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WANdisco Appoints Former British Telecom, MapR and CollabNet Executives to Management Team

Companies mentioned in this article: WANdisco, Plc.

SAN RAMON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, today announced three executive appointments. Richard Fletcher, former British Telecom executive, is the company's new Vice President of Worldwide Engineering reporting to CEO David Richards; Brad Mandell, former MapR Worldwide VP of Field Operations, is VP of Global OEM Big Data Sales reporting to VP of Worldwide Sales Peter Scott; and former CollabNet Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations Mike Hallett has been appointed Vice President of Sales for Development Tools, also reporting to Peter Scott.

Richard Fletcher joins WANdisco from British Telecom where he was CIO of BT Conferencing, British Telecom's teleconferencing division. Mr. Fletcher will lead WANdisco's engineering team in developing the company's Big Data and ALM applications to accommodate the rapidly growing Hadoop, Subversion, and Git markets. Prior to BT, Mr. Fletcher served as COO of voice and communications services provider Ribbit, which was acquired by BT. Before Ribbit, he was COO of award-winning broadband and telecommunications provider PlusNet, where he was part of a team that successfully doubled the company's customer base and revenue in less than two years. Mr. Fletcher has his BA in Politics from the University of Sheffield.

Mike Hallett, who will assist in developing WANdisco's sales strategy for its Subversion and Git enterprise solutions, joins WANdisco from CollabNet, where he expanded the company's field operations by developing and executing a variety of channel strategies. Prior to CollabNet, Mr. Hallett was Senior VP with software provider Questra Corporation, where he grew the business from startup to $7M revenue in two years. Prior to Questra, he held senior executive management positions with Kintana, Siebel Systems, and Oracle. Hallett has his degree in Business Economics from Brislington Enterprise College.

Brad Mandell joins WANdisco from MapR, where he was Worldwide VP of Field Operations. Mr. Mandell has been building and expanding field operations teams in field marketing, business development and services and support for over 25 years. Prior to MapR, he was Worldwide VP of Enterprise Business for Juniper, responsible for developing the strategic enterprise business for entering the switching market, new acquisition due diligence and lead field integration of enterprise solutions. Before Juniper, he held senior management positions with Peribit Networks, 3Com, Consentry and Cisco. Mr. Mandell has his BSc in Finance and Management from the University of Santa Clara.

"I am delighted that WANdisco continues to attract the best talent in the industry," said David Richards, CEO of WANdisco. "Richard, Brad and Mike are industry leaders and we're thrilled they're joining WANdisco, especially at such an exciting time."

About WANdisco
WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented, active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). Fortune Global 1000 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

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