John F. Olsen Joins Fusion-io Board of Directors
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John F. Olsen, age 61, as a director of the company, effective August 1, 2013. Olsen served as president and chief operating officer of Business Objects, a provider of business intelligence solutions, from 2001 to 2004, before becoming a private investor. He also served as a director of Borland Software Corporation from February 2005 to July 2009, and as chairman of that board from August 2006 to July 2009. Olsen will serve on the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Fusion-io Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to welcome John to the board of directors,” said Shane Robison, chairman and chief executive officer of Fusion-io. “John’s experience in steering technology companies through key stages of growth should add tremendous value to our business.”
“Fusion-io is a market leader focused on helping businesses to extract real-time intelligence from their information assets,” said Olsen. “I look forward to working closely with Shane and the board to help Fusion-io maintain its leadership in this dynamic industry.”
Olsen is a seasoned board member with more than 30 years of experience in technology leadership and management consulting. Prior to joining Business Objects, Olsen served as president and chief executive officer of Marimba, Inc., a provider of Internet infrastructure management solutions, and before that as president of the Design Realization Group of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Before joining Cadence in 1993, Olsen held the position of partner, Strategic Services, at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Fusion-io delivers the world’s data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.
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