SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 2, 2013) - WANdisco (
"We look forward to having Paul Harrison become part of our day-to-day activities," said David Richards, WANdisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Paul brings to WANdisco significant technology expertise and leadership experience and we anticipate great things with him on board."
"This is an exciting time for WANdisco and I am looking forward to contributing to what I anticipate will be its exceptional growth," said Harrison. "The company's patented technology is a significant differentiator and I'm proud to join such an enthusiastic, experienced and talented team."
Prior to WANdisco, Harrison spent over 16 years with The Sage Group plc ("Sage"), a FTSE 100 company and leading global provider of business management software. Harrison joined Sage in 1997 from Price Waterhouse and became CFO in 2000. During that time, Sage grew its revenues from £152m to £1,340m, its profit before taxation from £38m to £356m, its employee base from 1,900 to 13,500 and its country presence from 4 to 25. It also supplemented organic growth with the conclusion of over 100 acquisitions. Harrison is also a non-executive director of Hays plc, one of the world's largest specialist recruiters. He joined Hays in 2007, becoming its Senior Independent Director in 2011, and he also chairs its Remuneration Committee. A chartered accountant, Harrison's earlier career was spent in professional practice with PwC, where he was a Senior Manager.