Friday, GraphOn announced that it is welcoming Mr. Michael Brochu to the company's board of directors. Mr. Brochu has over 20 years of senior-level experience at a variety of global companies, most recently serving as president and CEO of Global Market Insite (GMI), a developer of technology platforms serving the market research industry.
Steve Ledger, GraphOn's chairman of the board, remarked, "We are pleased to announce Mike's appointment to the GraphOn board of directors. Mike is a highly accomplished, senior executive with a history of driving shareholder value at every one of his former companies. While his background and accomplishments speak for themselves, we believe his decision to join the board also speaks to the excitement and opportunity related to the new strategic direction of GraphOn."
Over the course of his career, Mr. Brochu has held a variety of roles where he learned the skills that will help him in his new role at GraphOn. Mr. Brochu served as president and CEO of Loudeye Corp., a worldwide leader in business-to-business digital media solutions that was acquired by Nokia Corp. in 2006.
From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Brochu was president and CEO of Primus Knowledge Solutions. Primus developed award-winning software, enabling companies to provide a superior customer experience via contact centers, help desks, Web self-service, and electronic communication channels. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Brochu served as president and COO of Sierra On-Line, Inc., where spearheaded efforts that increased sales by more than 300 percent, culminating with the acquisition of Sierra On-Line by CUC International in 1996 for more than US $1 billion.
Mr. Brochu currently sits on the board of directors of Centro Digital Media, Vines of Mendoza, and Zotec Partners, and on the advisory board of Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital, which was also one of GMI's early institutional investors. In 2000, Mr. Brochu was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year.
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