AtTask Bolsters Board of Directors with Strategic Appointments
Experienced industry leaders sign up to help accelerate the future of
SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Nov. 14, 2012
SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AtTask (www.attask.com),
an industry leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise Work Management
solutions, announced the following new members to its Board of Directors:
oRichard Allen, former CFO of JD Edwards (acquired by Oracle, Inc.)
oSusan Carstensen, former COO of RightNow Technologies (acquired by Oracle,
oJohn Avirett, Principal at Greenspring Associates
These new members will join the current AtTask board members:
oScott Johnson, Chairman and Founder of AtTask
oFiras Raouf, Partner at OpenView Venture Partners
oBill Conroy, former CEO of Initiate (acquired by IBM, Inc.)
oEric Morgan, CEO of AtTask
"I am very excited to have Rick, John and Susan join our board and know that
they will each contribute significantly to our success as we scale AtTask as a
leading Enterprise SaaS application player," said Morgan. "We believe the
expertise and insight they bring around growing and developing software and
SaaS companies to reach $250 million in revenue will help us achieve that
milestone as well."
Richard Allen joins AtTask's Board of Directors with more than 25 years of
leadership experience in technology both as an executive and board member.
Allen was formally the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of JD Edwards (acquired
by Oracle, Inc.). He also previously served on the Board of Directors of
RightNow Technologies (acquired by Oracle, Inc.), AdvancedMD (acquired by
ADP), Red Prairie, WTS, Inc. (acquired by Velocity), and HireRight, Inc. Allen
is currently a board member with Quantros, Inc., Insight Enterprise, Inc., and
Therapeutic Research Center.
"I feel privileged to join this incredibly intelligent and passionate team and
to work closely with Eric and the Board during the next phase of AtTask's
growth and innovation," said Allen.
Susan Carstensen joins AtTask's Board of Directors with more than 25 years of
business leadership experience, most recently from RightNow Technologies
(acquired in 2011 by Oracle, Inc.), where she served in various roles,
including Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and
SVP, Customer Experience. Carstensen also served on the Board of Directors of
LiveOffice (acquired by Symantec). Prior to RightNow, Carstensen was CFO at
Powerhouse Technologies, Inc., and held management positions at Martin
Marietta Astronautics Group (acquired by Lockheed Martin) and Ernst & Young
"AtTask reminds me of the opportunity we had at RightNow to be a leader in a
highly valuable and underserved market," said Carstensen. "AtTask is focused
on solving problems that every enterprise team has and nobody else solves,
which makes this a very unique and big opportunity in the market."
John Avirett joins the AtTask's Board of Directors as a Principal at
Greenspring Associates, where he oversees the due diligence of fund and direct
investments as well as management of the Analyst Program. Prior to joining the
global venture capital investment firm, Avirett was an Associate at Zurich
Financial Services. Avirett is currently a board observer on Turn and Zulily,
and is responsible for the firm's investment in Lithium Technologies.
"Greenspring Associates invested in AtTask at a tremendously exciting time,"
said Avirett. "I look forward to joining the Board to help deliver on AtTask's
Greenspring Associates led AtTask's recent $17 million growth capital round
(see announcement) and has been an existing shareholder of AtTask since
December 2009. The firm has a proven track record of investing in direct
investments and SaaS businesses, including ExactTarget, Lithium Technologies
and Kareo. Greenspring Associates' industry experience and guidance will
further solidify AtTask's leadership position in the project and work
For more information about AtTask, visit http://www.attask.com.
AtTask is the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader for Enterprise Work
Management solutions.AtTask provides the work visibility and accountability
that enterprise departments lack by enablingknowledge workers to better
receive, plan, prioritize, and coordinate their work through projects and
collaborative work processes. AtTask provides an easy-to-use solution that
improves productivity, social collaboration, recognition, and results.AtTask
has a broad range of customers including Global 2000 brands such as Nike,
Cisco, ABC, ESPN,3M, and Trek. Additionally, AtTask was recently recognized
as a Leader in theGartner Inc.2012 MagicQuadrant for Cloud-Based Project
and Portfolio Management (PPM) Services.
Contact: Lindsey R. Coyle
Bite Communications for AtTask
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