RES Software, the leader in IT as a Service, today announced the appointment of Andre Boisvert as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr. Boisvert brings to his new role over three decades of senior management experience in the global software industry, including a long track record of leadership as an executive, board member and advisor to companies poised for hyper growth.
Boisvert started his career with IBM in 1976 where he held senior management positions in sales, marketing and research and development. After IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the most respected companies in the tech industry, such as Cognos Inc., where he held various senior level positions during their transformation to a business intelligence software company, and Oracle Corporation, where he served as senior vice president of worldwide marketing and a member of Oracle’s management committee. In 2000, Boisvert was recruited as President and Chief Operation Officer of SAS Institute Inc., the world’s largest privately held software company with revenues currently exceeding $3 billion a year. He then joined one of SAS’ investments and became Chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SGNT), which he successfully sold to Group 1 Software Inc. (NASDAQ: GSOF).
Mr. Boisvert also has experience as a board member of publicly traded VA Software Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the creator and owner of SourceForge, the largest worldwide repository of open source projects; and as co-founder of Pentaho Corporation, the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform; as well as experience with several other privately and publicly held companies in both the U.S. and Europe.
“I and the entire executive leadership team are thrilled to welcome Andre to RES Software at a very exciting time for the company,” said Marc Zinnemers, Chief Operating Officer of RES Software. “His experience and guidance will help us continue to grow in new markets and ensure our customer success as we become an even larger company.”
“RES Software has a terrific products, a great market and a record of innovation for some of the most demanding software buyers in the world,” added Mr. Boisvert. “I look forward to working with the talented people at RES, collaborating with our business partners, and engaging with customers to continue to help our enterprise customers take full advantage of RES Software’s leading edge products,” said Mr. Boisvert.
“Andre’s experience with companies known for innovative and game-changing solutions makes him a great fit for this role,” said Bob Janssen, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of RES Software. “I am delighted to team up with someone that truly recognizes the opportunity that lays ahead of us by taking enterprise IT to the next level.”