Andre M. Boisvert
Andre M. Boisvert
Board Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor
Mr. Boisvert has been in the technology field for over 35 years. Boisvert started his career with IBM in 1976, where he spent 13 years. While at IBM, Boisvert held senior management positions in sales, marketing and R&D. After leaving IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the most respected software companies in the software industry, such as Cognos Corporation and Oracle Corporation, the latter in which he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and a member of Oracle’s Management committee.
In 2000, Boisvert was recruited to come in as the President and COO of SAS Institute Inc., the world’s largest privately held software company (revenues exceeding $3 billion annually), with the mission of bringing the company public. When the plans of an IPO were abandoned in 2001, Boisvert joined one of SAS Institute Inc.’s investments as Chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SGNT). In April 2004, Boisvert successfully completed the sale of Sagent Technologies Inc. to Group 1 Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GSOF).
In March 2002, Boisvert became a director of VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX), the creator and owner of SourceForge, the world’s largest repository of open source projects. During his four year term at VA Software, Boisvert developed a wealth of knowledge about open source projects and their applicability to solving real world problems, which previously had been exclusively addressed through expensive proprietary software.
This experience led Boisvert to co-founding Pentaho Corporation in October of 2004, the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. Pentaho was subsequently acquired by Hitachi Data Systems for +$500M in Feb, 2015. Boisvert also serves/served as an advisor/director of several other leading commercial open source companies, Revolution Analytics (acquired by Microsoft in January 2015), Zenoss Inc. (systems management), Infobright (data warehousing) and Zend Technologies Inc. (the PHP company).
Boisvert is also Chairman of Palamida Corporation, a leader in Software Composition Analysis for intellectual property and security risk management, and Vice-Chairman of River Logic Inc. Additionally, Boisvert is a Director of Clario Analytics Inc., a cloud-based analytics solution aimed at companies using multiple channels to market their products & services, as well as Transera Communications Inc., a cloud-based solution for optimizing customer interactions.
In 2011, Boisvert joined the board of directors of London-based SmartFocus Corporation, a leader in email and social marketing. In 2012, Boisvert became a Director of Issuer Direct, a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions and services for publicly traded companies. In 2013, Boisvert was appointed Chairman of Issuer Direct, and in 2014, the company uplifted its public listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ISDR).
Mr. Boisvert resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.