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Mr. Les Rechan

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Board Member

Phone: (855) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Ottawa , Ontario , Canada
Cognitive Scale
9500 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin , Texas 78759
United States

Company Description: CognitiveScale is a provider of enterprise Cognitive Cloud™ software, a new class of big data interpretation and machine learning systems, which accelerate decision...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • 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 Board ...
www.cognitivescale.com, 12 Oct 2015 [cached]
Les Rechan Board Member
Austin, TX - June 10 2015 ...
www.cognitivescale.com, 10 June 2015 [cached]
Austin, TX - June 10 2015 -(CognitiveScale™), the Cognitive Cloud™ company, today announced the appointment of Leslie (Les) Rechan to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rechan is a proven technology and business executive that brings more than 30 years of global, multi-functional experience in large, complex organizations as well as smaller to mid-size entrepreneurial environments.
Mr. Rechan's expertise will further CognitiveScale's development of cognitive analytics powered applications and insights that continuously learn, delivering more value to businesses with every user interaction. Additionally, Mr. Rechan will play an instrumental role as CognitiveScale continues to foster its strong partnerships with IBM Watson, IBM Bluemix, Amazon, and Deloitte.
Mr. Rechan has a breadth of experience working in successful industry leading software companies such as IBM, Cognos, Oracle, Siebel Systems, Cadence Design Systems and Onyx Software. Over the years, Mr. Rechan has developed expertise in analytics, mobile, social, cloud and business-oriented IT solutions. He also serves on the boards of Pros Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) and Halogen Software (TSX: HGN).
"Cognitive computing is the new foundation of data, insights, and learning driven digital businesses. CognitiveScale has figured out a way to rapidly weave real-time big data insights and continuous learning into core industries and business processes. This is no easy feat and its massive disruptive potential and client and partner traction is what inspired me to join the Board," said Mr. Rechan.
Most recently, Mr. Rechan was general manager, Business Analytics for IBM Software Group where he effectively led the vision, innovation, growth, and daily operations of the division responsible for business intelligence, predictive analytics, financial performance management, and risk analytics. He retired from IBM in April 2014.
Prior to this role, Mr. Rechan was vice president, 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 fields of big data, information and analytics.
"Les is a world-class business builder.
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Mr. Rechan has effectively integrated several strategic acquisitions at IBM and Cognos. These include SPSS, Algorithmics, Varicent, Applix, Star Analytics and Clarity Systems. He was the COO of Cognos, a global leader in enterprise business intelligence software, when IBM acquired the company in 2008 for $5B, IBM's largest acquisition ever. At Cognos, Les directed the company's go-to-market strategy and execution and helped the company break the $1B annual revenue barrier.
Mr. Rechan has exceptional management and leadership skills, balancing strategic development and tactical performance, and can effectively communicate with clients, channel partners, employees and boards to rally support for the firm's vision and offerings. He has led and navigated the challenges of business turnarounds and complex go to market model transformations in both the mid enterprise and large corporate environments. He is a respected industry and analytics executive who has built a career based on strong values and integrity and commitment to clients, partners, employees and shareowner relationships.
Mr. Rechan earned 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 Rechan Board ...
www.cognitivescale.com, 12 Oct 2015 [cached]
Les Rechan Board Member
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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.
Ellen Keszler, Leslie Rechan ...
www.sec.gov, 10 April 2015 [cached]
Ellen Keszler, Leslie Rechan and William Russell have been nominated by the Board of Directors as Class II Directors, each to hold office until the Annual Meeting to be held in the year 2018 and until a successor has been duly elected and qualified or until the earlier of their death, resignation or removal.
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Leslie Rechan
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Leslie Rechan
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Leslie J. Rechan is a director nominee. Mr. Rechan served as General Manager, IBM Business Analytics Division from 2011 to 2014, and as Vice President, Sales, Solutions and Services, IBM Business Analytics Division from 2008 through 2011. Mr. Rechan previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Cognos Inc., a provider of business analytics software, from 2006 until its acquisition by IBM in 2008. Prior to joining Cognos, Mr. Rechan served as Senior Vice President and Global General Manager, CRM Strategy at Oracle Corporation from March 2006 to May 2006, when Oracle Corporation acquired Siebel Systems Inc. Mr. Rechan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Americas Sales of Seibel Systems, Inc. (formerly Siebel Systems Inc.,) and served in the same capacity for Global Manufacturing and Distribution Industries business unit of Seibel Systems, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Rechan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Worldwide Field Operations of Cadence Design Systems Inc. from 2003 to 2004. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Onyx Software Corp. from 2001 to 2002. Prior to 2001, Mr. Rechan held several leadership positions at IBM Corp. across field sales, systems engineering, services, solutions, development, and general management in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Mr. Rechan received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and his B.A. in organizational behavior from Brown University and his M.A. in management from Northwestern University. Mr. Rechan has business, operational and leadership experience in software companies.
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Leslie Rechan (Nominee)
Siebel Systems Names Chief Marketing Officer and Appoints Senior Company Executives to Expanded Leadership Roles
biz.yahoo.com, 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.
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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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