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Turn Appoints Enterprise Software Veteran Gary Bloom to Board of Directors(July 09, 2012)
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/09/12 -- Turn today announced the appointment of Gary Bloom to its Board of Directors.
Gary brings more than 20 years of experience successfully leading enterprise software companies to Turn. He currently serves as the CEO of MarkLogic, a privately held Big Data software company. Prior to joining MarkLogic, he served as president and CEO at eMeter until it was acquired by Siemens Corporation in January 2012. Prior to his position at eMeter, Gary was CEO and Chairman of VERITAS Software, a $2 billion software company acquired by Symantec Corporation. Gary also spent 14 years at Oracle Corporation, where he led the company's database business, worldwide marketing, support, education and alliance organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of BMC Software and previously served on the Board of Directors of Taleo, a leading SaaS company acquired by Oracle.
"Gary brings more than two decades of operational experience leading enterprise software businesses and hyper-growth startups to Turn's Board of Directors. His experience in a variety of operational roles -- from engineering to marketing to sales -- is a valuable asset for Turn as we continue on our own path of rapid growth and expansion. We're excited to add his perspective and knowledge to our Board as we look to strengthen our Cloud Marketing Platform," said Bill Demas, president and CEO, Turn.
"Turn is a market leader with an innovative cloud approach that operates at the intersection of Big Data and online advertising," said Gary Bloom, CEO, MarkLogic. "I'm looking forward to working with the senior leadership team to capitalize on the tremendous market opportunity in front of Turn, and to help sustain and accelerate the rapid pace of growth the company has achieved."
Gary earned his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, where he currently serves on the President's Cabinet and the Board of the Cal Poly Foundation.
Bloom's appointment increases the number of Turn directors from five to six.
Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions. Our cloud applications and Internet-scale architecture work together to provide a complete picture of customers, execute cross-channel campaigns, and connect with a worldwide ecosystem of more than 100 partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides its platform, products and services in North America, South America, and Europe. Company revenue has more than doubled every year of Turn's existence. For more information, visit turn.com or follow @turnplatform.
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