Press Release

23 Jul 2012

WANdisco welcomes two IBM Veterans to its sales organization

Former UK Managing Director of IBM’s TeleLogic Division and Veteran of IBM’s Rational Software Group Join to Support WANdisco’s Rapid Growth.

WANdisco (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry today announces that two former IBM employees – Paul Hewitt and Scott Rudenstein – have joined WANdisco’s sales management team.  As members of this team they will help to support the Company’s rapid expansion, focusing particularly on opportunities for large enterprise software deployments.

Paul Hewitt brings more than 25 years of software industry experience to his new position as WANdisco’s Sales Director for EMEA. Paul spent ten of those 25 years at IBM Telelogic where he rose from the rank of Principal Account Manager to become UK Managing Director and Senior Vice President for Western Europe. After assuming this leadership position, Paul was able to grow Telelogic’s revenue by more than 50 percent. 

After leaving Telelogic in 2010, Paul was appointed Regional Sales Director for the UK and Ireland at Serena Software. Whilst at Serena, he doubled the size of the sales team and closed a number of strategic deals and consistently exceeded targets.

Scott Rudenstein brings over 20 years of industry experience to his new position as Director of Technical Sales and Services at WANdisco.  Scott spent over 5 years as a Senior Sales Engineer in the IBM Rational Software Group specialising in software development tools.  Scott was a member of the Rational Software team that was acquired by IBM for $2.1bn in February 2003.  Scott has also held various Sales Director positions at US-based software companies such as Quest Software and Surgient.

David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive of WANdisco said:

“We are delighted to have recruited experienced and talented individuals like Paul and Scott.  Part of our goal post-IPO is to expand our sales team and our latest recruits are among the best in the industry with proven track records of growing sales in our industry sector.  We are putting in place solid foundations for growth.”

For further information please contact:

WANdisco plc:

David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nick Parker, Chief Financial Officer

via FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting:

+44 (0)20 7831 3113

Matt Dixon / Sophie McMillan / Jon Snowball

Panmure Gordon & Co.

+44 (0)20 7886 2500

Fred Walsh / Grishma Patel (Corporate Finance)

Adam Pollock, Charles Leigh-Pemberton (Corporate Broking)

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