Press Release

12 Mar 2013

WANdisco appoints CollabNet and HP Veteran Bas Nijjer to director of EMEA sales

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced Bas Nijjer has joined the company as Sales Director, EMEA, reporting to Peter Scott, Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Nijjer, who joins WANdisco from LivePerson UK and CollabNet before that, will focus on opportunities for large enterprise software deployments, continuing to grow WANdisco’s market share throughout the UK and Europe.

Nijjer, who built CollabNet UK from startup to multimillion dollar recurring revenue, has a proven track record of increasing customer wins, accelerating revenue and providing customer satisfaction. He has had tremendous success building high-performance sales teams through recruitment, mentoring and motivation.

"Bas is an excellent addition to our team, with great insight on developing and strengthening sales teams and customer relationships as well as enterprise software," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "His expertise and familiarity with EMEA and his results-oriented attitude will help strengthen the WANdisco team and increase sales and renewals. We are pleased to have him join us."

Nijjer joins WANdisco from LivePerson UK, where he was EMEA Sales Executive for Financial Services, managing accounts for customers such as HSBC, Aviva, Lloyds Bank, ING and more. Prior to LivePerson, he was Sales Director at CollabNet, where he managed and grew strategic European accounts and consistently grew UK revenues with double-digit performance. Prior to CollabNet, Nijjer held sales management positions with IONA Technologies (now Progress Software), Hewlett Packard, Easel UK, and Computer Associates. Nijjer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham City University.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications