November 16, 2011 06:00 ET

OpTier Appoints Former CA Executive Mark Thompson as President

Thompson Joins OpTier to Lead Growth in Application Performance Management

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - OpTier™, the leader in business transaction-driven Application Performance Management (APM), today announced the appointment of Mark Thompson as President reporting to the company CEO Israel Mazin. Thompson brings over two decades of sales and management experience to OpTier with deep experience in application performance, customer and partner relationships, and global expansion.

Prior to OpTier, Thompson served in nearly every sales role at CA Technologies where he was most recently general manager and managing director for global sales and sales support, leading more than 2,400 people in 17 countries, and responsible for bringing in yearly revenue in excess of $2.6B. While at CA, Thompson was appointed to CA's executive leadership team and previously held positions including corporate senior vice president / general manager of sales for the Americas and senior vice-president / general manager of sales for mid-Atlantic and federal.

"We are pleased to have someone as accomplished as Mark joining our team. He has an impressive track record as a hands-on leader capable of driving performance, motivating and transforming one of the largest software industry giants. His reputation in the industry and markets is extraordinary. Mark's innovative style and customer-first philosophy makes him a perfect complement to OpTier's vision as the leader in business transaction-driven APM," said Israel Mazin, OpTier's CEO and Chairman of the Board. "In addition, his experience in working with customers and partners will be extremely valuable to OpTier as we rapidly expand our world-wide footprint and customer base, maintaining a clear commitment to our customers' success."

"Throughout my career, I have made it a habit of asking customers about advanced technologies and companies that are getting it right. OpTier has increasingly been on that short list because it offers the comprehensive application performance views customers are demanding in a single solution. Customers are growing tired of the overly complicated and fragile aggregation of dissimilar piece-parts; the so called Frankenstein offerings. Equally so, they realize that 'hope and pray' correlations from silo point tools will never satisfy their long term business requirements. OpTier has a truly elegant solution, attracting the very largest and mid-sized enterprises world-wide looking for competitive advantage, a business-driven IT model and cloud readiness. This is exactly the solution customers are increasingly asking for to optimize their business," said Thompson. "OpTier has established itself in the market as the innovative player that has a following of successful customers, just look at the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring."

About OpTier

OpTier is the leader in business transaction-driven Application Performance Management (APM), assuring more business transactions every second than any other IT management vendor. OpTier's unique cross-silo business transaction approach automatically ties together the business process, end-user, application, data center and cloud perspectives, providing unmatched visibility. This automated approach in a single solution provides IT and the business actionable intelligence to manage application performance that drives business. Global customers protect revenue and improve client experience by eliminating outages, resolving problems 100 times faster and optimizing returns from existing IT investments. OpTier pioneered the concept that transactions are where IT and business meet. For more information go to or to follow OpTier on Twitter go to

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