17-year industry veteran tasked with leading global sales and marketing efforts to drive revenue growth of the company’s data preparation solutions
BEDFORD, Mass. – December 1, 2016 – Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced that Ken Tacelli has been appointed chief operating officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Morrison, Tacelli is responsible for global sales and marketing, and aligning each discipline with corporate initiatives for 2017 and beyond.
Tacelli joined Datawatch in May 2016 and was previously the senior vice president of worldwide sales. In addition to his global sales responsibilities, Tacelli is now also spearheading marketing efforts to properly position Datawatch in the analytics market, expand awareness and generate leads for the company’s market-leading data preparation solutions.
“In the relatively short period of time that Ken has been with Datawatch, he has been instrumental in accelerating Datawatch’s top-line revenue growth,” said Morrison. “He’s demonstrated a tremendous ability to focus our go-to-market strategy on activities that will drive short-term revenue while simultaneously executing on our long-term vision and strategy to enable organizations and individuals to ‘analyze everything.’ Ken has instilled a ‘customer first’ attitude throughout our organization, and his sales and marketing expertise, as well as his strong leadership qualities, have brought positive change to the company. I am confident he is the right leader to move Datawatch forward at this important time in our development.”
Prior to joining Datawatch, Tacelli was senior vice president of worldwide sales for Skillsoft, a global leader in eLearning, online training and talent solutions. Previously, he served as senior vice president of worldwide sales for enterprise information management company OpenText. Tacelli has also held senior leadership positions at CA Technologies, IBM, Metatomix and EMC. He began his business career after serving the country as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Tacelli earned a B.S. from Westfield State University and an MBA from Northeastern University.
“Datawatch redefined data preparation with the Monarch self-service platform, which empowers any data user with the ability to unlock information from virtually any source and rapidly make it analytics-ready,” said Tacelli. “And Datawatch is once again leading the industry with its vision for data socialization. The company’s innovative technology and superior customer service make it the ideal answer to nagging data preparation challenges. I look forward to applying my experience at high-performing sales organizations to help Datawatch further identify and capitalize on its unique market opportunity, boost global product adoption, and drive revenue growth in 2017 and for years to come.”
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: datawatch.imarc.io.
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Marketing Communications Manager, Datawatch Corporation
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