SOURCE: Plateau Systems

talent management software

September 29, 2010 08:00 ET

Plateau Systems Appoints Industry Veteran Jay O'Connor to Board of Directors

Former NetSuite Executive Joins Industry's Leading SaaS Talent Management Provider

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2010) -  Plateau Systems, a leading provider of enterprise-class SaaS solutions for talent management, announced today that it has named Jay O'Connor to its board of directors. O'Connor is a senior software executive who played a key role in rapidly growing both NetSuite and the QuickBooks business at Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), two heralded success stories in business management software. He will leverage more than 18 years of software experience to advise Plateau during a period of aggressive growth and expansion. 

"Plateau is experiencing significant growth and seeing tremendous demand for our comprehensive talent management suite," said Paul Sparta, Chairman and CEO of Plateau Systems. "Jay is a proven business executive, having already executed a very impressive growth strategy at SaaS pioneer NetSuite. Jay's industry expertise and knowledge will be invaluable to Plateau as we reach our next phase of growth."

During his tenure as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at NetSuite, O'Connor helped the company grow revenues by more than 500% and go public with a valuation exceeding one billion dollars. NetSuite was highlighted as a "world-class," benchmark-leading sales and marketing organization in the book Making the Number. Earlier in his career at Intuit, O'Connor led the marketing and product management team that acquired the first million QuickBooks customers and grew market share from zero to over 70%. He and his teams have received significant industry recognition for achievements in performance-based marketing, product management, SaaS, and serving small and midsize enterprise markets. O'Connor holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. 

"Plateau has demonstrated impressive growth and profitability over the last several years despite very challenging economic conditions," said O'Connor. "The company has industry leading technology, an experienced management team, and a world-class level of customer satisfaction. Plateau is very well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities in the talent management market, and I look forward to working with the management team to significantly grow the business."

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About Plateau
Plateau Systems is the industry's premier provider of enterprise-class SaaS talent management suites. Major global corporations and government agencies, including General Electric, the U.S. Air Force and Capital One Services are using Plateau's integrated talent management solutions to improve productivity and facilitate strategic workforce initiatives around learning, performance, compensation and career and succession management. Plateau is widely recognized throughout the industry for its commitment to customer satisfaction, forward-thinking vision and for consistently delivering best-in-class functionality. Founded in 1996, Plateau is headquartered in Arlington, Va. and has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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