Consumer Experience and SaaS Pioneer Gianforte Joins Solutionreach Board of Directors

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 by Solutionreach

(The following was originally a press release from Solutionreach and Summit Partners. You can view the original press release here.



LEHI, Utah (Nov. 7, 2012) — Solutionreach, Inc., the patient engagement leader, today announced that the founder and former CEO of RightNow Technologies, Greg Gianforte, has joined the Solutionreach Board of Directors.

Gianforte started RightNow in 1997 and grew it into a publicly traded Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) success with more than 1,100 employees and $225 million in annual revenue. In 2011, the company was sold to Oracle for more than $1.8 billion.

“Greg’s ground-breaking work at RightNow aligns perfectly with our objectives,” said Jim Higgins, founder and CEO of Solutionreach. “His unique vision in building companies and implementing forward-thinking solutions is a tremendous addition.”

Gianforte joined the Solutionreach Board alongside Summit Partners, a growth equity firm and majority Solutionreach investor. Gianforte and Summit enjoy a long-standing relationship stemming from Summit’s early investment in RightNow.

“I am excited to be a part of the Solutionreach Board of Directors,” Gianforte said. “The management team is strong and the market opportunity is large, which are resulting in significant business growth. Solutionreach has a bright future ahead serving healthcare clients with innovative solutions and revolutionary support.” 

Gianforte also founded a network management application company called Brightwork, which he sold to McAfee in 1994. In total Gianforte has founded five successful software businesses. In 2003 he was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Northwest. And in 2007, Gianforte was inducted into the CRM Hall of Fame. Gianforte resides in Bozeman, Montana.

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