Chippenham, Wiltshire, 6 June 2016 – Arkivum, the leading provider of Big Data preservation and archiving solutions, is delighted to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Guy Yaniv as its new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect, succeeding Jim Cook, who will serve as the company’s Chief Customer Officer (CCO).

Guy Yaniv joins Arkivum from NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE) a leading global enterprise software company. In the past five years at NICE, Guy held various General Management positions, most recently leading its cloud based Big Data Customer Analytics Division. Prior to NICE, Guy held a number of senior management positions at software company, Comverse Technology, culminating in VP and General Manager of the Value Added Services Business.

Arkivum, founded in 2011 as a spin-out from University of Southampton IT Innovation Centre, provides long-term data management solutions for the Healthcare, Life Sciences, Digital Heritage, and Higher Education sectors. Arkivum has enjoyed rapid growth and has established itself as a market leader, and with Guy at the helm, the company is now well positioned to scale its business whilst building on its domain expertise, unique offering and valuable client base.

Jim McKenna, Chairman of Arkivum, comments:

Guy brings with him skills and expertise that will help us drive the business to the next level of growth and market penetration. He comes with an enviable track record in senior leadership positions and extensive experience of operating in global markets, which will prove critical in building competitive advantage, delivering exceptional customer experience and tapping into new revenue sources. The Board welcomes Guy and looks forward to working with him and building an even greater business.

“I am very excited to join Arkivum as the new CEO and lead its winning team in the journey ahead,” said Guy Yaniv. “Arkivum is an innovative company with cutting edge technology and a unique offering. The business has grown 300% year-on-year over the past two years, expanding into new markets and securing an impressive array of customers. I am looking forward to working with our highly skilled management team to accelerate growth and create value for our stakeholders.”