Technology Industry Veteran John Gavin Joins QlikTech Board of Directors

Adds Three Decades of Financial and Operational Expertise to Leading Data Analysis Software Company

Jan 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from QlikTech

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- QlikTech, a leading business intelligence company, today announced that John Gavin, Jr., most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of BladeLogic, was selected to join QlikTech's board of directors.  

"John has a strong background in managing and advancing the complex operations of technology companies," said Lars Bjork, chief executive officer of QlikTech.  "The board is looking forward to his input and guidance as we continue to chart the path for the company and its stockholders."

John also serves on the board of directors and is the audit chairman of VistaPrint Ltd, as well as being a member of the board of directors of a privately held ERP and CRM software company.  He was previously a member of the board of directors and the audit chairman for Ascential Software.

"Looking across the industry, it is clear to see the opportunity available to QlikTech as business intelligence will be a major priority in organizations for years to come," said Gavin.  "Its innovative approach to enabling access to information has not just propelled its success, but more importantly has created a strong and loyal customer base.  I'm looking forward to being a part of this dynamic team and contributing to QlikTech and its business."

With more than 30 years of financial and operational management experience, John led financial operations for BladeLogic, a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software.  His work at the Company focused on their initial public offering and rapid growth prior to BladeLogic's acquisition by BMC Software in April 2008.

Prior to BladeLogic, Gavin served as the chief financial officer for three public companies: NaviSite, Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) and Data General Corporation.

John spent 12 years at Data General Corporation in a number of roles, including chief financial officer.  There he helped reshape the company's infrastructure to return it to profitability prior to its acquisition by EMC.  

Early in John's career, he spent 10 years at what is today PricewaterhouseCoopers in increasingly senior positions.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College.

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