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Mass. tech veterans Bob Potter and David Reibel join Rocket executive team

Rocket Software Names Two New Executives: New General Counsel and New Vice President and General Manager, Business Intelligence/Analytics Business Unit

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Release Date: Thursday, June 06, 2013

Rocket Software announced Bob Potter as Vice President and General Manager, Business Intelligence and Analytics Business Unit, and David Reibel as Vice President and General Counsel. Potter and Reibel will work in the company's global headquarters in Waltham and report to Rocket CEO Andy Youniss.

Prior to joining Rocket, Potter ran business development for QlikTech and before that was co-founder and CEO of Expressor. Bob has also been CEO of data warehousing software company Kalido, EVP of Business Operations of IONA Technologies, and SVP of Sales and Services at Object Design. Bob has spent 33 years in the software industry with start-ups, mid-size and large public companies and serves on the board of directors at Hamilton Thorne Biosciences and Thorne Diagnostics. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Providence College and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island.

Reibel was previously Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Aspect Software; he also held similar positions at Way Systems, Aprisma Management Technologies, and two companies in Europe. David has international corporate and commercial transaction experience with public and private companies, as well as capital markets, M&A, licensing and strategic relationships, intellectual property portfolio management, litigation, employment law and risk management experience. He serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, North Shore Technology Council, and North Shore InnoVentures. David holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from Stanford Law School.

"Business Intelligence is where Rocket started 23 years ago, and is one of our four core product areas. I am thrilled that Bob is leading this important business and delivering more world-class solutions for our customers and partners," Youniss says. "I am also excited to have David on the team as we continue on our growth trajectory. This is a very exciting day for Rocket Software, and our customers and partners can look forward to benefiting from the contributions of our two newest executives."

 

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About Rocket Software

Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a technology company that helps organizations in the MultiValue ecosystem modernize and optimize solutions to meet today's needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their existing infrastructure and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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