Vordel names Christian Barrios as Chairman and Jacques Declas as VP Global Sales
XML network management firm expands senior management team with appointment of two key industry executives
Dublin, Ireland and Boston, Mass - October 4, 2007 Vordel, the enterprise XML network management company today announced that Christian Barrios and Jacques Declas have been named as Chairman and VP Global Sales respectively at Vordel.
They both have long and distinguished careers in the industry having previously worked at firms such as Software AG, Forum Systems, Informix and Apple. They will work closely with the company’s Board of Directors and Executive team to expand the company’s global sales and business development operations.
Vic Morris, Vordel CEO welcoming this announcement said, we are delighted both Christian and Jacques have accepted these roles. Their joining Vordel at this important point in the evolution of the adoption of XML-based technologies is a strong mark of confidence in our world beating products and long term strategic vision.”
Christian’s well recognized experience in growing both private and public IT companies, most recently with Software AG, in established and emerging economies will be a tremendous asset to Vordel as we expand our global footprint, added Morris.”
Over the past five years Jacques has played an important role in establishing emerging technology vendors in the SOA place as key providers in their respective fields,” continued Morris.
Jacques’ proven sales and business development skills will help Vordel capture a dominant share of the fast growing market for XML network management and security products.”
Christian Barrios said I am excited by the opportunity Vordel represents. The company has world leading enterprise products and a strong existing user base which we will leverage to further build and expand our operations in the EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific regions.”
Jacques Declas commented, Vordel is at the forefront of the important trend of Services Oriented Architecture and the company’s products are ideally positioned to enable its customers leverage the commercial benefits presented by this technology trend. I look forward to being an integral part of the success of this world class technology company.
About Christian Barrios
Prior to joining Vordel, Christian Barrios was a Member of the Executive Board of Directors of Software AG. He oversaw the company’s growth in Iberia, Latin America and the Middle East. He also served as CEO and President of the Board of Informix Software Iberia, before its acquisition by IBM.
He held positions as President and Managing Director of Ascential Software Iberia and President of Toshiba Spain. Previously, he was Managing Director of Apple Computer Spain and Portugal, and Managing Director of Nextel Engineering Systems Iberia. Christian also held roles with Gould Electronics, Amdahl Fujitsu Group, and Apple Computer Corporation. In addition to his role as Executive Chairman with Vordel, Christian is Managing Partner of Hatton Investment Group and CEO of SOA consulting firm, Software Associates Corporation which has over 200 employees and offices in more than 10 countries. Christian holds Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Santiago, and Industrial Engineering from the Florida International University. He also holds an Executive MBA from the University of Columbia.
About Jacques Declas
Jacques brings over 13 years of sales experience in building direct and indirect distribution channels throughout Europe for technology companies, with a particularly strong focus on the field of SOA. He joins Vordel from Forum Systems where he was VP sales EMEA with responsibility for direct sales and distribution channel management in Europe. Prior to Forum he was VP EMEA with Mainsoft, establishing their European sales operation from scratch. Before Mainsoft he established Parasoft’s Northern European office and built sales and support operations over a three year time frame.
Jacques holds BA(Hons) degree in Business Management from St- Etienne (France) and has a postgraduate diploma in European Financial Management from Leeds University (UK).
Vordel is an XML network management company that provides high performance, enterprise-level hardware and software products to enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA. Vordel accelerates, manages and protects XML applications to enable enterprises govern their Web Service usage and ensure service performance. Vordel customers include Allianz, Badenia, British American Tobacco, Ericsson, Fortis ASR, Mazda, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Government agencies in the US and worldwide.