November 04, 2008 03:00 ET
HP Software Executive Dixon Fiske Joins Nimsoft as VP Americas
Appointment Re-Unites Two Senior Mercury Sales Executives
REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2008) - Nimsoft Inc., the "Big 4" alternative for
IT performance and availability monitoring solutions, today announced the
appointment of Dixon Fiske as vice president Americas. Fiske, a 20-year IT
industry veteran, will lead the Americas sales operation. The appointment
re-unites him with another top-performing former HP/Mercury executive, Tim
Bisley, currently Nimsoft vice president EMEA. Both worked closely together
for many years to develop and drive global sales models that fueled
Mercury's impressive growth to over $1 billion in revenues prior to being
acquired by HP.
"Dixon joins Nimsoft at a time of continued growth and development. His
experience at Mercury and HP will prove invaluable in further accelerating
an already strong business. Additionally, his proven partnership with Tim
Bisley in shaping and honing high-performing sales teams is a clear
advantage we can build on. The two complement each another well and will
drive tremendous business opportunities across the Americas and Europe,"
said Gary Read, president and CEO, Nimsoft. "Our claim to be the
alternative to the Big 4 is no idle boast. We have demonstrated this
repeatedly over the past year. The fact we can attract someone with the
caliber, experience and knowledge that Dixon possesses from HP is a further
testament of our appeal and ability to deliver real value to customers in
the performance and availability monitoring market."
Starting in 2002, Fiske's success with Mercury Interactive's Americas
corporate sales division marked him out for a leadership position following
HP's acquisition of Mercury in 2006. He assumed the position of vice
president of HP Software Direct Americas, an organization which drives
nearly half of HP's Americas software revenue. Leading that $660 million
sales organization, Fiske consistently demonstrated the ability to
successfully focus and motivate sales teams to over-deliver on revenue
"During my time at HP, we were increasingly aware of the impact Nimsoft was
making in the performance and availability monitoring market. It was clear
that prospects were becoming more and more focused on the value monitoring
solutions could deliver and they didn't want lengthy, complex and expensive
implementation cycles. When we came up against Nimsoft in new business
opportunities it became clear that Nimsoft has an extremely compelling
business and technology proposition that appeals to a broad spectrum of
companies. Add the chance to work with Tim again and it was a no-brainer
for me to join Nimsoft," said Dixon Fiske, VP Americas.
Fiske's appointment follows Nimsoft's $12 million second round investment
led by Goldman Sachs. He is the fourth senior HP/Mercury executive to join
Nimsoft, reflecting the company's strong appeal and position in the
performance and availability monitoring market.
Nimsoft is the fastest growing provider of next generation performance and
availability monitoring solutions for the complete physical and virtualized
IT infrastructure. The Nimsoft solutions redefine the standards for ease of
use and speed of deployment -- providing outstanding return on investment
and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Over 700 customers in 30 countries
rely on Nimsoft solutions to monitor their IT based business applications
and services. These customers include mid-market and global organizations,
such as Barclays Capital and Amway Corporation, Bay Area Rapid Transit,
Ladbrokes, MTU Aero Engines, TriNet, TRW Automotive, and hundreds of
leading managed service providers such as CDW Berbee, Easynet and Rackspace
Managed Hosting. For more information, visit www.nimsoft.com.
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