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April 06, 2010 04:00 ET

Kalido Appoints Derek Thompson Managing Director for EMEA Sales

Accomplished Sales Executive to Lead Kalido Initiatives in Enterprise Data Governance Solutions

LONDON--(Marketwire - April 6, 2010) -  

  • Kalido, the leading independent provider of enterprise data governance solutions, today announced that Derek Thompson has joined Kalido as managing director for sales with responsibility for customer-facing activities in the United Kingdom and throughout the rest of the EMEA region.
    • He reports to Charles Doucot, vice president of worldwide sales, and is based at Kalido's offices in London.
    • He will work closely with the existing leadership team of Coman Wakefield, group vice president of product development, and Paul Holloway, senior director of worldwide services, to grow the company's business and presence throughout the region.
  • Derek brings to Kalido more than 20 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility. He was most recently employed by KCOM Group plc, where he held the position of sales director for the applications integrator, consultancy and managed services business and prior to that was director of the data management solutions business within KCOM.
  • He joined KCOM following the acquisition of Technica, a company he co-founded and where he held the position of Managing Director. Technica was a specialized consultancy focused on the IT storage and data management sector. He also held roles at HP and IBM after early career experience as a software developer.

Charles Doucot, VP, worldwide sales, Kalido, said:

  • "Derek brings a depth of experience that will serve Kalido well as he engages with our customers and prospects to improve their data governance initiatives. His skills in building businesses and growing through customer success will enable us to build on our well-established and diverse base of customers in the United Kingdom and EMEA. Working with the strong leadership already on the ground, I'm confident Derek will make a positive and immediate contribution to our business."

Derek Thompson, managing director EMEA sales, Kalido, said:

  • "The area of enterprise data governance has the potential to deliver enormous business value to organizations in a direct and tangible way. Kalido delivers a fully governed information management platform that has proven to have a significant positive impact on business process efficiency and overall performance. I look forward to applying my experience in sales, alliances and software development to accelerate Kalido's revenue growth and increase market share."

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