BA Insight Appoints Chief Financial Officer Gary Traynor, MBA, JD, to steward company's financial operations and strategy as it continues rapid strategic growth and expansion into new markets globally
NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BA Insight, a leading provider of integrated search technologies for Microsoft SharePoint and FAST, today announced the appointment of Gary Traynor as the company's Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Traynor will direct the development and execution of BA Insight's financial growth strategy and oversee the company's accounting, internal reporting, and investor relations activities while also managing the company's legal matters. With over 15 years of experience as both an investment banker focused on the technology space and as senior management for technology companies, Mr. Traynor will leverage his expertise and insight to help BA Insight execute its next phase of responsible growth, engage new markets around the world, and continue to build its global team.
"Gary is a talented executive with broad experience and a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to ensure the financial performance of a rapidly growing company like ours," said Guy Mounier, CEO of BA Insight. "He has a proven track record of success and will play a pivotal role in the continued strategic growth of BA Insight's operations and brand. Our plans for the future are expansive and global, and we are excited to have such a proven leader on the team to help us forge the future."
Prior to joining BA Insight, Mr. Traynor served as the COO & CFO of Blue Flame Data, Inc., a provider of enterprise software used in customer preference analysis delivered through a cloud platform. While at Blue Flame, Traynor architected and managed the company's restructuring and growth following its Series B funding round. Traynor also previously served as CFO of Portero, guiding the provider of Internet fulfillment services from its initial founding through two venture private placements. Prior to his role at Portero, Mr. Traynor served as a Vice President of Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on capital raising and M&A activities primarily within the Internet services sector. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr. Traynor holds a BSBA in finance and accounting from Washington University in St. Louis, a JD/MBA from the University of North Carolina, is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and is an avid mountain biker and rower.
"I am honored to be joining the BA Insight team," commented Traynor. "BA Insight has everything you'd want in a technology company, with truly innovative technology, visionary leadership, and a committed global team. I am grateful for the opportunity to join such a dynamic group and look forward to helping BA Insight build upon its past successes to ensure continued growth."
To learn more about BA Insight's technologies, services, and senior management team, please visit http://www.BAinsight.com.
About BA Insight
BA Insight™ is a leading provider of integrated search technologies that help organizations leverage the full power of Microsoft SharePoint® and FAST Search across the enterprise. BA Insight's flagship Longitude Search and Longitude Connector products let organizations extend Microsoft's enterprise search capabilities across dozens of ERP, ECM, CRM, messaging, and collaboration systems, and delivers rich document preview and assembly tools that empower knowledge workers to act upon search results with greater speed and effectiveness.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in New York City, BA Insight maintains sales offices and research facilities throughout the United States and Europe. BA Insight's global team, fortified by an expansive network of certified partners and resellers, has helped millions of users gain instant and actionable access to information. Hundreds of customers -- including Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture and ExxonMobil, and government agencies such as the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency and the Australian Department of Defense -- have deployed BA Insight's enterprise search solutions to take full advantage of their information assets while optimizing end-user productivity. BA Insight is a Managed Microsoft Partner.
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