REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Host Analytics, the leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM), today announced the appointment of Ian Halifax as Chief Financial Officer. Ian brings over 25 years of finance and operational experience at high-growth technology companies, consistently helping companies achieve scale, market leadership, and profitability.
"Host Analytics is in a unique market position, using the Cloud to help CFOs transform the role of Finance," said Ian Halifax. "I'm extremely excited to join the team as cloud-based EPM becomes mainstream in large organizations. Host Analytics has the products, the team, and the history of customer success to lead the next wave of evolution in the EPM market."
Ian brings vast experience in fast-growing software and solutions companies to Host Analytics. Most recently, Ian was CFO at Grass Valley, a leading privately-held provider of technology solutions for broadcast media companies. Prior to that, he spent four years as CFO at Wind River Systems, a publicly-traded company providing embedded operating systems software, driving significant increases in revenue and profitability prior to its sale to Intel. He was also CFO at Micromuse, a publicly-traded provider of network management software, where he led the turnaround of the company prior to its acquisition by IBM. As CFO at Macrovision, he helped the company grow from less than $50M in revenues in 1999 to over $200M in revenues in 2004. In the early part of his career, he held numerous finance positions at technology companies including Sun Microsystems and Wang Labs, as well as spending time at KPMG. Educated in the United Kingdom, he holds a BA from the University of York and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
"Ian brings tremendous experience to our executive team," said Dave Kellogg, CEO of Host Analytics. "Finance is rapidly embracing the Cloud, and Ian's deep background in strategy, planning and operations, as well as his track record of scaling disruptive technology companies, will be a huge asset as the company continues to grow."
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About Host Analytics
Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planning, close management, reporting, and analytics. Host Analytics Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) customers benefit from improved business agility, lower total cost of ownership, faster time to value, increased security, and a faster pace of innovation compared to traditional on-premises alternatives. World-class companies like NEC, Burlington Coat Factory, and Crocs trust Host Analytics to power their strategic financial processes. Host Analytics is a fast-growing, private company backed by leading venture capitalists and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around the globe.
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