Finance Industry Veteran Joins Datawatch's Board of Directors

Jul 23, 2014, 20:10 ET from Datawatch Corporation

CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading global provider of visual data discovery solutions, announced today the appointment of Joan McArdle to its board of directors. Ms. McArdle is an experienced software industry finance and business leader in Massachusetts.  She has been with Massachusetts Capital Resource Company (MCRC) since 1985 and has served as a senior vice president for MCRC since her appointment to that position in 2001.  While serving in this capacity at MCRC, and in connection with MCRC's funding to support Datawatch's acquisition of Math Strategies in 2012, Ms. McArdle previously served as an observer at Datawatch's board meetings.  Prior to joining MCRC, Ms. McArdle was employed by the First National Bank of Boston in a variety of roles, leaving the firm as a Vice President in the Large Corporate/Multinational Group.  Ms. McArdle is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aspen Technology, Inc. and serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of private companies.  Ms. McArdle received an AB degree in English from Smith College.

"We got to know Joan and see the value of her contributions when she served as an observer to the board in 2012 and 2013.  We are delighted to welcome her to Datawatch's board of directors," said Richard de J. Osborne, chairman of the board, Datawatch.  "Her experience advising software companies in similar stages of their development will be invaluable as Datawatch continues on its mission to be the leader in real-time visual data discovery solutions."

"I am excited to join the board of this major player in the visualization market at such a pivotal time in the company's development," said Joan McArdle. "Datawatch's growth objectives are justifiably ambitious for this rapidly evolving market and I look forward to contributing to the company's long-term success."

About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides visual data discovery software that optimizes any data – regardless of its variety, volume, or velocity – delivering next generation analytics to reveal valuable insights for improving business. Its unique ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files and EDI streams with real-time streaming data into visually rich analytic applications allows users to dynamically discover key factors that impact any operational aspect of their business. This ability to perform visual discovery against any data sets Datawatch apart in the big data and visualization markets. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 99 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. See the Whole Story for yourself by downloading the free trial at

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