Ellia Kassoff, Founder and President/CEO, Strategic Software Resources, Inc.

As a graduate of Boston University’s School of Management, Mr. Kassoff’s background consists of over six years in software sales and marketing. He has held various positions with Tone Software of Anaheim, CA including Sales and as the Assistant Director of Marketing. At DNS Worldwide, a leader in EDI software, Mr. Kassoff started the sales department from the ground up, developing all sales infrastructure and lead generation starting with one person and growing the office to over eight people and three million in sales. As a sales Rep. for Programart Corp. (now Compuware) in Cambridge, MA, Mr. Kassoff sold its flagship product " STROBE", an application tuning tool for the MVS mainframe to clients such as Huffy Bicycle, states of Ohio, Louisiana as-well-as other Fortune 500 clients. He has over 15 years of sales experience with other companies in the high tech. and telecom fields.


Jay Wright, Vice President, Strategic Software Resources, Inc.

Jay comes to Strategic Software Resources (SSR) with over 20 years of sales, sales management and technical experience in both the software and hardware industries. Before joining SSR Jay was the Eastern Regional Director for POET Software (a leader in object oriented and Internet tools and databases) where he managed half of the North American operation. Before POET, Jay was the Worldwide Director of Sales at Vermeer Technologies before it was acquired by Microsoft in 1996 (Microsoft FrontPage). At Vermeer he was responsible for creating and implementing the worldwide sales model and establishing large reseller agreements with companies like AT&T and GTE Internetworking. Prior to Vermeer Jay spent 5 years at Sybase, Inc., where he was a channels and telesales director with responsibility of over 60 people and $100M in revenue. Prior to Sybase, Jay was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Multi-Tasking Systems, Inc. and has held both sales and major account sales positions with ASK and Hewlett Packard. Jay received his BA from the University of Connecticut and a MBA from Boston University with concentrations in marketing and systems management.



Why SSR was Founded

Having years of experience in the software industry we understand why managers are frustrated with recruiters who constantly call and demonstrate their lack of industry knowledge and professionalism. We strongly believe there is a way to provide a higher level of service to an industry experiencing rapid growth. Along with a few others from the software industry SSR was started six years ago with the simple goal providing the highest level of service possible through in depth industry knowledge.

Since all SSR Partners have come from the software industry, we are able to provide clients and candidates greater insight into the changing marketplace and technology, let them know who’s hot and who’s not; and indicate where are the competitive compensation plans. Our success speaks for itself. In our first three years we have grown an excess of 300% per year. We represent companies such as some of the world’s most successful software companies (including SAP, Oracle, Peoplesoft, Net IQ, Parametric Technologies, Mercury Interactive, and Cognos) to startups.

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