CUPERTINO, Calif. – April 19, 2016 – SugarCRM Inc., the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable CRM solution on the market, announced today that Frank Fanzilli has joined the company’s board of directors.
Fanzilli is an experienced corporate board member and advisor to both public and private companies in the enterprise software, cloud and big data industries. He spent 18 years at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and Credit Suisse, where he was global chief information officer, leading the company’s global IT strategy and operations. SugarCRM will utilize Fanzilli’s experience and expertise as the company continues its rapid growth and expands its customer base.
“Frank has broad experience across many industries that are important to SugarCRM, and he will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors,” said Larry Augustin, SugarCRM’s chairman & CEO. “We believe his expertise, especially in leading global technology initiatives at large enterprises, will be extremely valuable as SugarCRM continues to grow around the world.”
During his tenure at CSFB, Fanzilli had global responsibility for the firm’s extensive IT resources, managing more than 4,000 IT professionals and more than $2 billion in spending. He currently serves on the board of directors at Calypso Software, where he is lead director, CommVault (CVLT), and Enterprise DB. Previously, Frank has been on the board of many notable companies, including Interwoven (acquired by Autonomy), where he was chairman of the board, PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), Avaya (acquired by Silverlake/TPG), and 1010Data (acquired by Advance Newhouse). Frank continues to be involved in a number of private software companies, venture firms, and incubators. He is also one of the longest serving independent directors at the The Linux Foundation, where he is chairman of the audit committee.
“It’s a very exciting time to join the SugarCRM Board,” said Fanzilli. “CRM is one of the largest and fastest growing enterprise software markets, and SugarCRM is well positioned to gain market share by offering customers a superior alternative to traditional solutions. I look forward to working with Larry and the executive team to help make SugarCRM Silicon Valley’s next great success story.”
Unlike traditional CRM solutions that focus on management and reporting, SugarCRM puts the individual user at the center of its CRM solution. It powers individual-to-individual “i2i” connections between employees and customers, orchestrating complex interactions across the organization over the entire customer journey.
SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative, flexible and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. Unlike traditional CRM solutions that focus primarily on management and reporting, Sugar empowers the individual, coordinating the actions of customer-facing employees and equipping them with the right information at the right time to transform the customer experience. Based in Silicon Valley, SugarCRM is backed by Goldman Sachs, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NEA and Walden International. More than 1.5 million individuals in over 120 countries rely on SugarCRM. To learn more visit SugarCRM or follow @SugarCRM.
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