Birst Appoints David Kaplan as New Chief Financial Officer

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Industry Veteran Brings Vast Financial Experience to Market-Leading Business Analytics Organization

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Birst is in the midst of a very successful year and we’re growing tremendously. Adding experienced and accomplished executives such as David to our management team is key to our continued growth and success.

Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced the appointment of David Kaplan as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Kaplan will be responsible for oversight of Birst’s finance and administration, human resources and legal functions, among other duties. Kaplan’s strong strategic and operational expertise further strengthens Birst’s executive bench and will help ensure the company continues its path as a leader within the business intelligence and analytics industry.

“Birst is in the midst of a very successful year and we’re growing tremendously. Adding experienced and accomplished executives such as David to our management team is key to our continued growth and success,” said Birst CEO and Co-founder Brad Peters. “David’s proven executive management track-record has resulted in significant growth for the companies for which he has worked. David will undoubtedly be a great addition to the Birst team.”

With more than two decades of financial and operational management experience in emerging growth companies and Fortune 500 corporations,Kaplan joins Birst following five years as CFO at Arcot Systems, a leading SaaS provider of online identity authentication solutions, which was acquired by CA Technologies. During his tenure at Arcot, Kaplan led the finance and administration, human resources, and legal organizations and oversaw a 400 percent growth in Arcot's revenues and shareholder value. In 2010, Kaplan was a finalist for the "Bay Area CFO of the Year" award presented annually by the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. Kaplan earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geophysics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

“During such an exciting time in the BI and analytics industry, I look forward to being part of one of the leading companies that is bringing tremendous innovation to this market in its next phase of growth," said Kaplan. “I welcome the challenges and opportunities ahead and look forward to working with the Birst team to continue the momentum the company has generated thus far.”

About Birst
Birst™ is the leader in agile business analytics. It offers a single place to manage all of your organization’s business analytics and the agility to answer questions spanning departments, data sources, and deployments—across both public and private clouds. Birst gives users the fastest way to answer their most pressing business questions, and the ones they didn’t know to ask. At one-third the cost, time, and staff of traditional big BI, Birst brings the benefits of analytics and fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience. For more information, visit http://www.birst.com.

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