Magnitude Software Company News

MEDIA ALERT: Magnitude Software CTO Discusses the Business Case for Analytics: Live on DMRadio Sept. 10

DM Radio – Sept. 10th, 2015 – Back to Basics: Ensuring Business Value from Analytics: Always start with a business case! This mantra continues to drive successful analytics programs. Regardless of which technologies a company uses to derive insights from data, the business case must always drive the bus.

Magnitude Software Expands EIM Capabilities with New Features for Kalido Products

New Kalido Information Engine Version 9.1 SP2 includes advancements to improve productivity and to further accelerate time to value.

Datalytics Technologies Announces RapidDecision Universal Adapter

More than 650 vendor offerings were assessed by the judging panel – selected products demonstrate technology breakthroughs that bring outstanding value to the customer.

Magnitude Software Honored as a Best Workplace for Recycling and Waste Reduction by King County

“Magnitude Software is one of our Honor Roll companies, having established best practices for business recycling processes that have been in place for seven consecutive years,” said Karen May, project manager, Recycling and Environmental Services at King County Solid Waste Division.

Magnitude Software Named Finalist for Tech Startup of the Year in 2015 American Business Awards

“So many fascinating and inspiring stories of success were submitted to the ABAs this year,” said Stevie Awards president and founder Michael Gallagher. “We congratulate all of our 2015 Finalists on their achievements.”

Magnitude Software Introduces Noetix Analytics 5.4

This release includes new content, support for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, performance enhancements, streamlined maintenance and other upgrades to improve the overall ownership experience for customers.

Magnitude Software Announces Year End Results and Business Highlights from 2014

Highlights Since New Company Formation in April 2014:
— Secured up to $100 million in capital investment
— Achieved over 25% EBITDA
— Reached 98% Support Renewal
— Named Chris Ney Chairman and CEO
— Formed dedicated Customer Success team
— Delivered major product releases for both Noetix & Kalido product lines

Leading Analyst Firm Ranks Kalido a Top Player in Data Warehouse Market

Kalido ranked one of the top data warehouse vendors from a technology perspective in the Data Warehouse Landscape Q4 2014 report.

Magnitude Software Chosen for KMWorld Magazine’s 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management

This prestigious annual list, currently in its 15th year, is compiled by knowledge management practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors, their customers, and colleagues.

Magnitude Software Data Warehouse Product Named a Finalist in the 2015 BIG Innovation Awards

Magnitude Software’s product Kalido Information Engine has been named a Finalist in the 2015 BIG Innovation Awards.

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Forrester Wave


Forrester Wave: Master Data Management

Delivering clean, accurate, and consistent master data
is critical for efficient business processes.

But it isn’t enough to simply get clean data – you need to keep it clean, too. And the best way to keep data clean is to proactively engage the people who know the most about the data in the process.

Forrester, a leading independent technology and market research company, has cited Kalido MDM as a “Strong Performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2016. According to the Forrester Wave report author, Senior Analyst Michele Goetz, “The Kalido MDM tool makes master data management (MDM) easy for data stewards and subject matter experts (SME).”

Read the report and learn more about the 12 MDM providers that matter most and how they stack up.

 

Chris Ney

Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

Chris oversees Magnitude Software’s overall corporate vision and strategic direction.

As Chairman and CEO, Chris leads Magnitude Software’s corporate vision and strategic direction, driving the company’s acquisition, integration and growth strategies to extend the company’s global reach. Under his leadership, Magnitude Software has developed an unparalleled customer experience, strengthened its culture of innovation, and greatly increased profitability and shareholder value. In September 2014, Chris successfully secured up to $100 million in capital to further build Magnitude Software through product innovation, organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Ney was previously Co-Founder and President of Silverback Enterprise Group, where the team completed the strategic acquisition of nine industry-leading enterprise software companies and leveraged their synergies to build two powerful new entities: Magnitude Software and Upland Software. Magnitude Software offers a family of award-winning solutions for enterprise performance management, master data management and data connectivity. Upland Software (Nasdaq: UPLD) went public in late 2014 and is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software with over 2,000 active enterprise customers and more than 235,000 active users in more than 50 countries.

Prior to co-founding Silverback, Ney was CEO of a series of Trilogy/Versata portfolio software companies. He previously served as Chairman of the Board, CEO and Founder of CoreTrac, a financial services CRM software company. Ney began his career working for investment banking firms Lehman Brothers and UBS.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Texas A&M University.

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Veronica O’Shea


Chief Revenue Officer

Veronica leads all of Magnitude Software’s customer-facing functions to accelerate revenue growth.

Responsible for driving global growth across the entire Magnitude Software portfolio, Veronica leads all functions that engage the market throughout the customer journey: Marketing, Business Development, Direct Sales, Sales Engineering, Channels, Professional Services, Customer Success, Customer Support, Sales Enablement and Sales Operations.

Veronica is a seasoned, accomplished revenue champion. She has a repeated track record of driving exponential growth for leading global enterprises in software, services and online sales. She also has extensive experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, acquiring companies, integrating and making all accretive.

During her tenure as eBay’s Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Channels, she restructured global go-to-market, led the organization to 459 percent growth in bookings, and closed $659 million in H1 2015, leading the $1.3 billion business to successful exit in December 2015.

Prior to eBay, Veronica was Senior Vice President and General Manager at SAP, where she grew regional license bookings to $630 million and transformed an on-premises sales organization to a high-performing organization of SaaS sellers. Over her 16-year tenure at Oracle Corporation, Veronica consistently led teams to overachievement and held several senior executive leadership roles, including Global Vice President of Go-To-Market Mergers and Acquisitions.

Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Accounting from Boston College. She has been a keynote speaker at the Stanford University Graduate School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has been a speaker and mentor at the Oracle’s OWL program (Oracle Women in Leadership), eBay’s WIN program and SAP Silicon Valley Business Women’s Network.

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Lou Guercia

Chief Operating Officer

Lou is responsible for Magnitude Software’s global operations.

With more than 30 years of experience launching, operating and growing profitable technology companies, Lou ensures cohesiveness across all Magnitude Software functions, creating and implementing the operational strategy for the company’s growth. Lou is critical to the success of Magnitude’s product strategy and to integrating acquired and existing products, which serves as a growth multiplier.

Lou has held leadership roles at several privately funded companies, four of which led to successful exits. He was CEO of Scribe Software, a data integration solutions company, and WebDialogs, a SaaS-based web conferencing provider acquired by IBM. At IBM, Lou served as Director of Strategy and Operations for Online Collaboration Services within IBM Software Group. He began his career in sales at Xerox.

Lou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.

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Kevin Mischnick

Senior Vice President,
Finance and Accounting

Kevin oversees global financial operations for Magnitude Software.

Bringing more than 25 years of financial experience to Magnitude Software, Kevin is responsible for a number of areas of the business, including Finance, Accounting, Legal and Information Technology.

Kevin’s background includes building and transforming financial teams into high-performing units, implementing systems and processes focused on cost savings and efficiency, and raising nearly $100 million in investor capital. He served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Multimedia Games Inc. and Capstar Broadcasting Corporation. Under his financial leadership, the market values of both companies increased more than tenfold.

Kevin is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

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Darren Peirce

Chief Technology Officer and
Vice President of Products

Darren drives Magnitude Software’s technology direction and product delivery.

With responsibility for identifying the nexus of market opportunity, technology innovation and Magnitude’s current and future portfolio, Darren oversees Product Management, Product Delivery and Engineering Services while developing and maturing key partnerships with leading technology companies in support of product strategy.

Previously, Darren served as CTO and Group Vice President of Product Management at Kalido; prior to that role, he was the Lead Solutions Architect and Manager of Professional Services in the United Kingdom. He has also worked in senior consulting positions for companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and British Telecom.

Darren received a degree in Management from Intec College in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied Economics at the University of Stellenbosch.

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Susie Buehler

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Chief People Officer

Susie leads Magnitude Software’s global human resources strategy and operational execution.

Susie is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of human resources management and recruitment experience at technology companies. At Magnitude, she focuses on building business success through people success across all related disciplines, including talent acquisition, development and retention; compensation and benefits; and all people-related aspects of acquisition integration. She has expertise in HR management and operations and in strategic HR business partnership at rapid-growth, start-up and established high-tech companies with significant M&A activity.

During her career, Susie led HR and Recruitment in the U.S. and China as Vice President and Director of Human Resources at Appconomy. As Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer at Moxie Software/nGenera she oversaw international employee growth. She also served as Vice President of Human Resources and Recruiting at Surgient Networks and worked as an independent strategic HR consultant within the technology industry.

Susie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a Master’s degree from Rice University.

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Mihir Shah

Executive Vice President,
Corporate Development and Strategy

Mihir is responsible for Magnitude Software’s acquisition and organic strategy.

Mihir has over a decade of experience leading acquisitions and strategy. During this period, he led several public and private company acquisitions, divestitures, and minority and majority equity investments.

Previously, Mihir was M&A Executive for IBM’s Information Management Software division, executing IBM’s inorganic strategy through M&A and strategic partnerships. He also served as Operating Executive for private equity firm, Golden Gate Capital, and as Vice President for Corporate Development at Aspect Software.

Mihir holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Master of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Amyn Rajan

General Manager,
Connectivity Solutions

Amyn is responsible for leading and growing Magnitude Software’s connectivity solutions business.

Amyn joins Magnitude Software with more than 25 years of experience, including as CEO of Simba Technologies, acquired by Magnitude in 2016. His responsibilities include working with strategic partners and driving product vision along with delivering revenue growth for the company’s data connectivity solutions.

Under Amyn’s leadership, Simba became a global leader in cross-platform, standards-based data access solutions for relational, multi-dimensional and non-relational data sources whose software is embedded by Amazon, Microsoft, SAP and Teradata. Prior to Simba he was CEO of Orbital Technologies, whose customers included Adobe and Microsoft; he also held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Orbital. Amyn’s background includes experience as a software developer at Microsoft and Adobe.

Amyn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University. He was appointed co-chair of the Faculty of Applied Sciences External Advisory Council at Simon Fraser University in 2011, and was named to Business in Vancouver magazine’s “Forty Under 40” in 2007.

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Karen McPhillips

Vice President,
Marketing

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original state

Karen McPhillips drives marketing strategy and operational execution to grow the company profile, revenue and market position.

Leveraging 20+ years of transformational marketing experience, Karen fuels Magnitude’s corporate and existing portfolio marketing, collaborating to maximize the company’s business strategy while also supporting integration of acquired products and services.

Karen has served on leadership teams of public and private companies of all sizes, transforming marketing functions and generating both tangible and intangible value. Most recently at PlumChoice, she and her team repositioned the brand and metamorphosed the marketing function in support of the company’s pivot from IT support provider to leader in the cloud services and Internet of Things spaces. At Iron Mountain and its technology arm, Iron Mountain Digital, she created new marketing functions, introduced the marketing operations discipline, and spearheaded a closed-loop leads-to-revenue framework coupled with a brand-to-demand communication platform that raised the bar on marketing’s revenue influence. Prior to Iron Mountain, Karen held marketing leadership roles with SaaS back-up leader, Connected Corporation (acquired by Iron Mountain), and SilverStream Software, contributing to the company’s IPO and acquisition by Novell.

Karen earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.