaintenanceNet provides the entire supply chain with a 360-degree view of their warranty and service contracts. The world’s largest technology leaders turn to MaintenanceNet to achieve greater success in their service businesses. For more information, please visit or call 866-699-7212.
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