SAN CARLOS, Calif. — April 20, 2009 — MarkLogic Corporation, a leading provider of infrastructure software for information applications, today announced that Simon Atkinson has joined as managing director of MarkLogic (UK) Limited, the company’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom. This appointment further solidifies MarkLogic’s management team and presence in the UK.
Simon joins MarkLogic with 20 years of experience in the software and services markets, including senior sales and general management roles. Prior to MarkLogic, Simon was international sales director for Elite, part of Thomson Reuters and a premier provider of financial and practice management systems to the legal industry and other professional services markets. In this role, Simon led the sales effort for all Thomson Elite products outside of the US and was responsible for defining and executing sales strategy. In previous positions, Simon held senior management roles at Tescom, a quality assurance consultancy; Verity, now part of Autonomy; Merant, formerly Intersolv; and the London Stock Exchange. Simon received a bachelor’s degree in systems analysis from the University of the West of England.
“Simon’s impressive track record and experience in key management positions will strengthen our ability to meet the growing customer demand for MarkLogic Server,” said Dave Kellogg, chief executive officer, MarkLogic Corporation. “We’re very pleased to welcome a top talent like Simon to the team. His unique expertise in media and government will play an instrumental role in helping accelerate the company’s expansion within the UK market.”
The MarkLogic semantic data platform gives Global 2000 and public sector organizations a faster, trusted way to unlock value from complex data and achieve data agility. The unified platform lets organizations securely connect data and metadata, create and interpret meaning, and consume high-quality contextualized data across the enterprise.