Clario® Analytics, a Minnesota-based direct-marketing software solutions company, today announced that Andre Boisvert has been elected to its Board of Directors and retained as a strategic advisor to the company
October 15, 2010 (Newswire.com) - Clario® Analytics, a Minnesota-based direct-marketing software solutions company, today announced that Andre Boisvert has been elected to its Board of Directors and retained as a strategic advisor to the company.
"Andre is a strong technology executive and marketer and we look forward to benefiting from his insights and experience as a member of our board," said Bill Flach, Clario Analytics CEO. "Andre has a diverse background and will add a new and positive dimension to our board discussions."
Mr. Boisvert has been in the technology field for over 30 years. Boisvert started his career with IBM in 1976 where he spent 13 years. While at IBM, Boisvert held senior management positions in sales, marketing and research and development. After leaving IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the best respected software companies in the industry, such as Cognos Corporation and Oracle Corporation where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and was a member of Oracle's Management committee.
In 2000, Boisvert was recruited as President and COO, of SAS Institute Inc., the world's largest privately held software company with revenues currently exceeding $2 Billion annually, with the mission of bringing the company public. When the plans of an IPO were abandoned in 2001, Boisvert followed one of SAS' investments by becoming Chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies (NASDAQ: SGNT). In April of 2004, Boisvert successfully completed the sale of Sagent Technologies Inc. to Group 1 Software Inc (NASDAQ: GSOF).
In March 2002, Boisvert became a director of VA Software (NASDAQ: LNUX), the creator and owner of SourceForge, the largest worldwide repository of open source projects. During his four year term at VA Software, Boisvert developed a wealth of knowledge about open source projects and their applicability to solving real world problems, which previously had been exclusively addressed through expensive proprietary software.
This experience led Boisvert to co-founding Pentaho Corporation in October of 2004, the world's most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. Boisvert then went on to invest and serve as an advisor/director of several other leading commercial open source companies, Compiere Inc (ERP & CRM), Zenoss Inc (systems management) and Infobright (data warehousing).
Boisvert is also Chairman of Palamida Corporation, the leader in Software Composition Analysis for intellectual property & security risk management, Chairman of UBmatrix Inc., the creator of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) and Vice Chairman of River Logic Inc., a leader in Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Software. Additionally, Boisvert is a director of Swiss based Odyssey Financial Technologies Inc., which makes software for the private banking and wealth management industry.
"I have spent a considerable amount of my time in the predictive analytics and data mining space and Clario Analytics is clearly out in front with their innovative, robust and scalable solutions," said Boisvert. "I feel privileged to join this exciting and dynamic team and look forward to working closely with Bill and the board during this period of strong growth for the company."