BladeLogic Announces the Appointment of Ed Gillis to Its Board of Directors
Former Senior Executive of Symantec, Veritas, Parametric Technology and Lotus to Serve as Chairman of BladeLogic's Audit Committee
6 February, 2007 -
LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BladeLogic, Inc., a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software, today announced the appointment of Ed Gillis to the company’s Board of Directors as well as chairman of the Board’s audit committee. Given Gillis’ extensive experience in executive leadership positions at large technology companies – including his role as the CFO of three of the most successful software companies – Gillis will help guide BladeLogic as the company continues to aggressively expand its business on a global scale. With this appointment BladeLogic increases the number of independent board members to four and sets the foundation for governance excellence.
Gillis brings to BladeLogic over 30 years of financial management experience. Most recently, Gillis was senior vice president of administration and integration at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) where he directed the integration management office, information technology and global operations. Gillis joined Symantec through its merger with VERITAS Software where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's financial management, control, reporting, planning and investor relations. Previously, Gillis was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Parametric Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: PMTC) and chief financial officer of Lotus Development Corporation. Gillis, a CPA and former partner at Coopers & Lybrand, holds a master's degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“BladeLogic has all the ingredients to be a truly outstanding software company, including a large market opportunity, a compelling technology advantage, a blue-chip customer base, a strong management team and a track record of great financial performance,” said Ed Gillis “I look forward to working with Dev and the team at BladeLogic to help the company achieve its ambition to become a world-class technology company.”
Gillis joins the following members of BladeLogic’s Board of Directors:
Steve Walske, Chairman, BladeLogic, and former CEO of PTC*
Dev Ittycheria, President and CEO, BladeLogic
Robert Goodman, Bessemer Venture Partners
Peter Gyenes, former CEO of Ascential Software & Informix Corporation*
Vijay Manwani, Chief Technology Officer, BladeLogic
R. David Tabors, Battery Ventures
Mark Terbeek, MK Capital*
* - Independent Board Members
“Given Ed’s exceptional set of experiences and background, we are absolutely delighted to have Ed join BladeLogic’s Board of Directors,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, BladeLogic. “Ed has played a key role in the success of many of the pre-eminent software companies of our time, and his insight and operational expertise will be invaluable as we continue to rapidly grow the business.”
BladeLogic is the world's leading provider of next-generation data center automation software with the largest installed base of Global 500 customers, including 9 of the top 50 global companies, 3 of the top 10 aerospace and defense companies, 5 of the top 25 commercial and savings banks, 2 of the top 5 securities companies, 2 of the top 5 entertainment companies, 1 of the top 3 general merchandisers, 6 of the top 12 pharmaceutical companies and 5 of the top 10 telecommunications companies. BladeLogic’s award-winning suite of enterprise-class data center automation software solutions enables enterprises, service providers and government organizations to easily discover, provision, configure, patch, audit, repair and re-allocate servers and applications, resulting in dramatically reduced data center operating costs, improved service quality, and enhanced security and compliance. BladeLogic is a privately-held company headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. For more information, please visit www.bladelogic.com.