Kinzer Joins BackOffice as CFO

BackOffice Associates said Wednesday that John Kinzer has joined as CFO while Rex Ahlstrom was named chief strategy officer. Mark Loan joins as BackOffice’s chief sales officer, according to a statement. BackOffice supplies data migration and information governance solutions. BackOffice is backed by GS Capital partners.


BackOffice Associates, LLC, a worldwide leader in data migration and information governance solutions, today announced key additions to their executive management team; including John Kinzer as Chief Financial Officer, Rex Ahlstrom as Chief Strategy Officer, and Mark Logan as Chief Sales Officer.

John Kinzer joins BackOffice as Chief Financial Officer, bringing over 20 years of financial and management experience in technology to the company. Kinzer will manage all financial and administrative areas of the company. Before BackOffice, Kinzer served as the CFO for Blackboard, Inc., the leading global education technology company. Kinzer played a key role in taking Blackboard public in 2004 and later, in reaching over $500M in revenue in 2011. The company was later acquired by Providence Equity Partners in 2011 for $1.8 billion. Prior to Blackboard, Kinzer held significant roles at MCI Worldcom and Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Additionally, Rex Ahlstrom joins BackOffice as the Chief Strategy Officer with over 25 years of leadership and technology-centric experience. Ahlstrom will oversee all operational and strategic business and technology functions. Previously, Ahlstrom served as Vice President of Operations at SAP(R) following SAP’s purchase of SOALogix, an enterprise software integration middleware company where he served as CEO for over seven years. Prior to SAP, Ahlstrom was the CEO of MSI Software and held various management roles with organizations such as Defense Systems Inc., TeleSciences and Westinghouse.

Mark Logan joins BackOffice as Chief Sales Officer. Most recently, Logan served as COO of Emptoris and as the President and CEO of Rivermine Software. Logan architected the sale of Rivermine to Emptoris in January 2011, which was subsequently sold to IBM later that year. Logan’s primary role with BackOffice will be to manage the client engagement model, as well as oversee the account executives and pre-sales teams.

BackOffice Associates is committed to the continued growth of our business with a focus toward providing customers with superior technology solutions, services and support. The new additions to the management team, all based in BackOffice’s new Tyson’s Corner, Virginia offices, further demonstrate the company’s dedication to superior leadership in the data quality and data management industries. “I am thrilled to have these seasoned executives join our team as we continue to invest in and advance our growth initiative,” said David Booth, President and CEO of BackOffice Associates.

About BackOffice Associates

BackOffice Associates(R) is a worldwide leader in data migration and information governance solutions, with a concentration on enhancing ERP data quality since 1996. Our range of products and services address the needs of business and IT users seeking to unlock the value of their data assets. Whether monitoring ongoing information quality, or executing the most complex migration and governance initiatives, BackOffice Associates is the clear choice for customers requiring “Business-Ready Data Every Day(TM)”. BackOffice Associates is a global corporation headquartered in Massachusetts with additional offices in the US, Europe, Asia, India, Australia and Mexico. Company information is available at .