Innography Appoints John F. Martin as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Innography, the industry's premier IP Business Intelligence provider, today announced that John F. Martin will take the helm as its new chairman and chief executive officer. Martin brings over 25 years of tech industry expertise with a proven track record of leading and growing innovative early stage software organizations.

"We welcome John's experience and track record for growth here at Innography," said Tyron Stading, president and founder at Innography. "Innography is coming off its most successful quarter since its inception, and the addition of John to our team is exactly the push we need to take Innography to the next level."

"An exhaustive search was conducted to secure the best fit for Innography's culture and strategic growth plans," said Chris Pacitti, Innography board member and general partner, Austin Ventures. "His extensive experience with innovative enterprise software companies, coupled with the glowing recommendations we received made him the obvious choice to take Innography into its next phase of growth."

Prior to joining Innography, Martin served as CEO of International Markets and Chief Product Officer at Denver-based IQNavigator. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in driving 50-fold revenue growth in 10 years and product leadership in the services procurement segment. Previously, Martin held multiple VP-level positions at Saba Software for four years as it grew from no revenue to over $60 million and went public as the leader in learning management solutions. Martin was also VP Convergence Technologies at CSG Systems as that company went public and grew to over $200 million in sales. As a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., he led engagements to solve strategic issues and increase value for clients in a wide range of industries. Martin was also a leader for four years in Oracle's consulting division, as Oracle grew from its IPO to a billion-dollar firm. Martin has an MBA from Stanford and two BS degrees from MIT.

 "With a proven product and an impressive customer list, Innography is poised to grow through both product and sales expansion," said John F. Martin, newly named chairman and CEO at Innography. "Innography is a great company with unique technology and a terrific team, and I'm excited to work with our staff and customers to drive a roadmap for innovation and growth."