Software Industry Veteran David Murphy Joins iConclude Board of Directors
CFO of Mercury (acquired by HP), Former President of IBM Tivoli Software to Play Key Role in Company Development, Expansion
BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iConclude, the market leader in Run Book Automation solutions for IT operations, today announced that David Murphy, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Mercury (recently acquired by HP), has joined iConclude’s board of directors. Murphy, a veteran of the software industry, brings deep experience in building, running and scaling some of the world’s most successful enterprise software organizations such as Mercury and IBM Tivoli Software.
“iConclude has rapidly built a leadership position in the emerging IT Run Book Automation market. From my own experiences, there is growing need and interest at both large and small IT shops in automating alert/incident response, change/configuration management, and system administration tasks”
Murphy joined Mercury in January 2003 as senior vice president of corporate development and led the company’s market expansion by acquiring and integrating companies such as Systinet, Kintana, Appilog, and Performant into Mercury’s BTO portfolio. He then became Mercury’s chief financial officer, during which time he played a leading role in the company’s acquisition by HP. Prior to his work at Mercury, Murphy served as CEO of Asera, where he led the company's pioneering efforts in delivering real-time collaborative business process solutions for the extended enterprise. Before Asera, Murphy was president and general manager of Tivoli Systems at IBM, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations and drove aggressive expansion into new markets for the networking and systems management industry leader. Murphy’s background also includes working as the head of the private equity investments group at Perot Systems and as a partner at McKinsey & Company.
"We are thrilled to have David joining iConclude’s board of directors,” said Sunny Gupta, CEO of iConclude. “David’s extensive experience in the software industry, especially in systems management, will be a tremendous and invaluable asset to iConclude as we continue to build and advance the company. We are equally excited that David has expressed a strong commitment to rolling up his sleeves and playing an integral role in the next phase of iConclude’s development.”
"iConclude has rapidly built a leadership position in the emerging IT Run Book Automation market. From my own experiences, there is growing need and interest at both large and small IT shops in automating alert/incident response, change/configuration management, and system administration tasks,” said Murphy. “I’ve continually been impressed with iConclude’s leadership team, the maturity of iConclude’s solutions, the amount of traction the company has made with customers, and the company’s sales bookings growth. I look forward to working with iConclude and being actively involved in the next phase of iConclude’s growth by contributing to the company’s market strategy and business development activities."
iConclude is the market leader in Run Book Automation. iConclude’s OpsForce is an innovative IT automation solution that automates incident resolution, orchestrates change and configuration management, streamlines repetitive maintenance, integrates disparate system management tools and provides unprecedented ITIL visibility. iConclude’s managed automation technology self-heals systems and enables frontline operations and support teams to diagnose, repair, configure and maintain business-critical applications and infrastructure in a guided and repeatable way. Founded in 2005, iConclude is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and is privately held with funding from Greylock Partners, Shasta Ventures, and Madrona Venture Group. For more information, go to www.iconclude.com.