Prevedere Adds Silicon Valley Tech Veteran Ken Coleman to Board of Directors

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Coleman to guide global expansion of leading business performance forecast solution

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By combining external data with internal business performance analytics, Prevedere’s ability to power more accurate forecasting is transforming the way global businesses predict sales and demand.

Prevedere, a leader in business performance forecasting, today named technology pioneer Ken Coleman, chairman at Saama Technologies and advisor to Andreessen Horowitz, to its board. Coleman joins Prevedere’s existing board members, who guide the company’s go-to-market strategy and positioning as an innovative predictive analytics provider that is re-inventing enterprise business forecasting.   

“By combining external data with internal business performance analytics, Prevedere’s ability to power more accurate forecasting is transforming the way global businesses predict sales and demand,” said Coleman.

With more than 30 years of technology experience, Coleman will leverage his product development expertise to provide strategic guidance as Prevedere expands its enterprise client base. Coleman spent more than 13 years as an executive at a high-growth computer hardware and software manufacturer, Silicon Graphics, Inc. He has also served as chairman of ITM Software (which later sold to BMC Software), MIPS, a semiconductor IP company, and Accelrys, a scientific enterprise software provider for chemical, materials and bioscience research. He has been named one of the most influential African Americans in the San Francisco Bay area and was appointed to a special government advisory group on U.S./India Trade Policy in 2010.

“I am proud to welcome Ken Coleman to our board,” said Rich Wagner, president & CEO at Prevedere. “His experience in enterprise management will help take Prevedere to the next level in business performance forecasting and enterprise software innovation.” 
 
Coleman joins Prevedere’s existing board of directors and advisors: Dan Fishback, Don Fowler, Pete Thomas, John Christman, Joseph Ellis, Kevin McGuire, Chris LaBruna and Jack Noonan.

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About Prevedere
Prevedere offers executives an unprecedented view of business performance, empowering smarter, more profitable decisions. By allowing companies to look beyond their own walls for key external drivers of business performance, such as macroeconomic factors, manufacturing activity, consumer behavior, online and weather data, Prevedere’s clients improve performance with more reliable forecasts of future demand, reducing forecast error by greater than 50 percent.

Prevedere’s software quickly and easily integrates with existing financial and supply chain planning platforms to ensure companies are looking at the right factors that drive business. Selected as a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Information Innovation” and named Innovation Enterprise’s FP&A Innovation Awards winner in Forecasting and Planning, Prevedere solves a critical void in business planning. To learn more, visit prevederesoftware.com and follow @Prevedere on Twitter.

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