KACE™ Names Gary Acord Chief Financial Officer
New CFO Brings Leadership and Broad Experience to Systems Management Appliance Leader
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 28, 2009 – KACE™, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced the appointment of Gary Acord as the company’s chief financial officer. As CFO, Acord will lead KACE’s financial operation and will be responsible for accounting and reporting worldwide.
“We welcome Gary to our executive team,” said Rob Meinhardt, co-founder and CEO of KACE. “Gary’s a proven industry veteran with a successful track record of leading financial organizations at rapidly growing companies. With 18 successive quarters of growth at KACE today, his background will be key to helping manage our continued rapid expansion.”
Acord brings more than two decades of financial expertise having served as the CFO for a number of publicly traded and privately held technology companies, including Slacker, Inc., Lumension, MusicMatch, SalesLogix and Aritsoft. Prior to his career in technology, Acord was a partner in the Assurance Services practice of KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
“KACE has shaken up the systems management industry by introducing an appliance-based architecture that not only simplifies deployment and significantly eases day-to-day IT management tasks, but is affordable too,” said Acord. “Organizations of all sizes want these benefits and as a result, are fueling the company’s rapid worldwide growth. It’s an exciting time to be at KACE, and I am delighted to be a part of the executive team.”
KACE saves its customers both time and money. Systems managers are increasingly forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable. The KBOX™ family of systems management and deployment appliances fulfills all of an organization’s systems management needs, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.
KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.