Clearlake Capital-Backed Perforce Names Janet Dryer Chair of the Board and Mark Ties CEO; Tech and Finance Veteran Mike Goergen Joins as CFO
MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, announced today that Mark Ties has been named CEO, succeeding Janet Dryer, effective immediately. Dryer will continue with the company as Chair of the Board.
Ties has been with Perforce as COO/CFO since January 2016; during that period, Dryer served as CEO of the company. In that time, the company nearly doubled its revenue through a combination of organic and inorganic growth. This success was instrumental in attracting Perforce’s current sponsor, Clearlake Capital, which acquired the company in January 2018.
“There is absolutely no one better equipped to continue leading Perforce on its upward trajectory,” said Dryer. “I have worked closely with Mark over the last decade, teaming up on over 20 acquisitions. In these past few years at Perforce, we’ve been daily collaborators, and I truly look forward to seeing him succeed in this new capacity.”
Perforce also announced that technology and finance veteran Mike Goergen is joining the company as CFO, effective immediately. Goergen has a background in technology and proven experience making strategic contributions to growth-oriented companies like Perforce. With 26 years in finance and accounting, he was most recently CFO at Digi International, a Minnesota-based technology company. Before that, he held leadership roles at two other technology companies, Trimble and PeopleNet Communications.
“I’m thrilled that Mike is joining the Perforce team. He’s a smart, driven, and proactive problem solver with a strong business perspective,” said Ties. “His software background positions him perfectly, and we are confident he will step right in and contribute to our outstanding momentum.”
“We are excited about the growth at Perforce, the suite of solutions, and the strong leadership at the company,” said Prashant Mehrotra, Partner at Clearlake Capital. “Perforce has an admirable culture of teamwork and innovation and history of successful acquisitions, and we look forward to supporting the Company’s continued momentum.”
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