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Ripcord Appoints Three Former OpenText Senior Executives

Ripcord today announced the appointment of three industry experts to their senior leadership team - Patrick Dennis, Ahson Ahmad and Jason Likins. With nearly four decades of combined experience with companies including EMC, Oracle, Dell and Quest Software, all three are former executives from OpenText, a Ripcord competitor.

Dennis joins the Ripcord Board of Directors and will also serve as an Executive Consultant. Dennis is a two-time public company CEO. Recently, he served as President and CEO of Guidance Software, which was ultimately acquired by OpenText. He also held a position as Chief Operating Officer at EMC's Enterprise and Mid-Range Storage Division and Cloud Management Division.

Ahmad joins Ripcord as Executive Vice President of Product and Chief Product Officer. At OpenText, he served as Head of Product Management of the company's cloud platform. Prior to that he was head of product for cloud at Alfresco and EMC/Documentum. With a pedigree of technical expertise, Ahmad is a passionate technologist with a reputation for building new key platforms that alter markets and drive growth to disrupt legacy markets. His role at Ripcord is to develop and build innovation within the company's product range.

Likins joins Ripcord as Vice President of Product Management. In his previous role at OpenText, Likins served as Vice President of Product Management for the company's portfolio business unit, where he was responsible for managing 11 product units, over 60 product lines and 105 employees, generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. His role is to define the vision and go-to-market strategy for Ripcord based on market, customer and competitive analysis.

"Over the past few years, it's been exciting to watch Ripcord emerge as a disruptive robotic digitization company. With a mission to take the world paperless - Ripcord is helping revolutionize digital transformation for its customers," said Wen Hsieh, Ripcord Board Member and General Partner at Kleiner Perkins. "The addition of these three very experienced executives will allow Ripcord to accelerate its commercial momentum."
Published Monday, December 17, 2018 1:20 PM by David Marshall
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