Talend, the global integration software leader, today announced the appointment of James D. Foy to the role of Executive Chairman.
Bringing over four decades of experience in the software technology sector, Foy has extensive experience building successful private and public companies. His many successes include founding Constellation Software, an object technology company, where he was CEO. After he sold Constellation to Ardent, he became Head of Engineering. Ardent was then acquired by Informix Software, of which Foy later became President. He later joined Davox as CEO and after a number of successful acquisitions became CEO of Aspect Software and most recently served as its Executive Chairman of the Board.
Foy has also served on the board of X/Open, Unix International and the Object Management Group as well as several other privately held companies. He is currently serving on the boards of Kalido, LiveLOOK and Dealertrack Technology, a public company.
“Talend is uniquely positioned as a leader in its market with so many impressive accomplishments in a short timeframe,” said Jim Foy. “I am really looking forward to the prospect of assisting the company in the next stage of its development.”
“We are excited to welcome Jim as Executive Chairman,” said Bertrand Diard, CEO and co-founder of Talend. “Jim brings unmatched experience in the software industry and will be an invaluable asset for Talend as we gear up for the next phase of our expansion.”
“With its unique architecture and scalable platform, Talend has an extraordinary opportunity in front of it,” said John Brennan, managing director of Silver Lake Sumeru and a Talend board member. “As investors in Talend, we are very pleased with the addition of Jim and expect him to be a major contributor to the continued growth of the enterprise.”