November 14, 2011 09:00 ET

WANdisco Welcomes Nick Parker as Its New Chief Financial Officer

Former Dyson Group CFO Joins to Support WANdisco's Rapid Growth and Expansion Plans

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2011) - WANdisco today announced that Nick Parker, the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Dyson Group, has become the company's chief financial officer.

Parker will report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & co-founder, David Richards. He will oversee WANdisco's finance, accounting and investor relations. He also becomes a part of the company's executive management team, which directs all aspects of company strategy, planning and operations.

"Nick's proven track record as a successful public company CFO and hands on business experience made him the ideal person to step into this important role on our management team," said David Richards, CEO and co-founder, WANdisco. "I'm pleased to have found a seasoned executive with experience in both the US and UK market."

Parker was previously the Dyson Group PLC CFO for over eight years and played a key role in the transformation of Dyson from a traditional refractory business into a high growth performance materials group. More recently Parker was the Chief Executive of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club where he transformed and then sold the British soccer club to private investors. Parker also served as VP of Corporate Development at Carclo PLC where he oversaw a large volume of corporate activity with numerous acquisitions and disposals in the UK and overseas.

"WANdisco has brilliant technology and a very impressive list of customers," said Nick Parker, CFO, WANdisco. "I'm excited to join a company that is growing rapidly and looking for new ways to scale and develop its business"

Nick holds a BA in Accountancy & Economics from the University of Exeter in the UK.

About WANdisco

WANdisco 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 Subversion, Subversion MultiSite, Subversion 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:

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