N-Able Technologies Appoints Former Cognos Exec Chairman of the Board

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Former Cognos executive Alan Rottenberg will take over as N-Able's chairman of the board.

Remote network and systems management software vendor N-Able Technologies announced that enterprise software industry veteran Alan Rottenberg has been appointed chairman of the company's board of directors.

Rottenberg held several senior management roles at Cognos, now owned by IBM, from 1989 until 2002 including senior vice president roles in marketing and business strategies, business intelligence and applications. After his departure in 2002, he has been a strategic adviser, board member and investor for several technology companies.

"We’ve reached an important milestone in our company history, with more growth and success in 2010 than we ever thought possible," said N-able CEO Gavin Garbutt, in a statement.

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to draw on the counsel of such an experienced executive who understands what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the software industry – someone who can help us manage our growth while continuing to exceed our customers’ and partners’ expectations. That executive is Alan, and we are extremely delighted to have him join our board and help guide N-able through its next phase of growth."

Rottenberg will take over as chairman from Rob Rose, director, office strategy for IBM's Business Intelligence and Performance Management Segment.

"Rob has made significant contributions to N-able as chairman of the board over the last five years, and we have been fortunate to have him at the helm. We wish him continued success at IBM and thank him sincerely for his service to N-able and our partners," Garbutt said.