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Mr. Les Rechan

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General Manager, Business Analyti...

Local Address: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
IBM Corporation
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk , New York 10504
United States

Company Description: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), is an information technology (IT) company. s major operations include Global Technology Services segment (GTS),...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Masters , Management
    Northwestern University's Kellogg Business School
  • Bachelor of Science , Electrical Engineering
    Brown University
  • Bachelor of Arts , Organizational Behavior and Management
    Brown University
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Les Rechan
Prior to joining Cognitive Scale as a Board Advisor, Leslie (Les) Rechan was General Manager, Business Analytics for IBM Software Group. He retired from IBM in April 2014 after 30 years in the enterprise technology solutions industry. In his GM role, Mr. Rechan led the strategic vision, innovation, growth and day-to-day operations of this key software division. Encompassing a wide range of analytic capabilities, the division focuses on Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, Performance Management and Risk Analytics, and includes assets and technologies from the acquisitions of Cognos, SPSS, Applix, Clarity Systems, Varicent, Star Analytics, Open Pages and Algorithmics.
Prior to taking on the GM role in late 2011, Mr. Rechan was Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Solutions and Services for IBM Software Group's Business Analytics division. In this capacity, he oversaw every aspect of the client engagement from solution development to marketing, sales and delivery to channel and client support. During his tenure, IBM's Business Analytics division achieved double-digit growth further establishing IBM as the industry leader in the field of Big Data, Information and Analytics, a focus area IBM will grow to $20B by 2015.
Prior to re-joining IBM in 2008 through its largest acquisition ever of Cognos, Mr. Rechan was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Cognos. As COO, Les directed the company's go-to-market strategy and was instrumental in helping Cognos maximize shareowner value and become a global leader in enterprise Business Intelligence and Performance Management solutions.
Prior to this leadership post, Mr. Rechan held a variety of global executive roles with Oracle (SVP of Global CRM Strategy); Siebel Systems (SVP & GM of Americas and Global Manufacturing & Distribution Industries); Cadence Designs Systems (SVP of North American Operations); Onyx Software (COO); and IBM (GM of Asia Pacific Communications Sector and Travel and Transportation Industries).
Mr. Rechan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University's Kellogg Business School.
Les lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and five teenage children. Les enjoys golf, fitness, yoga , ice hockey, and skiing.
Stratagem – Leaders in Strategic Partnering for Software & Internet Firms, 1 Mar 2013 [cached]
According to Leslie Rechan, IBM General Manager Analytics, IBM sees an enormous opportunity for its clients to apply Star Analytics to the information they have stored in their financial applications and to then easily access it within their IBM performance management and business intelligence solutions.
Les Rechan ..., 25 Dec 2014 [cached]
Les Rechan
Cognos News: IBM Cognos Global Management Team - Les Rechan, 4 Jan 2009 [cached]
Les Rechan Cognos News: IBM Cognos Global Management Team - Les Rechan
Les Rechan
Les Rechan Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Services, & Solutions Business Intelligence & Performance Management
Les Rechan is responsible for leading Cognos' worldwide sales, services and marketing operations. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, including senior positions with Oracle, Siebel Systems and IBM. Prior to joining Cognos, he served as senior vice president and global general manager, CRM strategy, at Oracle. He also held two senior roles at Siebel, as senior vice president and general manager, responsible for the company's Americas business unit, and senior vice president and general manager, responsible for the company's Global Manufacturing and Distribution Industries business unit.
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Siebel Systems Names Chief Marketing Officer and Appoints Senior Company Executives to Expanded Leadership Roles, 7 July 2005 [cached]
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 7, 2005--Siebel Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:SEBL - News), the leading provider of customer-facing solutions, today announced the hiring of Patty Azzarello as Chief Marketing Officer and appointed several of the company's senior executives, including Les Rechan, Bruce Cleveland and David Schmaier, to new leadership roles.
Les Rechan has been appointed Senior Vice President, Americas Sales.Mr. Rechan has a strong track record of sales execution and delivering customer value.Mr. Rechan most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager Manufacturing and Distribution Industries at Siebel and has more than 20 years of technology leadership experience at Cadence Design Systems, Onyx Software and IBM.Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cadence North America and as President and Chief Operating Officer of Onyx Software, responsible for global sales, marketing, business development, alliances, and services.Previously, he also held industry sales, solutions development and general management positions in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific at IBM.
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