Greg Gianforte has a long and successful history as a software entrepreneur. He founded RightNow Technologies, a cloud-based customer-service and support solutions company, in 1997. He grew the company to more than $225 million in annual revenue, serving as RightNow's CEO until it was acquired by Oracle in 2012. In 2003, Gianforte was named Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, in recognition of outstanding achievement and innovation in business. He also received the Influential Leader Award from CRM Magazine for his successful leadership of RightNow. In 2007, he was inducted into the CRM Hall of Fame, recognizing his consistent influence over employees, customers, partners and competitors in the field.
"We are thrilled to have Greg Gianforte join our board," commented Will Lansing, chief executive, FICO. "His extensive software background and experience with successfully introducing cloud-based solutions will be invaluable to us as we pursue new growth initiatives."
FICO (NYSE: FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States — along with the industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharma businesses and government agencies rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count.
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