Mr. Boisvert has been in the technology field for over 30 years. Boisvert started his career with IBM in 1976 where he spent 13 years. While at IBM, Boisvert held senior management positions in sales, marketing and Research & Development. After leaving IBM, Boisvert held executive positions in some of the best respected software companies in the industry, such as Cognos Corporation and Oracle Corporation where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and was a member of Oracle’s Management committee.
In 2000, Boisvert was recruited as President and COO, of SAS Institute Inc, the world’s largest privately held software company with revenues currently nearing $3 Billion annually, with the mission of bringing the company public. When the plans of an IPO were abandoned in 2001, Boisvert followed one of SAS’ investments by becoming Chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies (NASDAQ: SGNT). In April of 2004, Boisvert successfully completed the sale of Sagent Technologies Inc. to Group 1 Software Inc (NASDAQ:GSOF).
In March 2002, Boisvert became a director of VA Software (NASDAQ:LNUX), the creator and owner of SourceForge, one of the largest worldwide repository of open source projects. During his four year term at VA Software, Boisvert developed a wealth of knowledge about open source projects and their applicability to solving real world problems, which previously had been exclusively addressed through expensive proprietary software.
This experience led Boisvert to co-founding Pentaho Corporation in October of 2004, one of the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform. Boisvert then went on to invest and serve as an advisor/director of several other leading commercial open source companies, REvolution Analytics, Zenoss Inc. (systems management) and Infobright (data warehousing).