WAYNE, Pa., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungard® Availability Services™ (Sungard AS) named Randy J. Hendricks to its board of directors. Hendricks, a global technology industry leader, brings more than 30 years of technology and business services experience to the Sungard AS board. Since 2014, Hendricks has served as Executive Sponsor for top accounts across higher education, K-12, nonprofits and state and local government industries for Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
Hendricks is experienced in devising innovative strategies and approaches for growing businesses. His demonstrated strengths include developing sales and marketing strategies to fuel customer acquisition and drive adoption in emerging solution areas, as well as leading successful global business and financial transformations.
"We are thrilled to welcome Randy to the Sungard AS board of directors. Randy is an accomplished executive who has successfully led several solutions businesses in outsourcing, infrastructure and applications," remarked Andrew A. Stern, CEO, Sungard AS. "Randy's proven track record in sales, marketing and operations will be invaluable as we prepare for our next phase of growth."
Sungard AS, a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has more than 7,000 customers in North America, Europe and India and operates approximately five million square feet of data center and operations space globally. Since becoming an independent company in April 2014, Sungard AS has prioritized growth of newer solutions such as Recovery as a Service (RaaS), Cloud and Enterprise Managed Services, shifting focus from its traditional recovery services as customers increasingly move infrastructure and applications to the cloud.
"In the last two years, Sungard AS has made great strides to transform its business, including its solutions portfolio," said Hendricks. "Driving customer acquisition and adoption of its new services is paramount to the company's growth. I look forward to contributing my experience and insights as the company moves forward."
Previous to Workday, Hendricks was a Managing Partner and General Manager, Public Sector, North America within the Global Business Services (GBS) division at IBM; he also held other senior leadership roles within IBM GBS, including General Manager, Southwest Europe, based in Madrid, Spain; and General Manager, Japan, based in Tokyo. Prior to IBM, Hendricks held senior leadership positions at Unisys and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he was focused on providing consulting, systems integration and outsourcing for clients globally.
About Sungard Availability Services
Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging 35 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability.
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