SOURCE: WANdisco, Plc.

WANdisco, Plc.

October 09, 2012 04:00 ET

WANdisco Appoints Dirk Christiansen as Vice President of Marketing

Former Sophos and Trend Micro Executive to Lead WANdisco's Strategic Marketing Initiatives

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of Apache Subversion based software and services for the enterprise and a corporate contributor to the Subversion project, today announced that Dirk Christiansen has joined the company as vice president of marketing. He will report to David Richards, CEO of WANdisco.

As vice president of marketing, Christiansen will lead WANdisco's global brand and marketing initiatives to help grow the company's enterprise customer base, while strengthening its core base of Subversion developers. In this role, he will also be responsible for growing the company's marketing team, enabling the company to expand its reach across geographies and sectors.

"Dirk has an impressive track record in setting global marketing strategies, branding and launching go-to-market programs in leading software-driven enterprises," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "His demonstrated leadership matches our vision for WANdisco's future and I am confident that Dirk will guide us in realizing success in serving global enterprises."

Christiansen comes to WANdisco from Yonder Media, Northern Nevada and California's leading wireless broadband internet service provider, where he was president and COO. Prior to Yonder Media, he was vice president of global marketing at Aladdin, where he was responsible for leading million-dollar field, product, digital and channel marketing programs. Combined with Christiansen's previous executive positions with corporations like Trend Micro, Sophos, ServGate Technologies and Intel, he has more than 20 years of experience in global marketing across enterprise, small-medium-business and consumer markets.

About WANdisco
WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise. The company's products include: uberSVN -- the new open ALM platform for SubversionSubversion MultiSiteSubversion Access Control and Subversion Clustering. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Intel, Honda, Nokia, Juniper Networks and Motorola rely on WANdisco's Subversion solutions for enterprise-class performance, scalability and 24-by-7 availability. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine-month payback period. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.wandisco.com.

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