BakBone Software, Inc. a global provider of storage management software, today announced the appointment of Keith Rickard as Chief Executive Officer and President.
Mr. Rickard joins BakBone with more than twenty years experience in the software industry, including significant experience in storage management software. He will report directly to BakBone's Board of Directors, and is responsible for driving the company's sales and marketing strategy, as well as determining and implementing an optimum business strategy to promote the future of the company while ensuring maximum value for its shareholders.
"We sought out a candidate with significant blue-chip experience in developing a company to the next level," said Archie Nesbitt, BakBone Software's Board Chairman. "Keith has the documented track record that met our requirements. His demonstrated ability to consistently grow sales, as well as his global contacts throughout our industry, are what we require as we position BakBone for additional progress."
Mr. Rickard most recently served as President of Sterling Software's Storage Management Division, prior to its purchase by Computer Associates While in that role, his division increased its annual worldwide revenues to US$120 million, improving its operating revenues 137%, and increasing its profit margin 25%. In his seventeen years at Sterling Software, Mr. Rickard also served as President of the VM Operating Software Division and Americas Division, and as Vice President of the company's United Kingdom Division.