We are focused on continuing to provide the most valuable datasets and sales intelligence tools for our customers. - Henry Schuck, DiscoverOrg Co-founder and CEO.
VANCOUVER, WASH (PRWEB) January 15, 2015
DiscoverOrg (http://www.discoverorg.com), the leading sales and marketing intelligence provider, today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Charles Rutstein, CEO of RISI and former COO of Forrester Research; Brian V. Turner, former CFO of four public companies including Coinstar, Inc. (now Outerwall) and RealNetworks; and Randall Winn, managing member of FiveW Capital and founder and former CEO of Capital IQ.
Henry Schuck, DiscoverOrg co-founder and CEO said about the recent appointments, “We are focused on continuing to provide the most valuable datasets and sales intelligence tools for our customers. In order to do that, it was vital for us to bring people to our board that had experience in leading and growing exceptional technology companies. Randy, Charles, and Brian have built data and technology businesses many times from the ground up. I am excited to have their expertise on our board.”
Charles Rutstein is CEO at RISI, the leading provider of proprietary data and insight to the forest products industry. Previously, Rutstein spent 14 years at Forrester Research, most recently as COO. He was named to Forrester’s board of directors in 2011. Under Rutstein's executive leadership, Forrester's revenue nearly doubled, earnings more than doubled, and the firm's stock outperformed the NASDAQ by a wide margin. Rutstein joined Forrester from Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services, where he helped to devise and implement the technology strategy for many of the firm's largest clients. During his tenure at the firm, he wrote a best-selling book, Windows NT Security.
BRIAN V. TURNER
Brian V. Turner is the former CFO of four public companies, including Coinstar, Inc. (now Outerwall), RealNetworks, BSquare, and Radisys. The last two he led through successful IPOs. Turner is an experienced board member having served on more than 20 boards throughout his career. In addition to DiscoverOrg, Turner currently serves on the Board of Directors of InfoArmor Corp., Nintex, McKinstry Inc., and is chairman of the board for Microvision, Inc. Turner's experience also includes 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he held several positions including Director of Corporate Finance.
Randall Winn currently serves as managing member of FiveW Capital, is a Director of eMarketer and is Chairman of the Board of Dealogic. Prior to founding FiveW, Winn was co-managing partner and ultimately CEO/executive managing director of Capital IQ, a leading provider of intelligence for global financial professionals which he managed from 1999 through 2011, including a sale to McGraw Hill. Previous to his tenure at Capital IQ, Winn worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Corporate Finance and the Principal Investment Area and then at Saunders Karp & Megrue, a middle market private equity firm. In addition to joining the board, Winn led an equity investment in DiscoverOrg from FiveW Capital.
Rutstein, Turner, and Winn join the DiscoverOrg Board of Directors effective immediately, bringing decades of company-building experience to the organization. They join existing Board members, including Board members from global growth private equity firm TA Associates: Todd Crockett, a Managing Director; Jason Werlin, a Managing Director; and Jason Mironov, a Senior Vice President.
DiscoverOrg is the leading sales and marketing intelligence provider used by the top technology vendors, staffing companies and consultants targeting IT, Finance and Marketing departments of Fortune-ranked, Mid-Market and SMB companies in North America and Europe. Offered in the form of a constantly refreshed database, DiscoverOrg specializes in mapping out the org charts of 19,000 companies complete with verified email addresses, direct-dial phone numbers, reporting structure, new projects and initiatives and technology install base. Each of the over 400,000+ decision makers in the DiscoverOrg database are updated and refreshed by the company's team of 150+ researchers at least once every 90 days, enabling customers to reach the right person at the right company with the right message. For more information, please visit http://discoverorg.com/.