CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SentryOne announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Lou Shipley of Black Duck Software, Drew Clarke of Qlik, and Chris Cassidy of Mainsail Partners, join the SentryOne board, further elevating the company as the leading Data Performance Management software company.
The three new board members have driven growth in technology companies of all sizes—from early stage, entrepreneurial businesses to large, established enterprise organizations. Their technology industry prowess and mergers and acquisitions expertise make them invaluable additions to the SentryOne board.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lou, Drew, and Chris, who bring an impressive combination of talent and experience to SentryOne’s Board of Directors,” said Bob Potter, CEO of SentryOne. “Their accomplishments speak to their expertise, leadership capabilities, and commitment to success. We’re confident Lou, Drew, and Chris will deliver vision and strategic thinking to help guide our journey and provide an enhanced experience for our customers and partners.”
Lou Shipley is the former CEO of Black Duck Software, a global leader in open-source security and license compliance. Named CEO in 2013, Shipley has driven the company’s transformation into a leader in open-source security and management solutions, as noted by six quarters of record growth. Prior to Black Duck Software, Shipley held five key roles within the Massachusetts software startups space, with positions at Avid, WebLine (Cisco), FairMarket (Ebay), Reflectent (Citrix), and VMTurbo. He is a board member at CustomerGauge and teaches popular technology sales courses at both the MIT Sloan School of Business and Harvard Business School. Shipley graduated from Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Drew Clarke is the senior vice president of the office of strategy management for Qlik, a leader in the visual analytics market, delivering intuitive platform solutions for self-service data visualization, guided analytics applications, embedded analytics, and reporting. Since joining Qlik in 2011, Clarke has led numerous successful strategic initiatives, including the development and launch of Qlik’s cloud product offering, and multiple acquisitions, while heading up strategic planning with the office for strategy management. Clarke has held various executive leadership roles with IBM, Cognos, PTC, and Siebel Systems. A veteran of the U.S. Army’s 3rd armored cavalry regiment, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environment science from the United States Military Academy and later earned his MBA at Harvard Business School.
Chris Cassidy is an Operating Partner at Mainsail Partners, a San Francisco-based growth equity firm that invests in fast-growing bootstrapped software companies. In his six years in this role, Cassidy has worked with the leadership teams at Mainsail’s portfolio companies to drive growth through marketing and sales with a specific focus on digital strategies, insights, and execution. Before joining Mainsail Partners in 2010, Cassidy spent 10 years as the vice president of marketing at Yahoo!, and he has board experience with numerous other high-growth companies. He received a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Connecticut.
“We continue to be impressed by the experience and accolades of the people who make up the SentryOne Board of Directors,” said Gavin Turner. “We’re honored to have the opportunity to work with the new Board members as they help us to consider market trends and position us to expand our business and engage with new markets, customers, and partners.”
To learn more about the SentryOne leadership team, please visit https://www.sentryone.com/about-us/leadership-team.
SentryOne empowers Microsoft data professionals to build, test, document, and monitor SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and the Microsoft Data Platform. We help companies accelerate performance across the data lifecycle with unmatched scalability, best-in-industry customer support, and the most powerful data performance management capabilities available. Our team includes more than 160 employees located in Charlotte, NC, Jacksonville, FL, Salem, NH, and Dublin, Ireland. Learn more at SentryOne.com.