CristÃ³bal Conde, president and chief executive officer of SunGard, said, âTedâs track record at SunGard, management precision and operational excellence made him a natural choice to lead SunGard Availability Services. He has a deep understanding of our customersâ requirements for information availability solutions and has the skills needed to help grow the business.â
A two-decade SunGard veteran, Mr. Gaasche previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of SunGard Availability Services with responsibilities for overseeing the day-to-day operational and financial affairs of the company. Mr. Gaasche was instrumental in SunGard Availability Servicesâ doubling its business in North America through its acquisition of Comdiscoâs business continuity division, and also the addition of a European division.
âOur organization has a laser focus on delivering the secure data, systems, networks and support that help businesses meet their increasing IT information availability needs,â said Mr. Gaasche. âThis strategy is the catalyst for growth as companies strive to reduce risk and increase their business uptime to gain competitive advantage.â
Mr. Gaasche joined SunGard in 1987 and has held numerous positions in financial administration and planning, including vice president and controller of SunGard Recovery Services. Before joining SunGard, Mr. Gaasche worked for a mid-sized regional accounting firm that became part of Ernst & Youngâs Entrepreneurial Services Group. Mr. Gaasche received a BS/BA in Accounting from Shippensburg University, a Masters from Villanova University, and also holds a Certified Public Accounting license.