BluePhoenix Taps Industry Veteran Rick Oppedisano to Lead Marketing
HERZLIA, Israel -- January 31, 2013
BluePhoenix (www.bphx.com) (NASDAQ: BPHX), the global leader in legacy
language and database translation, hired Rick Oppedisano as the new Vice
President of Marketing.
BluePhoenix’s recent investments enabled the company to build out its
executive management team with proven industry experts. Oppedisano has
specialized in developing high-growth technology brands, executing worldwide
marketing and sales functions including marketing strategy, sales modeling and
channel development. He has led teams in developing cutting-edge marketing
automation capabilities, metrics, website re-architecture, and complete
Prior to BluePhoenix, Oppedisano worked with Azaleos Corporation, holding
roles in marketing, product management and global channel sales. He played a
critical role in the company’s merger with M3 Technology Group in 2009 and
developed global partnerships directly linked to significant revenue growth.
In 2011, Azaleos was named the 28^th Fastest Growing Tech company by Deloitte,
achieving growth of nearly 6000%. In 2012, the company was acquired by
“Rick was a valued member of the team, and contributed broadly to Azaleos’
market positioning, sales and marketing operations,” says Joel Lanik of
Frontier Capital, a stakeholder in Azaleos.
“We are extremely excited to add Rick to our team,” said Matt Bell,
BluePhoenix CEO. “He brings a great mix of experience, vision and proven
results to our marketing department. We are thankful he is here to help guide
Some of Oppedisano’s 2013 goals revolve around increasing BluePhoenix’s brand
awareness, while also positioning the company as a leader in the space of
legacy language and database translation. He will focus on driving lead
generation for BluePhoenix’s sales team and also on partner enablement.
About BluePhoenix Solutions
BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) is the leading provider of legacy
language and database translation. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a
comprehensive suite of tools and services for automated database and
application migration. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain
expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to minimize risk and
provide a clear path from legacy platforms like COBOL, Natural/Adabas and
others to modern solutions like SQL, DB2, Java and more. BluePhoenix customers
come from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking
and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. BluePhoenix has
6 offices in the USA, UK, Italy, Romania, and Israel.
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