SOURCE: Tidal Software

August 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Tidal Software Appoints Don Pate as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Seasoned Enterprise Software Executive to Drive IT Automation Leader's Sales Efforts in New Markets

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Tidal Software™, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced that Don Pate has joined the company as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Pate will report to Flint Brenton, Tidal's president and chief executive officer. He joins Tidal from Neon Enterprise Software, a leader in data management solutions, where he was president and CEO. At Tidal, Pate will drive ongoing efforts to introduce the company's products and solutions to current and emerging markets.

"We're delighted that Don is joining us," said Brenton. "His extensive experience in key North American and global markets will be invaluable as we continue to bring products such as Tidal Intelligent Automation for Exchange Server to market and build on the solid and successful base we have established with our current application performance management and scheduling solutions. His ability to create and guide strong sales organizations and his sophisticated knowledge of enterprise markets, will serve us well as we move forward with new products and into new markets."

Pate brings more than 25 years' experience of successfully marketing and selling enterprise technology solutions to Tidal. At Neon Enterprise Software, he was instrumental in driving the development of products designed to improve disaster recovery (DR) readiness and to enable secure, audited databases in a mainframe environment. Prior to his tenure at Neon, he was president and CEO of Tonic Software, a provider of web applications management solutions, where he successfully completed two strategic acquisitions and later sold the company to Altiris, a leader in IT asset and network security management. Earlier, Pate was with Neon Systems from 1995 through 2001, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Subsystems Management division and as vice president of worldwide sales, vice president of international sales, and vice president of worldwide marketing. During his tenure there, he grew sales revenues from $5 to $20 million and led the company's successful IPO. Pate has also held several sales management positions at BMC Software, Inc. He started his career at IBM, where he held a variety of sales positions over the course of 10 years with the company. Pate has a B.S. in economics and psychology from Houston Baptist University.

"Tidal Software has distinguished itself through truly innovative IT automation solutions. The company has demonstrated that it understands what enterprise datacenters need and delivers on those needs even before IT operations have defined their requirements. I look forward to leading the efforts that will expand Tidal's already strong global markets."

About Tidal Software

Tidal Software is a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software that radically simplifies IT operations by automating and integrating performance and process management. Tidal's solution puts IT operations management into the business process using new levels of automation, visibility, and control over systems. Tidal makes applications such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®, and Oracle E-business Suite™ more efficient, reliable, and secure to return greater business value. Tidal also gives IT deep visibility into and precise control over new SOA-based composite solutions consisting of packaged applications and custom components in Microsoft .NET and Java. General Mills, HP, ING Direct, Microsoft, and T-Mobile are among the Tidal customers who use Tidal to reduce operational costs by running IT at higher efficiency rates and containing overall data center footprints. Privately held, Tidal is venture-backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Novus Ventures, Panorama Capital, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit

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