“Rick’s proven market strategy skills and focus on strong customer and partner relationships makes him the ideal candidate to transport TerraGo Technologies to the next level of success,” said Mark Frantz, a member of TerraGo’s board of directors and a General Partner with RedShift Ventures. “TerraGo has experienced tremendous growth as demand for the GeoPDF format has increased. Rick possesses an ideal combination of significant growth management skills, business acumen and proven executive leadership to steer this emerging company through its next chapter.”
Cobb boasts over 20 years experience in the domestic and international software industry, including ten years working in the computer-aided design (CAD) market and ten years in Enterprise IT. He is an eight-year veteran of Cadence Design Systems, where he was a Vice President and General Manager. During his five-year tenure at Approva, he played a critical role in securing more than $35 million in venture investment, led the market strategy that helped the company become an acknowledged industry visionary and grew annual revenue at an average rate of over 100 percent per year. Prior to Approva, Cobb was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Strategic Alliances for enterprise collaboration and knowledge management pioneer Intraspect Software (Vignette) where he helped position the company for rapid growth, then built and led successful global field operations for four years. Rick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in management engineering.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join an exciting and innovative market leader like TerraGo, and I look forward to furthering the company’s expansion by fostering new partnerships, increasing our commercial and international presence and spearheading strategic initiatives both internally and externally,” said Cobb. “James Davis has done a tremendous job accelerating revenue and staffing growth, and I am proud to accept the helm from him and lead TerraGo into new echelons of success.”
About TerraGo Technologies
TerraGo Technologies makes it simple to connect all kinds of users to geospatial mapping data. GeoPDF is the industry’s only geospatial data distribution and collaboration solution to leverage the ubiquitous Adobe portable document format breaking down technology barriers between geospatial professionals and the people who need access to geospatial data. Using Map2PDF, geospatial professionals are able to convert complex geospatial information into user friendly, interactive GeoPDF files with extensive embedded data and mapping features. Users leverage Adobe Reader to perform a variety of viewing and editing functions. Customers include government agencies, utilities and other private enterprises. In 2008, TerraGo Technologies was recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. For more information, visit www.terragotech.com.
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