SAND Adds Three Industry Veterans to Board of Directors
Montreal, Canada – January 12, 2010 SAND Technology Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of data management software and best practices, today announced three important additions to its Board of Directors. Duncan Painter, Director, Experian Plc, Michael Pesner, President of Hermitage Canada Finance Inc, and Daniel Benn, executive and entrepreneur, have been elected to SAND’s board of directors, bringing the total membership to nine.
Mr. Painter most recently led both the UK Marketing Services and Global Marketing Services Consulting and Delivery businesses at Experian Plc. He has extensive experience with SAND Technology, having headed up the company’s European operation for a number of years.
Mr. Pesner has extensive experience in financial advisory services and investment banking, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, investigative accounting, divestitures and debt and equity financing. He spent over 25 years with KPMG, was Chairman of Thorne Ernst & Whinney Inc. and served on the Board of Directors for Peat Marwick Thorne.
The founder/C.E.O. of several technology companies, Mr. Benn is skilled and experienced in setting strategic direction, business / tactical planning and execution, initiating and driving growth strategies, managing bottom-line profitability, acquisitions and divestitures, direct and channel sales and marketing, research and product development, project management and operational infrastructure.
“The addition of Mr. Painter, Mr. Pesner, and Mr. Benn to the board brings new industry knowledge and vision that will help SAND grow as a company”, said Tom O’Donnell, President and CEO, SAND Technology, “Our shareholders can be confident that the experience and judgment of our new directors will be a positive influence in guiding the company through the current economic challenges.”