Pentaho Appoints Quentin Gallivan as CEO

Fast-Growing Business Analytics Company Ramps Up for Next Phase

October 4, 2011, — Pentaho, the Business Analytics company providing power for technologists and speed for users, today announced the appointment of Quentin Gallivan as its new CEO. With sales and market presence expanding at a record pace, Pentaho recruited the industry veteran to aggressively lead the company through its next phase of growth. Founding CEO, Richard Daley, will remain active on the Board of Directors and assume the role of Chief Strategy Officer where his focus will be on strategic initiatives, customer and partner relationships and leading product strategies including Big Data, customer adoption and Cloud Analytics.

Mr. Gallivan has a winning track record of scaling technology companies in high-growth markets over the last 20 years. Highlights include:

  • Building Aster Data, where he was CEO, into a global leader in Big Data Analytics before its acquisition by Teradata in April 2011;
  • Scaling operations at Postini, where he was also CEO, to support more than 35,000 customers and over 10 million users in 25 countries and to generate more than $100M in revenues before its acquisition by Google in 2007;
  • Helping to grow VeriSign, where he served as Executive Vice President of worldwide sales and service for eight years, from $13 million in revenues in 1997 to more than a billion in revenues in 2004;
  • Spending 12 years with General Electric Company in key executive roles leading business units in Asia Pacific and the Americas.

"Quentin Gallivan came to our attention because of his proven ability to lead top-performing teams, his passion for the analytics market and his track record in driving shareholder value," said Rob Bearden, Chairman of the Board, Pentaho. "Pentaho has a fast-growing customer and partner base and we're confident that Quentin will successfully lead the company into the next phase of growth in an explosive BI and analytics marketplace."

"While organizations everywhere are struggling to integrate and analyze massive volumes of data, Pentaho is uniquely positioned as the only technology provider with a full suite of tools to help its customers unleash the power of their data," said Richard Daley, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pentaho. "I look forward to teaming with Quentin on our quest to be the leader in Business Analytics."

"I am passionate about Analytics and appreciate the challenges that companies have in gaining insight from the massive amounts and diversity of data that they collect and manage," said Quentin Gallivan, CEO, Pentaho. "Pentaho is the one company that can bring together - in an integrated and low-cost platform - the traditional world of transaction data with the new world of web, social media and device data."

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About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho's unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho's mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit www.pentaho.com.

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