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."
Rocket Software is a global software development firm that builds and services Enterprise Infrastructure products for the world’s leading OEMs, networks and software companies and enterprises. The company’s current lines of business complement and extend strategic OEM offerings in the areas of database, business intelligence, storage, networks and telecom, terminal emulation and FTP, integration, modernization and SOA, and security. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC/RSA, HP/EDS, Nortel, Motorola, and many others. Rocket Software is based in Newton, Massachusetts.