Press Release

20 Nov 2018

WANdisco announces new Board member and hire of SVP marketing

Appointments will help grow WANdisco’s expanding LiveData Platform

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the LiveData company, announces the appointment of Bob Corey as WANdisco Non-exec Director & Board member, and Joel S. Horwitz as the SVP of Marketing in the Company’s Silicon Valley headquarters.

Mr. Corey has long-standing career operating as a CFO, joining the WANdisco board from Callidus Software where he led financial operations during a $2.4 billion acquisition by SAP in April 2018. Until September 2017 he also sat on the board and chaired the audit committee for Apigee, a $625m acquisition by Google. Prior to that he served as the chief financial officer for various software firms, including FrontRange Solutions, Extreme Networks, and Thor Technologies.

Mr. Horwitz brings extensive enterprise marketing, business development, and product strategy experience. Most recently, he was the Global Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Offerings for IBM’s Digital Business Group. Prior to IBM, Mr. Horwitz lead various startups, achieving growth through the introduction of platform partnerships, self-service offerings, and programmatic digital marketing.    

The new appointments come at a time when WANdisco is expanding its LiveData Platform, aiming to offer data accessibility and availability in heterogeneous cloud data environments. The Company’s recent launch of LiveData for MultiCloud offers replication of data at petabyte scale, and leverages WANdisco’s strategic partnerships with the major cloud services providers.

The two new additions bring strategic expertise and experience to WANdisco at a time when the cloud ecosystem is entering a new stage of its development. They will be a key part in ensuring that WANdisco’s LiveData platform becomes the future of multi-cloud operations, and the launch pad for the next generation of data processing.

David Richards, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of WANdisco, said:

“I am delighted Bob and Joel have joined WANdisco to grow our LiveData Platform with our unique replication technology. Our company is fast establishing itself as the trailblazer in the cloud landscape, setting new parameters for multi-cloud operations that will have an impact across industries.”

“Both Bob and Joel will be important assets for WANdisco’s effort to address the stress point that data presents — our technology will make it easier for businesses to bypass the data challenge and instead focus on innovation and growth.”

Bob Corey, Non-exec director & Board member, WANdisco, said:

“Becoming a Non-exec Director and member of the WANdisco Board represents a key step up in my career, as I am joining a company that is fortifying its position as a market leader in the cloud technology landscape.

I see this as an opportunity to lend strategic advice to WANdisco as it expands its presence in the market. I am confident that my expertise, connections and understanding of the software space put me in a strong position to help define the next phase of the company’s development.”

Joel Horwitz, SVP of Marketing at WANdisco, said:

“I am thrilled to become part of a company of WANdisco’s stature, and to join the team at a time when it is entering an exciting expansion phase for its revolutionary LiveData platform.”

“Having had experience with the likes of IBM, I have been closely tied to the cloud ecosystem and understand the unique role WANdisco plays in maximising the potential of cloud operations for businesses of all types.”


For further information please contact:    

WANdisco plc
David Richards, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Erik Miller, Chief Financial Officer 

via FTI Consulting

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About WANdisco

WANdisco is the LiveData company that empowers enterprises to revolutionize their IT infrastructure with its groundbreaking distributed coordination engine (DConE) in the WANdisco Fusion platform, enabling companies to generate hyperscale economics with the same IT budget — across multiple development environments, data centers, and cloud providers. WANdisco Fusion powers hundreds of the Global 2000, including Cisco Systems, Allianz, AMD, Juniper, Morgan Stanley and more. With significant OEM relationships with IBM and Dell EMC and go-to-market partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle, Alibaba and other industry titans — WANdisco is igniting a LiveData movement worldwide..

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