Denver Oil and Gas Entrepreneur Invests in Racehorses and Picks a Winner in Legadero Software

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Andrea Pollack, an accomplished oil and gas business owner, invests in Legadero Software to complement her stable of thoroughbred horses.

Andrea Pollack, an accomplished oil and gas business owner, invests in Legadero Software to complement her stable of thoroughbred horses.

Andrea Pollack, President of Aviva, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production business in Denver, has invested in the Austin high tech company, Legadero Software. Ms. Pollack is an avid horsewoman and owner of Columbine Stable, a business breeding thoroughbred racehorses since the mid-1980s. A woman of discerning taste, Ms. Pollack has a proven track record of selecting winning investments.

Ms. Pollack is now Legadero Software’s largest external investor. Rather than taking the route of many high tech companies, Legadero management has chosen to work with very limited capital and build a referenceable customer base the old fashioned way: with hard work and calculated risks. Ms. Pollack found the Legadero investment attractive for this reason.

“I’m a calculated risk taker, and I view tough times as an opportunity, not a problem. I started my own business in 1976, and at the very beginning it was all about just surviving. Tenacity and hard work are necessary for survival in the oil and gas business. Back then, it was unusual to have a woman enter this space. In my view, any investment needs to be entirely calculated. When I met the Legadero team I knew I had a unique opportunity, and I chose to invest based on my confidence in the management team and their clearly defined vision, says Ms. Pollack.

Ms. Pollack continues, “Adi Mishra, Ray Leyendecker and Greg Rice started the Legadero business with a big dream and great vision, but more importantly they impressed me as being very down-to-earth. They started Legadero at a tough time for high tech – but then again tough times are often the best times to take a calculated risk, in my experience. I don’t speculate recklessly – this is one solid company. I'm absolutely amazed at their performance. The way I see it they are leading by three lengths at the head of the stretch on what has been a very muddy track and making it look easy," says Ms. Pollack.

“Having built the Legadero business, they leverage a philosophy of doing the most they can with limited resources, which is exactly what I did in the oil and gas business”, observes Ms. Pollack.

Ms. Pollack’s track record also includes success with thoroughbred racehorses. “Breeding and raising racehorses has been a family business since the early ‘60’s. I really enjoy working with horses myself and I’ve always had a passion for competitive racing,” says Ms. Pollack. Ms. Pollack had unique and lasting inspiration from her late father, Joseph Singer, well known in racehorse circles.

Legadero’s Solution

Legadero Tempo addresses two major challenges faced by all IT organizations. Legadero Tempo makes it easy for IT organizations to gain cross-organizational consensus on the best ways to invest corporate resources. Legadero Tempo also makes sure that those investments are made efficiently and with a minimum of risk. Legadero Tempo accelerates execution, dramatically improves visibility and makes it easy to understand and manage the business impact of investments in terms of benefit, cost and risk. Legadero Tempo is a 100% server based J2EE application that utilizes web browser interfaces via HTML.

About Legadero Software

Legadero Software, founded in February of 2001, is a developer of Information Technology Governance solutions that help Information Technology leaders execute their responsibilities more effectively in the context of business goals and in collaboration with other business leaders.

The Legadero logo, Legadero Software, Inc., Legadero Tempo and all other product or technical names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Legadero Software, Inc. All other products or services mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective holders.

About Andrea Pollack

Ms. Pollack received a bachelor’s degree from Briarcliffe College and attended the New York Institute of Finance. In addition to her business success, she and husband Bill Hankinson have two children, son Noah and daughter Cintra.


Kate Brew

Peirce and Thomas Public Relations

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