SOURCE: Absolute Performance

May 06, 2008 15:25 ET

Absolute Performance Attracts Top Talent to Win in the SaaS Marketplace

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - May 6, 2008) - Absolute Performance, a leading provider of On Demand application performance management software and services, announced the appointment of Mitchell Ashley as Chief Technology Officer and Dan DeGolier, CPA as Chief Financial Officer. Both Ashley and DeGolier are seasoned serial entrepreneurs, bringing experience with multiple successful start ups and established companies.

"These appointments to our leadership team bring the tremendous depth and expertise needed to fuel the rapid growth of our company," said Jerry Champlin, Absolute Performance CEO. "Both Mitchell and Dan are top executives in their respective fields, demonstrating that Absolute Performance is attracting the best talent required to win in the SaaS marketplace."

As CTO, Ashley plays the key leadership role in Absolute's market, product and technology strategies and vision. Ashley leads the product strategy and development of Absolute's patented System Shepherd®, WebWalk™ and StressWalk™ SaaS application performance management products. Ashley joins Absolute from StillSecure where he was co-founder, CTO and General Manager and developed award-winning network security products. Previously, Ashley held leadership positions at Jato Communications and BoldTech Systems. Ashley is a recognized industry expert and blogs for Network World and Converging Network.

As CFO, DeGolier leads Absolute's financial planning and fundraising activities and provides oversight of all financial operations. In addition, he is responsible for managing relationships with independent accountants, financial institutions, equity investors and outside counsel. DeGolier joins Absolute from Integrated Research, an application performance monitoring provider for VoIP applications, where he was VP Finance and Administration for the Americas. Previously DeGolier served as Director of Finance at Cornice, and CFO at Gold Systems where he led venture financings.

About Absolute Performance

Absolute Performance is the industry leader in On Demand performance management solutions to SaaS software companies, content providers and infrastructure partners who must provide high business availability, deliver a proven customer experience, and operate their On Demand company with up-to-the minute business intelligence. Absolute's patented and industry leading System Shepherd®, WebWalk™ and StressWalk™ deliver the deepest instrumentation into SaaS software applications, infrastructure software, databases, servers and virtualization software. Absolute's rebrandable SLA portal brings a consolidated view of SaaS performance, customer experience and business operational metrics. Absolute Performance SaaS solutions are available through a direct sales force and channel partners.

For information, contact Absolute Performance at 303-443-7000 or visit