HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Chiliad Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mr. Craig Norris as the Company’s incoming Chief Executive Officer.
Norris, who has been running his own management consulting company in California, most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Attensity, a natural language analytics company acquired in 2009 by Aeris Capital. Norris is a co-founder and member of the Board of Verdigris Technologies, a green energy startup company. Previously, Norris served as chairman, CEO or COO of Ion Systems, Workexchange Technologies, and Connectinc.com.
Craig Norris said of his new appointment: “I am excited to be joining Chiliad at an important stage in its growth. What makes or breaks an analytics company is the quality and usability of its core technology. Chiliad’s offering has proven its ability to extract critical findings from data at massive scale for both Government and Commercial customers. I am eager to see us gain recognition for our technology leadership.”
“We are honored that a senior executive of Norris’s caliber has selected our organization as his next professional venture,” states Patrick Gross, Chairman of the Board of Chiliad. “His breadth of experience in both Government and Commercial arenas makes him the ideal executive to lead our company at a time of rapid industry change.”
An avid fly fisherman and voracious reader, Norris is already very familiar with the metro Washington, D.C. area, having led government-oriented businesses for over 10 years. For Norris, his next mission reflects his life focus to make a difference in the world: “I look forward to serving and growing Chiliad’s client base, learning more about clients’ needs, and getting to know all the individuals, agencies, and others who rely upon Chiliad for highest quality service and client satisfaction.”
Gross cites several challenges and opportunities for the Company. “Chiliad has already solved two very challenging problems. The first is the ability to rapidly search data collections at greater scale than any other offering in the market. The second is to allow search formulation and analysis in natural language. This means that no longer is an elite class of analysts required in order to generate meaningful results, thus reducing the personnel training and skills shortages that plague alternative solutions and put timely discovery at risk. The explosion of 'Big Data' is real and valuable findings are buried in vast collections for both enterprises and governments. Chiliad has the opportunity to integrate its innovative, massively scalable solutions with emerging open source software to build customized solutions for the largest-scale clients.”