GLENDALE, Calif., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NOVA, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) venture started by DreamWorks Animation to leverage its photo-realistic 3D visualization capabilities in the Enterprise software market, today announced the appointment of Seksom Suriyapa as Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, a role in which he will oversee the Company's financial, administrative and risk management operations. The announcement was made by NOVA CEO Lincoln Wallen, to whom Mr. Suriyapa will report. Mr. Suriyapa will be based out of the Company's Silicon Valley offices, and act as the General Manager there.
Mr. Suriyapa is a seasoned technology veteran with strong strategic, financial, and operational experience in the Cloud software market. An early SuccessFactors executive, Mr. Suriyapa played multiple important leadership roles at the company from 2008-2014, including Global SVP and COO as well as Head of Corporate Development. During his tenure, the company grew revenues 10x, from approximately $100M to more than a $1 billion, with user count growing from four million to approximately 25 million. He also guided the execution of the Company's successful acquisitions strategy, ultimately leading to the sale of SuccessFactors to SAP for $3.7 billion in 2012 (the highest multiple deal in Software history at the time). Prior to his career in operational management, Seksom was an investment banker, serving at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Wallen said: "Seksom is a fantastic addition to NOVA whose strategic, operational and financial expertise adds incredible depth to our leadership team. His work in SaaS and cloud-based solutions with SuccessFactors and Akamai, as well as his experiences as a technology investment banker, position him exceptionally to thrive as our new CFO."
Mr. Suriyapa stated: "I am excited for the opportunity to join Lincoln, Graham Younger, with whom I have enjoyed previous operational successes, and the NOVA leadership team to enable this business to realize its remarkable commercial potential. I am impressed with its initial commercial traction, driven by a highly differentiated, proven technology. The Company's capabilities are game-changing for virtually any company with a tangible product that has high consumer appeal. I look forward to playing a key role in driving our business model to build on our current momentum."
Developed by the creative minds and industry leading technologists of DreamWorks Animation, NOVA provides a scalable, accessible solution to enhance collaboration in the product design process by streamlining supply-chain decision making and bringing a new level of digital imagery to product marketing and consumer engagement. By delivering highly personalized photo-real product images and videos to mobile devices, in-store screens and interactive displays, NOVA transforms brands into digital manufacturers, enabling faster product decisions and delivering visibility across the enterprise. For inquiries please email [email protected].