Coemergence, a leading provider of software for enterprise intelligence management used by the world’s most successful mining and resource companies, today announced Peter Hickey as its new president and CEO, effective immediately.
“Peter has the expertise, energy and sales experience needed to drive Coemergence’s continued product leadership and our new phase of growth in the global market,” said Rod Burgar, executive chairman of Coemergence. “He has been working with the Coemergence team as vice president of operations for the last 12 months, and has demonstrated his ability to build strong relationships with our customers and drive both tactical and strategic projects forward.”
Hickey has extensive experience working with both start-up and established technology companies with an international focus. He has managed the execution of IT strategy and enterprise-critical technology solutions throughout North America. His clients have included global, publicly-traded firms, government organizations, and privately-held companies.
Hickey holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a BBA from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Diploma in Applied Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute.
Coemergence customers include industry leaders and some of the world’s largest resource companies, including Rio Tinto and Agnico-Eagle Mines. The company’s flagship product ACIS® is a web platform that gathers, organizes and shares previously uncaptured information and knowledge from a company’s employees, industry news, data, and public sources to increase the company’s competitive advantage.
For the past four years, ACIS® received a highly positive review in Fuld & Company's annual Intelligence Software Report, positioning Coemergence as a top player in the intelligence software market.
“Our customers have the ability to build or buy the best solution available. The Coemergence team can be very proud that these global companies choose our ACIS® platform,” said Hickey. “Our goal over the coming year will be to build momentum in the area of global sales and to offer software as a service (SAAS) version of our ASIS® platform which will significantly widen our addressable market.”
Hickey succeeds Burgar as president and CEO. Burgar served as the transitional CEO, helping take Coemergence to its current strong positioning and will continue as executive chairman. Company founder Michael Chender continues to play an active role with the company and sits on the board of directors along with directors John Roy, Dan MacDonald, Peter Charlton and Rod Burgar.
About Coemergence Inc. (WWW.COEMERGENCE.COM)
Based in Halifax, Canada, Coemergence has been recognized as a leader in the development of integrated business intelligence solutions. It was named as one of the emerging software companies to watch in 2006 by KM World, rated by Fuld & Company as the best competitive intelligence product in its 2007 survey, and chosen by Stanford University AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. ACIS® is a powerful competitive, strategic and business intelligence solution for executives in sales, business development, M&A, strategic planning, and portfolio management.
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Mary Morrison, Office Manager
800 - 1791 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 6, 2008