The latest board member of the Hamilton Insurance Group is a veteran in the software industry.
Hamilton announced its appointment of Mark Barrenechea, CEO of OpenText, on to the board yesterday.
Barrenechea, named top new CEO of the year by Canadian Business
magazine, is the author of eBusiness or out of Business
, Software Rules
, and On Digital
, and the coauthor of Digital: Disrupt or Die
He joined OpenText in 2012 from Silicon Graphics International Corporation, where he was CEO and member of the board. Barrenechea’s career in the technology industry spans three decades, including eight years as vice-president, technology and business development at Tesseract Corporation—a provider of mainframe-based human resources, payroll and benefits software. He also served as senior vice-president of applications development at Oracle and held several executive level positions at CA Technologies, Inc.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Mark to our board. When we undertake a recruitment process for a new board member, we have a set of criteria that includes a commitment to data science and analytics as well as an appreciation for the culture of innovation we’re establishing at Hamilton,” said Hamilton Insurance Group CEO Brian Duperreault.
“Mark’s experience in Silicon Valley and his success in building OpenText into a $1.9 billion company give him a perspective that’s an excellent complement to the impressively diverse talents of our other board members.”
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