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Jaspersoft Names Former MySQL Executive to Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Jaspersoft, makers of the most widely used Business Intelligence (BI) software in the world, today announced the addition of industry veteran Mark Burton to the company's board of directors. As Jaspersoft scales for the next stage of growth, the company will be able to leverage Burton's 30 years of sales and operations experience. Most notably, Burton served as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and alliances at MySQL, where he built a worldwide sales team and sustained rapid growth leading to the company's $1 billion acquisition by Sun Microsystems.

"Jaspersoft has accomplished a leading role in the business intelligence community, and among all competitors both old and new. That's why I look forward to investing my time to help further scale the company and accelerate its growth and profitability," said Burton.

Burton brings to Jaspersoft many years of operations experience and a successful track record for developing global sales teams. Additionally, Burton brings extensive open source knowledge gained from his executive post at MySQL and other director roles at Zend Technologies, MuleSoft and Infobright. Prior to MySQL, Burton served as Informatica Corporation's senior vice president of Americas sales where he drove annual revenue growth from $8 million to $154 million from 1997 to 2001 helping position the company for its successful initial public offering. Burton also held senior executive and sales management positions at OuterBay Technologies, Oracle Corporation, DEC and Unisys.

"I'm thrilled with the leadership and operational expertise Mark will add to our board. Jaspersoft is laser-focused on scaling efficiently and maintaining its strong growth and Mark will play an important role in this next phase of the company," said Jaspersoft CEO Brian Gentile.



Jaspersoft provides the most flexible, cost effective and widely deployed Business Intelligence suite in the world, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards and analysis. Leveraging a commercial open source business model, Jaspersoft provides end-to-end BI capabilities at a fraction of the cost of other vendors. The BI suite includes pixel-perfect enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, dashboards, OLAP and in-memory analysis, and data integration. Jaspersoft is the only BI vendor that enables companies to adapt to the new, virtualized world by providing a complete spectrum of on-premise, multi-tenant SaaS and cloud-based deployment options for both embedded and standalone business intelligence. Unlike traditional BI vendors, Jaspersoft is built on a modern, lightweight, standards-based architecture and offers greater vendor independence thanks to its open source codebase. Unlike niche BI vendors, Jaspersoft represents a safe choice with tens of thousands of production deployments across a wide range of industries.

Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence software has more than 12 million product downloads worldwide, 160,000 production deployments and over 13,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Its BI suite is advanced regularly by a development community of more than 180,000 registered members. For more information visit: http://www.jaspersoft.com and http://www.jasperforge.org.

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