Mike Barry has joined Optanix as CEO. Prior to joining Optanix, Barry was an operating partner at Francisco Partners.
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Optanix, the leader in ensuring predictable IT for the world’s most technology-driven companies, today announced that Mike Barry has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Barry coming onboard coincides with the company’s acceleration of software development for the proven Optanix Platform, the extension of applications and systems that it manages, and the expansion of channels to bring the platform to new markets. The Optanix Platform maximizes business service availability through comprehensive monitoring and an advanced, highly automated and proactive approach to identifying and resolving root cause incidents across customer’s networks.
“Over the past year, as part of the team at Francisco Partners, Mike has been invaluable in helping us shape the future direction of Optanix,” said Robert Kennedy, Director, Vice Chairman, and Optanix’s outgoing CEO. “Mike’s executive leadership experience, coupled with his extensive technology and product expertise, will be instrumental in the realization of our strategy for the Optanix Platform and the acceleration of our growth.”
Barry brings more than 30 years of executive and technology leadership experience to Optanix. Prior to joining Optanix, Barry was an Operating Partner at Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of R&D and Product Management at Aderant, a global provider of comprehensive business management software for legal and other professional services firms. Barry was instrumental in leading Aderant over nine years and through three successful ownership transactions, including its sale to Roper Technologies. Prior to Aderant, Barry held leadership positions at EFI, TR Systems and Datapoint Corporation.
“Enterprises and service providers using traditional software and approaches to manage internal and external network infrastructure are fighting a losing battle, as network complexity and the number and extent of issues that can disrupt vital business services have outpaced the ability of IT staff to manage their environments quickly and efficiently,” said Mike Barry, CEO at Optanix. “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead Optanix, and help overcome these challenges with the advancement of the Optanix Platform as the leading automation solution for maintaining service availability and performance.”
“I am delighted to welcome Mike Barry on board as CEO of Optanix and look forward to continuing to build on the company’s strong foundation under his leadership,” said Andrew Kowal, Partner with Francisco Partners. “I would like to thank Robert Kennedy for his long tenure and dedication in leading the success of both Optanix and its predecessor, ShoreGroup. Robert has been instrumental in launching and growing the company to this stage, and we look forward to his continued involvement with Optanix.”
Optanix is leading the advancement of predictable IT in today’s hyper-competitive digital economy – where predictable service delivery has never been more vital. Optanix offers a patented approach to proactively optimizing the service delivery infrastructure behind critical business services so IT organizations can filter out the noise, focus on what matters, and drive operational success – ensuring the highest levels of reliability, security, and availability. The Optanix Platform accelerates root cause through an average 100,000:1 reduction in events, generates a 50% reduction in remediation times, and enables first-time fix rates of over 90%.
Hundreds of customers, including the world’s top financial institutions, media and technology companies, and agencies of the federal government, rely on Optanix’s proven platform and IT Management-as-a-Service (ITMaaS). The battle-tested Optanix Platform – powered by Advanced Logic Automation – and suite of accompanying SaaS and ITMaaS services are delivered through industry-leading channel partners, who benefit from our turnkey solutions and extensive IT automation experience.