Reed's strong background in information management software, technology
and sales to build upon SAS Canada's growth in business analytics
TORONTO, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - SAS, the leader in business analytics,
announced today that Carl Farrell, President of SAS Canada and
Executive Vice President of SAS Americas, has appointed long-time
industry leader Ron Reed to the position of Vice President of Sales
with SAS Canada.
Reed has more than 25 years of relevant industry, software sales and
management experience. In this role, he is responsible for leading the
national sales team in addressing client business issues and aligning
them with SAS Business Analytics solutions, which optimize an
organization's processes and provide a measurable return on investment.
"Over his two and a half decades in the software and technology
industry, Ron has proven himself a seasoned leader, capable of
inspiring success in his teams," said Farrell. "With his
customer-focused approach and solid understanding of key markets like
information management, big data and analytics, I am confident Ron will
help build upon SAS Canada's continued success."
"I'm delighted to be joining SAS Canada," said Reed. "As the world
leader in business analytics, which has consistently delivered the
solutions and support needed to ensure customers are highly satisfied,
SAS is well positioned to harness the growing demand for analytics
solutions in Canada. In the era of big data, where more and more
companies are coming to realize they need advanced analytics and
information management solutions to succeed, I'm looking forward to
helping our customers drive tangible results."
Before joining SAS, Ron was the Canadian Country Manager with
Informatica Corporation where he was responsible for sales and all
facets of the Canadian operation. Prior to this, he held senior
management roles at Reynolds & Reynolds Company, Progress Software and
J.D. Edwards. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Bachelor
of Science in Applied Math and Economics.
Earlier in 2013 SAS Canada celebrated another successful year,
announcing an 11 per cent increase in new software revenue over the
previous year. In response to ongoing growth and demand, SAS Canada
announced that it will continue hiring for the fourth consecutive year,
increasing its employee base by more than 10 per cent, acquiring
further domain expertise in areas such as Fraud detection and prevention, Customer Intelligence and Information Management, to support and respond to customer demand for its business analytics
solutions in these areas.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the
business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered
within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 60,000
sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions
faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE
POWER TO KNOW®.
The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988.
Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the
country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and
Montréal offices. www.sas.com/canada
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