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Catchpoint Systems Appoints First Chief Operating Officer

Digital Performance Analytics Leader Hires Industry Veteran Robert Ranaldi to Lead Sales, Growth as Company Accelerates International Expansion

January 21, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a digital performance analytics company, today announced the hiring of technology industry veteran Robert (Bob) Ranaldi as its first Chief Operating Officer. This strategic move will bolster Catchpoint’s international expansion as Ranaldi grows the company’s worldwide sales effort and operations.

“Bob began his PTC career as a sales representative and rose through the ranks to become EVP of Sales”

Ranaldi will be responsible for enhancing customer relationships and support; devising go-to market resources and strategy for sales; and all other elements of sales team enablement including training. He will be based in Catchpoint’s Boston offices and report to founder and CEO Mehdi Daoudi.

“I look forward to leveraging my large enterprise experience within a smaller organization such as Catchpoint, where the impact will be more immediate,” says Ranaldi. “I was immediately impressed with Catchpoint’s customer-centric culture, compelling technology and impressive customer base. I am confident my experience will help them build and sustain a productive, powerful sales engine resulting in significant company growth.”

Ranaldi has 25 years of technology industry experience, including 18 years at PTC (NASDAQ:PTC), a global provider of technology platforms and solutions. During Ranaldi’s tenure as EVP of Worldwide Sales, PTC doubled their valuation and stock price, attesting to his skill in delivering strong bottom-line management combined with top-line results in an international marketplace.

Catchpoint Systems’ digital performance analytics allow organizations to strengthen brands and enhance revenues by delivering exceptional user experiences. Catchpoint has the broadest geographic distribution of monitoring locations worldwide, analyzing the speed, availability and reliability of
e-commerce sites and other online services. By combining this information with advanced analytics, Catchpoint customers can quickly and accurately find and fix the source of problems, often before they become apparent to users.

“Bob began his PTC career as a sales representative and rose through the ranks to become EVP of Sales,” says Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and Co-founder of Catchpoint Systems. “He knows what it takes to rally a sales team, instill a winning attitude and generate strong revenue results over the long term. With Bob on board, we are excited to see our business grow and evolve to the next level.”

Spurred by accelerating growth and demand for new products including Catchpoint’s OnPrem Agent, its groundbreaking on-location synthetic monitoring solution, the company has rapidly stepped up hiring in the past year, contributing to a fivefold increase in global headcount since Q4 of 2013.