Dublin, Ireland, 26th October 2005 â PolarLake, a world leader in application integration based on the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), today announced the appointment of Kevin Dillon to the PolarLake board of directors. Kevin is a partner at Atlantic Bridge Ventures, an early stage technology investor with offices in London and Dublin, and has previously served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004.
As a member of Microsoft EMEAâs senior management team, Kevin was responsible for various EMEA finance functions, product manufacturing, distribution, logistics and M&A integration, licensing and subsidiary development, customer care, and channel management. He supported, and was jointly responsible for, the formation of many new subsidiaries, functions and lines of business. This included working with local management in establishing financial, operational and customer functions in more than 20 subsidiaries.
Kevin has also held senior roles with Price Waterhouse and the South African Navy, and holds various degrees in Business, Finance, Taxation & Law.
"We are delighted to welcome Kevin onto the PolarLake Board of Directors," said Ronan Bradley, CEO of PolarLake. "With his extensive experience in the technology industry, and an excellent track record in delivering and managing growth, Kevin is ideally qualified to assist PolarLake as we ramp up our sales and marketing efforts."
PolarLake provides a complete suite of integration products for the automation of complex business processes across organizational and technical boundaries. The PolarLake Integration Suite currently offers the only viable alternative to complex and costly traditional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) solutions.
"I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and delivering accelerated growth for PolarLake," said Kevin Dillon. "I have been particularly impressed with the companyâs existing customer base, many of whom see PolarLake as a long-term and strategic partner for the delivery of modern, flexible integration systems."