As New Chief Operating Officer supporting global sales and marketing, former Exasol CEO brings many years of expertise in the Business Intelligence and Big Data markets to arcplan.
Langenfeld, Germany / Wayne, PA, USA – November 12, 2013 – Business Intelligence (BI) software provider arcplan today announced an addition to its management team: Steffen Weissbarth, 47, joins arcplan as Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for the company's global sales and marketing activities. He brings almost two decades of BI expertise in sales and marketing, including management positions at Cognos and Microsoft. Most recently he was CEO at Exasol, an in-memory database provider. In his new role, Weissbarth will drive international growth, develop strategic partnerships and support arcplan's expansion into new markets.
Before joining arcplan, Weissbarth was responsible for Exasol's successful sales and product development of the company's analytical database. Prior to this, he gained expertise and competence in various sales and marketing positions at, for example Microsoft. He brings with him more than 17 years of experience in the enterprise software market and started his career in 1996 at Cognos, where his last position was European Director Global Field Operations for the EMEA region. Furthermore, Weissbarth has experience in developing international organizations and in the field of Change Management. His educational background is industrial engineering and management.
"By focusing on innovative enterprise solutions which perfectly meet business requirements, arcplan has consistently and effectively established itself in the global BI market," said Weissbarth. "I am looking forward to supporting arcplan in its further international growth and I am happy to become a part of this renowned team."
"I am very pleased to have Steffen on board. He brings broad experience from the BI and Big Data markets, an excellent understanding of the business value achievable with innovative technology, and has successfully demonstrated his ability to run global sales and marketing operations," said Roland Hölscher, CEO at arcplan. "He will play a key role in our strategic plans for market expansion and business growth."
arcplan is a leader in innovative Business Intelligence, Dashboard, Corporate Performance and Planning software solutions for desktop and mobile use. Since 1993, arcplan has enabled more than 3,200 customers worldwide to leverage their existing infrastructure for better decision making. Empowering all users to connect and collaborate with relevant information is crucial for improving business performance. With arcplan – it simply works.
arcplan's flagship product arcplan Enterprise® was rated the #1 3rd party tool for SAP BW, Oracle Essbase, and IBM Cognos TM1 in The BI Survey 13 (2013).
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