London – 18th January, 2017. Arkivum, a leading provider of long-term data safeguarding and data usability solutions, today announced the appointment of Barney Quinn, who will serve as Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.

Barney, who has over 30 years’ experience with software companies, will work with Arkivum’s management team to guide the company’s current growth process as new, challenging regulations for data management come into force. These include sector-specific regulations such as MiFID II in the financial arena and HIPAA in healthcare, as well as the new GDPR requirements for personal data.

Guy Yaniv, CEO of Arkivum, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barney to Arkivum and look forward to working closely with him as we continue to expand and increase our global market share. We feel that Barney’s track record and experience in delivering rapid growth to a variety of innovative companies will play a pivotal role in achieving the objectives we have set for 2017 and beyond.”

For 13 years, Barney was a Director of Sherwood International plc, a provider of software and services to the insurance industry which was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) until its sale to SunGard Inc. in 2004. Barney was also the CEO of Workplace Systems plc with whom he completed an MBO in 2011. He also advises Parago Software Ltd, a leading provider of cloud-based asset management solutions for the education sector.

Mark Reilly, Head of Technology at IP Group, one of Arkivum’s main investors, commented: “IP Group is delighted to join Guy and the rest of the Arkivum management team in welcoming Barney as Chairman. His experience and skills are an ideal match for the Board’s growth strategy for Arkivum.”

Barney commented on his appointment, saying: “I look forward to working with the Arkivum team as we go forward in these exciting times. We are very well positioned to take advantage of the growing need for digital archiving as the complexity and volume of data requiring management explodes.”

Barney’s current non-executive chairmanships include ClearStar Inc., a cloud based background screening company which is listed on the AIM, Integritie, a cloud based content management, analytics and anti-counterfeiting company and he also serves as Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed big data and analytics company Rosslyn Analytics.