N-able Names New Board Chairman

N-able Technologies, a provider of network and systems management software, said this week that it has named Alan Rottenberg, a former senior executive at Cognos, as chairman of its board of directors.

Rottenberg served in a number of senior management roles at Cognos, a business intelligence software maker bought by IBM Corp. in 2007, during a 13-year tenure that ended 2002. He has since offered his services as a strategic advisor, board member and investor to a number of technology companies, officials said.

Gavin Garbutt, N-able chief executive, said that the vendor will benefit from Rottenberg's experience as it tries to extend deployment of its flagship N-central remote monitoring and management platform, which the company said grew by some 70 percent in 2010.

"We've reached an important milestone in our company history, with more growth and success in 2010 than we ever thought possible," Garbutt said.

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to draw on the counsel of such an experienced executive who understands what it takes to reach the pinnacle of the software industry - someone who can help us manage our growth while continuing to exceed our customers' and partners' expectations," he said.

Rottenberg replaces Bob Rose, who served on N-able's board for the past five years. Rose is an IBM Corp. director, office of strategy, Business Intelligence & Performance.

"Rob has made significant contributions to N-able as chairman of the board over the last five years, and we have been fortunate to have him at the helm," Garbutt said.

In addition to Rottenberg and Garbutt, N-able's board includes Robert D. Chapman, Fasken Martineau partner, Carey Garrett, a JDS Uniphase former director, Ian Malone, Jennerex Inc. special finance advisor to the chief executive officer, and Irving Ebert, Purple Angel co-founder.

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