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Market6 beefs up board


CINCINNATI — Market6, a leading provider of Web-based retail analytic applications, has appointed software industry veteran Ray B. Tacoma to the company’s board of directors.

Tacoma has more than 25 years of senior management experience with organizations such as Netezza, MicroStrategy, FileNet and Oracle. The board will look to Tacoma to provide it with extensive domain and industry knowledge so it can optimize Market6’s strategy and execution as it provides retailers and consumer goods companies with SaaS-based retail analytic applications.

“Market6 is transforming how retailers make use of information and analytics to drive their businesses,” said Tacoma. “With a deep understanding of retail business processes and a unique set of skills around advanced analytics, big data and SaaS delivery models, the company is moving quickly to expand their product set and customer base. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping Market6 realize their full potential as a leader at this important moment in the retail industry.”

Tacoma’s career in enterprise software has focused on helping companies develop effective sales models and then deploying them at scale through the development of sales organizations. Prior to joining the board of directors at Market6, Tacoma served as VP of worldwide sales at Netezza, where he grew sales from $5 million to $250 million annually (between 2003 and 2013), which helped position the company for a successful sale to IBM. Prior to Netezza, Tacoma served as VP of sales at CoreChange and MicroStrategy. At MicroStrategy, Tacoma built the management structure to support 450 sales teams, led sales during the transition from a private to public company and grew product and services sales revenue to more than $400 million annually. His career in technology, which spans 40 years, also includes time with companies such as DEC, Tandem, Sequent and nCube/Oracle.

“Ray brings tremendous experience and has a strategic and customer focused view of the business,” said Jim Kelly, Market6 CEO. “His proven record of helping analytics companies succeed by delivering products that provide measurable value for customers makes him an ideal addition to Market6’s board as we grow our business.”

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