Sonian Appoints Jeff Dickerson as President and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Industry Veteran Joins Management Team to Lead Cloud-based Email Archiving Pioneer to Next Stage of Growth
NEEDHAM, MA — November 4, 2010 — Sonian, a provider of cloud based email archiving services, announced that Jeff Dickerson has joined the company as President and CEO effective immediately. Dickerson has a proven track record building companies in emerging markets and accelerating their growth. He brings to Sonian more than 20 years of executive experience at various technology companies.
“Jeff will be responsible for building on Sonian’s momentum and strengthening our go to market strategies,” said Matt Engel of Prism Venture Partners, and Sonian board member. “We are excited to have a seasoned executive with Jeff’s operational experience join the Sonian leadership team.”
In addition to his experience as CEO of Metatomix, a provider of semantic based applications acquired by Versata, Inc. in August 2010, Jeff orchestrated a notable turnaround at eCredit, Inc, a provider of credit risk management and collections software, which was acquired by Fidelity Ventures in late 2006.
Dickerson was previously the senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at MCK Communications, where he expanded revenue from $2 million in 1997 to $50 million in 2001, setting the foundation for a successful public offering in 1999. He was a vice president of client/server sales at Vmark Software, and held management positions at Prime Computer and Parametric Technologies.
“I’m looking forward to helping Sonian build on its momentum and take that success to the next level,” said Dickerson. “It is clear that the regulatory environment coupled with the explosive growth of unstructured data is creating real challenges for companies of all sizes. Our customers and partners are looking for services that can offer a flexible, scalable and cost effective archiving solution to their challenges. The Sonian offering does just that.”
Sonian delivers on-demand archiving services that enable organizations to address eDiscovery needs, achieve regulatory compliance, and reduce IT costs. Sonian’s services can be deployed in minutes, require no hardware or software, and are compatible with many email, instant messaging, and social media platforms. Sonian provides the only archiving offerings in the market built from the ground up using advanced cloud computing technologies. Over 4000 customers benefit from Sonian’s industry-leading security, performance, and usability. Boasting strong partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies, Sonian combines innovative technology with deep archiving expertise to satisfy customers of all sizes and industries.