Tagetik Appoints Dave Kasabian as Chief Marketing Officer

Lucca, Italy and Stamford, CT - 2 December 2014

New CMO to drive awareness and adoption of Tagetik 5 as the Financial Performance PlatformTM for progressive CFOs 

Tagetik, a visionary provider of global performance management software solutions, recently appointed Dave Kasabian to the role of chief marketing officer, a new position on the company’s senior executive team.

Kasabian joined Tagetik in 2011 as vice president of global product marketing before becoming the company’s senior vice president of product marketing and strategy.  For the last year, Kasabian has also served as acting general manager of Tagetik North America, leading the division to record results.  

“When I covered the Corporate Performance Management market as an analyst, I thought Tagetik was the best-kept secret in the CPM industry.  The combination of Tagetik’s product capabilities, built-in financial intelligence, and extremely high customer satisfaction ratings were far superior to other solutions I covered,” said Kasabian.  “With the recent release of Tagetik 5, our differentiation from the pack is greater than ever.” 

“My goal is to increase global awareness of our unique value proposition to finance organizations, especially as a cloud-based Financial Performance PlatformTM.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead our marketing organization during this exciting time.”

Introduced in September, Tagetik 5 is designed specifically to meet the highly complex needs of the office of finance.  The latest release combines Tagetik’s unmatched financial intelligence with an easily customizable HTML5-based user experience and the administrative simplicity of software-as-a-service.  Tagetik AnywhereTM gives users access from any mobile device and built-in in-memory technology further accelerates the processing of large volumes of data, according to Kasabian.

“Tagetik 5 is the first solution to deliver ‘the cloud without compromise’ to finance organizations,” said Marco Pierallini, Tagetik co-CEO.  “We are looking to Dave to help dispel the myth that cloud solutions are not robust or scalable enough for advanced financial planning, financial consolidation, and analysis.”

In his new role, Kasabian will be responsible for developing positioning and awareness in new geographic and vertical markets, identifying new product opportunities, and directing the global marketing strategy.

Kasabian has more than 20 years of experience in the business intelligence, business analytics and performance management software markets including management, marketing, and strategic roles at several leading software vendors and analyst firms in the performance management software market including AMR Research (now Gartner), Cartesis (now SAP) and Hyperion Solutions (now Oracle).

“Dave has made significant contributions to Tagetik in the last three years,” said Manuel Vellutini, Tagetik co-CEO.  “His deep knowledge of the CPM market has been invaluable in refining our messaging and value proposition to the market.  The coming year will bring unprecedented expansion and growth for Tagetik.  We are significantly increasing our investment in global marketing and public relations to drive that growth.  As our CMO, Dave will drive our marketing strategy and evangelize our position as an innovator and leader in the CPM market.”  

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