Sonian Names Timothy McKinnon Chief Executive Officer
DEDHAM, Mass. — Sonian, a pioneer in cloud-based archiving, today announced the appointment of Timothy McKinnon as its new chief executive officer. An experienced technology leader, McKinnon will drive Sonian’s overall vision, direction and growth.
“Sonian is in a market with enormous opportunities. As a pioneer and leader in both cloud search and data archiving, Sonian helps businesses preserve, retrieve and bring meaning to its vast expanse of data,” said McKinnon. “I’ll leverage my experience as a CTO to ensure our products continue to solve customer pain points and create real business value. I look forward to working with the management team, board of directors and our talented employees.”
McKinnon brings an extensive mix of technology and business operations experience to Sonian. Previously, he was the president of Ektron, a digital experience delivery platform that was acquired by Episerver in 2014. McKinnon was responsible for day-to-day operations, corporate strategy and investor relations. McKinnon also served on Ektron’s board of directors. McKinnon was crucial to the growth of Ektron, helping the company double its size and increase its profitability. Before that, McKinnon was the chief technology officer of the eBusiness division at Endeca, which was acquired by Oracle in 2011. He also held leadership roles at Microsoft and FAST Search & Transfer Inc., which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008.
“Tim has broad knowledge in both technology and business operations and clearly understands the needs of the customer. His expertise and insights will be essential to the team as we continue to build from our momentum in 2014,” said Greg Arnette, founder and CTO of Sonian. “We grew revenue 30 percent year over year in 2014 and we have ambitious goals for 2015. Tim’s appointment aligns with Sonian’s strategic vision and will help cement our market leadership.”
An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 19,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure platform and fast and accurate search to retain and retrieve valuable data and to protect the intellectual property in business email. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s cloud archives, which can run on any of the world’s five largest public clouds. Boasting strong partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies, Sonian combines innovative technology with deep archiving expertise to satisfy customers of all sizes and industries. For more information, please visit www.sonian.com.