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Revolution Analytics Expands Executive Team with Strategic Additions

Guided by Strong Leadership, Company Drives Advanced Analytics Innovation, Recruits Talent from Accenture, IBM and SAS, and Opens London Office

Revolution Analytics, the leading commercial provider of software, services and support for the open source R project, today announced several strategic new additions to the company's executive team both in the U.S. and internationally.

In tandem, Revolution Analytics announced the opening of its London office located at 101 Finsbury Pavement, a hub for sales, business and technical services for its UK and European clients. London is one of two international offices for the company following its 2012 Singapore office opening.

"The right mix of smart leadership, technology innovation and strategic partnerships have positioned Revolution Analytics on its impressive growth trajectory in the advanced analytics space," said Dave Rich, CEO at Revolution Analytics. "We welcome a number of IT industry heavyweights to our executive team with the prowess and vision to help us continue to uniquely supply predictive analytic capabilities that achieve high business value from big data."

Coming to Revolution Analytics from a host of companies including Accenture, IBM and SAS, the following new hires join Revolution Analytics at a time of groundbreaking innovation as the company pioneers in-Hadoop predictive analytics with Hortonworks and supports major Hadoop distributions from Intel and Cloudera, among others.

Michele Chambers, Chief Strategy Officer--Bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to her new role as Chief Strategy Officer & VP Product Management, Michele Chambers is responsible for corporate strategy, product management and product marketing at Revolution Analytics. She joined the company from IBM where she served as GM & VP Big Data Analytics and led the team responsible for working with customers to fully exploit the IBM Big Data platform, including the IBM PureData System for Analytics appliance. Michele is the co-author of "Big Data Big Analytics" (Wiley 2013), a book that helps businesses and IT managers/executives understand the value of big data through practical use case stories along with consumable descriptions of the enabling technology.

Greg Todd, Chief Technology Officer--As CTO, Greg Todd provides strategy, guidance and methods to successfully engage clients with information management solutions powered by analytics. He has worked at numerous Fortune 500 companies helping them to define analytics architectures to support descriptive and predictive management reporting needs. Greg has been a technical architect for more than 20 years, most recently completing a 15 year run at Accenture where he was a Managing Director in their Digital Data & Analytics practice.

Greg Fuller, Vice President, Partners and Channels--Greg Fuller leads the alliance strategy and business partner efforts for Revolution Analytics. Greg brings more than 20 years in the IT industry to Revolution Analytics. Before joining the company, Greg served as Global Alliance Director at SAS on its efforts with Accenture. During his 12 years with SAS, Greg also managed global partnerships with Deloitte Consulting and specific industry relationships with Teradata, IBM, EMC/Greenplum and HP in the Financial Services sector. Prior to that, Greg served in a variety of senior sales roles at Roundarch Consulting, Oracle, CSC, Chordiant and Customer Analytics.

Neera Talbert, Vice President, Professional Services--Neera Talbert leads the training and consulting teams at Revolution Analytics. She joined the company from SAS where she served as Director of Consulting Services. Prior to that, Neera was with SAIC and CSC supporting NASA's manned flight information technology programs. She brings more than 15 years of proven success in the business analytics software industry, as well as 10 years in management consulting and IT professional services. Neera is skilled at developing and driving services strategy to achieve high performance and organizational change management across global markets.

Neil Miller, Managing Director, International--Neil Miller is responsible for Revolution Analytics' business and growth outside the Americas and is based in the UK. Neil joined the company after 14 years at Accenture where he led the Customer Insight and Marketing Transformation practices in Europe, and the CRM and Analytics practices in the UK and Ireland. His consulting experience is complemented by 13 years operational experience with Lloyds Bank and GE Capital in a variety of sales, account management, organization development, and six-sigma business improvement roles in the UK and the U.S.

John Bardong, Vice President, Sales--John Bardong brings more than 25 years of experience and success in team and customer relationship building, pipeline/sales generation and execution of global sales opportunities in the ERP, data integration, and financial services applications. He comes to Revolution Analytics from Talend where he was VP of North American sales. John also served as Vice President with Informatica and was a part of the management team at PeopleSoft that grew the business from $100 million in revenue to well over $1 billion.

Mark Bruno, Vice President, Business Operations--Mark Bruno joins Revolution Analytics after 15 years with Accenture, most recently as the global Commercial Director of Accenture Analytics. Mark's expertise in alliance/partner relationship management was instrumental in shaping complex legal and commercial structures associated with analytics "Platforms-as-a-Service," and he was responsible for negotiating and contracting more than $2 billion in software and services transactions with Fortune 200 technology companies. Mark also brings 10 years of commercial and program management experience from Texas Instruments.

About Revolution Analytics

Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services based on the open source R project for statistical computing. The company brings high performance, productivity and enterprise readiness to R, the most powerful statistics language in the world. The company's flagship Revolution R Enterprise product is designed to meet the production needs of large organizations in industries such as finance, life sciences, retail, manufacturing and media. Used by over two million analysts in academia and at cutting-edge companies such as Google, Bank of America and Acxiom, R has emerged as the standard of innovation in statistical analysis. Revolution Analytics is committed to fostering the continued growth of the R community through sponsorship of the community site, funding worldwide R user groups and offering free licenses of Revolution R Enterprise to everyone in academia.

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