Seasoned executives bring extensive track record of business and financial results to leading data management company
ATLANTA, GA – October 10, 2013
Liaison Technologies, a global integration and data management company, today announced that its board of directors has appointed three new members. William E. Klitgaard, chief information officer for Covance Global IT; David Parker, former President of WebLogic and a proven executive leader of numerous successful technology companies; and Joseph B. Volpe III, investment principal for Merck Global Health Innovation Group, have joined the Liaison board, bringing collectively over 50 years of healthcare and information technology industry experience.
“We have always been committed to recruiting the very best, most talented leaders to Liaison’s already outstanding board,” said John Balboni, Liaison’s Chairman of the Board. “William, David and Joseph bring tremendous technological, operational and financial leadership to the table. Their healthcare and emerging technology industry expertise along with their wealth of knowledge will help Liaison continue to innovate our technology to better serve our customers and strengthen our partnerships”
“The convergence of integration and data management offers many new opportunities for Liaison to help our customers address their increasingly complex information needs,” said Bob Renner, chief executive officer of Liaison Technologies. “As we move forward with the evolution of our technology platform and refine our services in key markets like Healthcare Informatics, it gives me great confidence to be able to receive guidance from a board made up of such experienced business and technology leaders. With the additions of William, David and Joseph we have an even deeper bench of industry expertise. Their fresh perspectives will serve us well as we work towards Liaison’s next generation of best-in-class products and industry leadership in Cloud services. I’m grateful for their support, as well as the ongoing support from all of the board members.”
About William E. Klitgaard
William E. Klitgaard is chief information officer and has overall responsibility for the Covance Global IT organization. Previously, Mr. Klitgaard served 12 years as Covance’s chief financial officer, where he demonstrated a wide range of financial, strategic and information technology skills. He served as an executive sponsor of Covance’s IT steering committee, playing a critical leadership role in the development and funding of the company’s major IT investments. Under his leadership, Covance implemented a complex, enterprise-wide finance system.
Mr. Klitgaard joined Covance as corporate treasurer in 1996, was appointed to manage the company’s strategic planning and corporate development activities in 1999 and was appointed chief financial officer in 2000. Mr. Klitgaard came to Covance from KENETECH Corporation, a provider of products and services to the electric utility industry, where he served as corporate treasurer. Before KENETECH Corporation, Mr. Klitgaard was an executive with Consolidated Freightways, where for more than a decade he was responsible for the company’s treasury and strategic planning activities.
Mr. Klitgaard holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Business.
About David Parker
David Parker is a Silicon Valley veteran enterprise software executive, and was the founding president of WebLogic, prior to its acquisition by BEA Systems. WebLogic achieved a peak market valuation of $3 billion as its pro-rata share of BEA. Earlier, Parker led a management buy-out of Quintus. Quintus was a pioneer in front-office and CRM enterprise application software that achieved a peak market valuation of $1.8 billion, and was subsequently acquired by Avaya.
Mr. Parker has held president and chief executive officer positions with Enlighten Software, Appeal Virtual Machines (acquired by BEA, then Oracle), SeeRun and Exemplary (acquired by Persistent Systems); and sales executive positions with Avolent, Trolltech (acquired by Nokia) and IBM where Mr. Parker began his career in Palo Alto, California in 1979. He has also served as a director/advisor for several technology start-ups including BuzMe, DevZuz, Xcerion Software, KatieSoft, Karna Global Technology and ePac. Additionally, Mr. Parker served as an advisor to Geneva Venture Partners II, and is currently consulting with Lufkin Advisors LLC, a private alternative asset management firm. Mr. Parker earned a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.
About Joseph B. Volpe III
Joseph B. Volpe is an investment principal for Merck Global Health Innovation Group overseeing its evergreen health technology portion of the fund. His deft technology, business development experience and technical engineering background are coupled with an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies in the healthcare industry. This important skill set provides Mr. Volpe with the foundation and knowledge to enable sound health IT investments.
Prior to joining Merck, Mr. Volpe’s 26-year career included a post serving within Johnson & Johnson’s Market Place Innovation team. There, he was responsible for technology innovations across consumer, medical device and diagnostics and pharmaceutical sectors. Additionally, he has coordinated business development opportunities in the IT healthcare arena with concentration on applications in the evidence-based medicine/outcomes/e-marketing and sales platforms.
Mr. Volpe began his career as a systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) working with healthcare insurance systems, military systems and robotics. He earned his Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of South Florida with a minor in engineering technology, and later graduated from a two-year EDS Engineering program.
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.liaison.com.
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