Industry Veteran to Bring to LiveAction 30 Years of Experience, Long Track Record of Leading Successful Sales and Business Teams
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 7, 2016 – LiveAction, Inc., a leading enterprise IT network visibility software platform, announced today that Tom Schodorf has joined its board of directors. An industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Schodorf is the former senior vice president of worldwide field operations for Splunk Inc. At Splunk, he built and executed a successful go-to-market strategy for the company, with its revenue increasing by a factor of ten during his tenure. Prior to Splunk, he held executive positions at BMC Software and IBM. At BMC Software, he spent 17 years in a number of executive positions, including head of Asia-Pacific field sales, as well as vice president and global general manager of the Identify Business Unit. Previously, Schodorf was a sales executive with IBM for more than seven years.
“We are pleased to add Tom to our board of directors, following our $36-million funding announcement that brought our company into a different growth phase,” said Darren T. Kimura, CEO and chairman of LiveAction. “Tom’s deep knowledge of enterprise software and his industry connections are a perfect combination for LiveAction and we are looking forward to benefiting from his expertise.”
“This is a great time to be a part of the LiveAction team and I am happy to be here to help them expand and innovate,” said Schodorf. “I love the positive customer feedback and passion around the product, as well as the company’s focus on the user experience. The secure network control capabilities and advanced analytics have led them into new accounts with some very interesting case studies. While initially developed to help the U.S. Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction’s solutions are now providing extraordinary value to customers all over the world.”
LiveAction is award-winning software designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the U.S. Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveAction features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics for decision-making, and deep integration with routers and switches for unparalleled network control. LiveAction accelerates troubleshooting with its QoS control, application-aware, and WAN functionality developed in collaboration with Cisco. Visit us at http://nextliveaction.wpengine.com or follow us on twitter at @LiveactionIT.
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