Press Release

14 Nov 2011

WANdisco welcomes Nick Parker as its New Chief Financial Officer

Former Dyson Group CFO Joins to Support WANdisco’s Rapid Growth and Expansion Plans


WANdisco today announced that Nick Parker, the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Dyson Group, has become the company’s chief financial officer. Parker will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & co-founder, David Richards. He will oversee WANdisco’s finance, accounting and investor relations. He also becomes a part of the company’s executive management team, which directs all aspects of company strategy, planning and operations. “Nick's proven track record as a successful public company CFO and hands on business experience made him the ideal person to step into this important role on our management team," said David Richards, CEO and co-founder, WANdisco.  "I’m pleased to have found a seasoned executive with experience in both the US and UK market.”

Parker was previously the Dyson Group PLC CFO for over eight years and played a key role in the transformation of Dyson from a traditional refractory business into a high growth performance materials group. More recently Parker was the Chief Executive of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club where he transformed and then sold the British soccer club to private investors.  Parker also served as VP of Corporate Development at Carclo PLC where he oversaw a large volume of corporate activity with numerous acquisitions and disposals in the UK and overseas. "WANdisco has brilliant technology and a very impressive list of customers," said Nick Parker, CFO, WANdisco. "I'm excited to join a company that is growing rapidly and looking for new ways to scale and develop its business"

Nick holds a BA in Accountancy & Economics from the University of Exeter in the UK.

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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