Seasoned Technology Executive, Daniel P. Ryan, Appointed to Absolute’s Board of Directors
Vancouver, Canada: June 27, 2011 – Absolute® Software Corporation (“Absolute” or the “Company”) (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based endpoint security and management solutions that reduce IT costs, prove regulatory compliance, respond to computer theft, and optimize productivity, announced the appointment of Daniel P. Ryan to Absolute’s Board of Directors, effective June 27, 2011.
“Absolute is at the center of the convergence of endpoint security and endpoint management,” said Mr. Ryan. “This is an exciting time to be in this industry, and Absolute is bringing to market some innovative solutions to help organizations solve the challenge of securely managing mobility.”
Mr. Ryan is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector. He has held senior roles in business development, sales, marketing and product strategy, and is currently the “Entrepreneur-in-Residence” with Split Rock Partners, a U.S.-based technology and healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to joining Split Rock, Mr. Ryan served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board for Pareto Networks, a leader in cloud-based networking, which he helped position for sale to Aerohive Networks in 2011. Mr. Ryan has also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager for McAfee’s Network Security Unit, joining McAfee in 2008 when it acquired Secure Computing where he was Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Board. Before Secure Computing, Mr. Ryan was Senior Vice President of Enterprise Content Management at Oracle, following its 2006 acquisition of Stellent where he was Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Minnesota.
“We are very pleased to have a person of Dan’s caliber join Absolute’s Board of Directors,” said John Livingston, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Absolute Software. “Dan’s extensive industry experience, eye for technology leadership, merger and acquisition background and deep understanding of the trends driving our growth will be valuable assets as we continue to strengthen Absolute’s position as a global leader in endpoint security and management.”