Actian Corp. Appoints Industry Veteran Steven Springsteel as Chief Financial Officer

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Redwood City, Calif. – June 12, 2013 Actian Corporation (“Actian”), a next-generation leader in big data management, today announced that it has appointed Steven Springsteel as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Springsteel brings more than 25 years of software company experience in a range of financial and operational leadership roles.

“I am delighted to welcome Steve as a critical member of the executive team as Actian takes a leadership role in helping customers capture any data, analyze it for business relevance and act on it in real time,” said Steve Shine, Actian CEO and President. “Steve brings powerful vision, discipline and execution to help us capitalize aggressively on exciting growth opportunities in big data analytics, cloud integration, database and data management.”

Most recently, Springsteel served as CFO and Chief Operating Officer for Liquid Robotics, Inc. While at Liquid Robotics, Steve led the closure of a major round of funding and implemented operational and financial systems facilitating large-scale growth. Prior to that he was CFO for MarkLogic, maker of an enterprise NoSQL database, and he has also served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for U.S. Venture Partners. Springsteel also held president and CEO positions at software firms including Chordiant Software, Verity and Sagent Technology. As chairman, president and CEO of Chordiant, he steered the organization to profitability while more than doubling the company’s bookings to record levels. His accomplishments include the management of two successful IPOs and multiple mergers and acquisitions.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining Actian’s leadership team,” said Springsteel. “The company has assembled an array of next-generation technologies that enable companies to unlock business value from big data and predictive analytics to make it actionable. I look forward to helping Actian through its next phase of growth and continued profitability to become a disruptive force in the industry.”

Actian Corporation enables organizations to transform big data into business value with data management solutions to transact, analyze, and take automated action across their business operations.Actian helps 10,000 customers worldwide take action on their big data with Action Apps, Vectorwise, the analytical database, and Ingres, an independent mission-critical OLTP database. Actian is headquartered in California with offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Stay connected with Actian Corporation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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