SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaspersoft, makers of the world's most widely used business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the appointment of Jim Johnson as Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role, Jim will be responsible for financial planning, accounting, controls, legal and administrative matters, IT operations and internal systems. These heightened responsibilities and Jim's senior level of experience will help ensure Jaspersoft continues to grow at a record pace and will allow the company to further its leadership position within the business intelligence market.
Jim started off his career at Sun Microsystems where he held multiple financial management positions during his 15 year tenure. He helped the company increase its annual revenue from $1 billion to nearly $20 billion when he left. After leaving Sun, Jim became the Senior Vice President of Finance at VERITAS Software where he led financial operations that helped grow the company from $1.6 billion to $2.1 billion in annual revenue. Most recently, Jim held other CFO roles at respected companies including MSC Software, a company specializing in simulation software that he helped restore to profitability and VGH, a private equity-owned company later sold to Electronic Arts (EA). Jim holds a BA from The University of Minnesota and an MBA from The University of Chicago.
"I am thrilled that Jim is part of Jaspersoft's senior executive team," said Brian Gentile, CEO at Jaspersoft. "His experience, background and track record are exactly what Jaspersoft needs for its next major phase of growth and I look forward to Jim's leadership and counsel in this critical role."
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Jaspersoft provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end-to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.
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