NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire -05/22/12)- OpTier, the leader in business transaction-driven application performance management (APM), today announced the appointment of Mark Thompson to chief executive officer of OpTier, responsible for overall leadership and management of the company. He will succeed Israel Mazin who will remain as chairman of the board of directors.
Thompson joined OpTier as President last November from CA Technologies, bringing over two decades of executive leadership experience to OpTier with deep experience in innovation, growth and helping to solve client's business and IT issues. Thompson has led OpTier's success over the past six months and will continue to drive strategy and execution as OpTier expands its solutions into analytics and big data.
"OpTier is the recognized pioneer in Business Transaction Management (BTM), a leader in Application Performance Management, and continues to grow and quickly innovate as customers' IT management needs change," said Mark Thompson, CEO of OpTier. "I was drawn to this company by its talented people, its innovative technology, and the loyalty of its Fortune 1000 customers. As today's customers grapple with the complexities of Big Data, OpTier will continue to have their back by providing valuable business insight with Big Transaction Data, providing data that is dynamic, has business-context and is accurate."
"This transition marks a natural progression in OpTier's history," said Israel Mazin, chairman of the board. "As President, Mark has demonstrated a commitment to his customers-first philosophy and has driven OpTier's success in meeting and exceeding customer needs for an always-on business. His proven track record in IT management, as well as the success he has brought to OpTier over the past six months, will propel OpTier to the next level as customer needs evolve."
In today's always-on economy, businesses need always-on application performance. OpTier is the leader in enterprise-class, transaction-driven application performance management (APM), assuring more business transactions every second than any other IT management software vendor. OpTier's always-on, business-transaction approach automatically ties together the business process, end-user, application, datacenter and cloud perspectives, providing unmatched visibility across silos. A complete APM solution in a single product, OpTier Always-on APM™ delivers actionable intelligence to manage application performance that drives business. Global 1000 customers, including Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and O2, protect revenue and improve client experience by eliminating outages, resolving problems 100 times faster and optimizing returns from existing IT investments. A recognized leader in Gartner's2011 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, OpTier pioneered the concept that transactions are where IT and business meet.
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