London, UK / AIIM Expo, Philadelphia, USA, 16th May, 2006
Thunderhead, the leading provider of enterprise communications
technology, today announced the appointment of Christopher McLaughlin as
Chief Marketing Officer. The senior appointment reflects Thunderhead's
strategic decision to accelerate its penetration of the US market on the
back of high profile customer wins including Morgan Stanley, Lehman
Brothers and Origen Financial, Inc.
McLaughlin joins Thunderhead from FileNet where he was vice president of
product marketing with worldwide responsibility for FileNet's
go-to-market strategy in the Enterprise Content Management market. At
Thunderhead, McLaughlin will lead Thunderhead's global brand and product
strategy, as well as develop strategic partnerships with complementary
vendors and key industry associations.
"Business regulations are threatening to suffocate financial services
companies on both sides of the Atlantic unless they can put in place a
enterprise communications infrastructure that can cope with the constant
compliance demands while leaving the organisation free to innovate and
compete," said Glen Manchester, CEO, Thunderhead. "Thunderhead has
rapidly established itself as the multi-channel communications platform
of choice for investment banks and retail financial services companies.
We're delighted to welcome Chris to the team with his deep understanding
of both the US market and the broader enterprise content management
landscape. Coming hard on the heels of Paul Kelly joining us as VP
worldwide sales, Chris' appointment is a critical part of our ramping up
in advance of a major expansion in the US market."
"Thunderhead is a dynamic, rapidly growing organisation with a
best-in-class product, an exceptional customer base, and a bright vision
for the future of their marketplace," commented McLaughlin. "This new
role offers me an outstanding opportunity to help shape a recognised
technology leader into an established market leading organisation with a
global brand and sales and marketing presence."