SAND Technology Appoints Mike Pilcher as President

Jul 12, 2011, 09:00 ET from SAND Technology Inc.

MONTREAL, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF), provider of the world's most advanced column store database, today announced that Chief Operating Officer, Mike Pilcher has been appointed to the position of President, effective immediately. He will be serving as both President and COO going forward.

"The column database and advanced analytic market is becoming increasingly urgent for the Enterprise," said Mike Pilcher. "SAND is not only a pioneer in this space, with the most mature, most advanced technology, but one of the last independent vendors in the industry. Big data is driving big changes in enterprises from customer loyalty data to marketing to churn analytics. SAND has the software and the flexibility, and SAND's breadth and depth mean we are uniquely positioned to succeed in this market."

"Mike brings incredible experience, knowledge, and passion to the table," said Tom O'Donnell, CEO of SAND. "It's been a challenging year re-focusing SAND on our core strengths and positioning it for future growth. I'm thrilled to have Mike take on the role and responsibility of President, his insight and drive will be crucial in helping SAND execute our plans."

Before joining SAND, Mike was Sales Director Hiring Solutions, EMEA at LinkedIn Corporation, the largest professional network in the world. Prior to LinkedIn Mike has worked at Oracle Corporation where he led the UK Insurance group, Sybase where he ran UK Financial Services and Hyperroll in the data acceleration space which was acquired by Oracle. Mike is also the author of Prosultative Selling, a book focused on how to leverage modern marketing techniques to drive enterprise sales.

About SAND Technology

SAND is the world's most advanced analytic database, managing massive amounts of big data, driving unparalleled performance, and deploying information to tens of thousands of concurrent users across the enterprise. With industry-leading software solutions for CRM and Loyalty, and  having achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status and "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status, SAND delivers best-of-bread analytic performance to over 600 customers around the world. SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, Western and Central Europe, and Australia and can be reached online at

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