SOURCE: Sonian, Inc.

Sonian, Inc.

November 30, 2009 12:07 ET

Startup Expert John Landry Joins Sonian Advisory Board

Renowned Software Industry Innovator to Guide Leading Provider of Cloud-Based Hosted Email Archive and Ediscovery Services

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Sonian, Inc., the trusted cloud-powered universal data management company, today announced that John Landry, serial entrepreneur and managing director of Lead Dog Ventures, has joined the Board of Directors. Widely recognized for his ability to transform disruptive technologies into successful software companies, John brings deep industry insight, knowledge and a long and successful track record to Sonian's rapidly growing Cloud-based hosted email archive and ediscovery services.

"Sonian has spent the last several years building reliable applications that are quickly building momentum in the market. They have harnessed the promise of Cloud computing to meet the growing challenges of ediscovery, compliance and archiving for enterprises of all sizes," said Landry. "I'm excited to be a part of a team that is well in front of the Cloud computing curve and ready to bring a new generation of fast, reliable, cost effective and scalable business services to enterprises."

John Landry has spent nearly 30 years helping people connect with one another while building world-class software companies. As managing director of the business accelerator Lead Dog Ventures, he helps provide emerging technology enterprises access to a well-developed network of relationship, technology and financial capital.

Prior to Lead Dog, John was Vice President for Technology Strategy at IBM where he discovered and evaluated "disruptive" technologies emerging from new companies for IBM's corporate strategy. Before IBM, John was senior vice president of development and CTO at Lotus Development Corporation in Cambridge, MA. Prior to Lotus, John served as senior vice president and CTO at Dun & Bradstreet, Cullinet Software, Distribution Management Systems, and McCormack & Dodge. Additionally, Landry has served as Chairman/CTO of Agility Systems, which was acquired by Dun and Bradstreet; Chairman of Narrative Communications, acquired by Excite@Home; Chairman/CTO of, acquired by Palm; and Chairman/CTO of Adjoin Solutions, acquired by Computer Associates.

John is a director and investor in several private high technology companies, is a long-time Trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, a Mass HighTech All Star, an Xconomist, a member of CommonAngels and a TechStar mentor. He holds a BA in Finance from Babson College, where he serves as Trustee and part-time instructor.

"Having John Landry join the Sonian Board is a testament to the quality of our team and the technology in place at Sonian," said George Nichols, President and CEO, Sonian, Inc. "With John we have added another remarkable talent to help guide/drive our success as the leading Cloud-based software as a service company."

About Sonian

Sonian is the trusted cloud-powered universal data management company, which delivers archiving/storage, ediscovery and compliance services. Global organizations rely on Sonian for its affordability, security, ease of deployment and use. Founded in 2006, Sonian supports thousands of customers on all major enterprise collaboration solutions including Exchange, Notes, GroupWise, Zimbra and others; and enjoys strategic partnerships with industry leaders Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Axway and IBM. For more information, visit

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