Alfresco Software Appoints IT Industry Heavyweight Rick Justice to Board
Enterprise Content Management Player Continues Growth Trajectory, Outpacing Industry by a Factor of Three
SAN MATEO, CA and MAIDENHEAD, UK – October 8, 2014 Rapidly-growing Enterprise Content Management vendor Alfresco Software has appointed industry veteran Rick Justice to its board. Justice was chosen for his impressive track record in growing and scaling companies, having engineered the rapid growth of Cisco’s sales and systems engineering organization to a global force of 20,000. He joins Alfresco shortly after it raised $45 million in growth capital to fuel its impressive growth trajectory. Named as a Visionary in the Gartner ECM Magic Quadrant six years in a row, Alfresco is growing at triple the pace of the ECM market overall.1
Mr. Justice served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations and Business Development in his final role at Cisco before his retirement in 2009, when he became Executive Advisor to Cisco CEO John Chambers. During his tenure at Cisco, sales increased from under $2 billion to in excess of $40 billion. Prior to Cisco, Justice spent 22 years with Hewlett-Packard in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles, including head of HP Worldwide Enterprise Sales. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Doug Dennerline, CEO of Alfresco, commented: “If anyone knows what it takes to develop and sell the perfect solution for the enterprise, it’s Rick – in fact, he’s built a career on it. We welcome the tremendous expertise and wisdom that Rick will bring to the Board as we aim to continue Alfresco’s impressive growth by addressing the critical content needs of large organizations.”
Newly appointed board member Rick Justice added: “It’s a joy to join a company that is on such an upward trajectory. A key part of any enterprise solution is getting the right balance between the needs of the business and IT department, and the desires of end users – I believe that Alfresco has got that right and it’s a key reason why the company continues to grow.”
Fueled by a differentiated hybrid model and open-source DNA, Alfresco now serves more than 1800 active customers in 195 countries, managing more than seven billion documents for over 11 million users worldwide. Its customer base is responsible for mission-critical content that can only be managed by a modern architecture built on open standards, one that meets the highest compliance requirements and offers a choice in deployment options. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Bristol City Council, Cisco, DAB Bank, Eurostar International, FOX, Harvard Business Publishing, KLM, LexisNexis, NASA, New York Philharmonic, Office Depot, Oxfam International, PGA TOUR, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sony Entertainment.
Alfresco provides modern enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organisations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco's open source technology enables global organisations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. More than 1,800 organizations in 195 countries turn to Alfresco for its hybrid, enterprise-grade platform. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process. Alfresco manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA Tour, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s UK headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, CA. Please visit us at http://www.alfresco.com.
1 Calculations performed by Alfresco Software based on Gartner Report, Market Share Analysis: Enterprise Content Management, Worldwide, 2013 Analyst(s): Tom Eid, Bianca Francesca Granetto, 2013 Published: 2 June 2014.