ShotSpotter Names Ralph A. Clark Chief Executive Officer
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ShotSpotter Inc., a market leader and innovator in gunshot location and detection technology, today announced the appointment of Ralph A. Clark as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Clark will succeed James G. Beldock, who will continue to serve as president of the company's international division. As a veteran of numerous technology start-ups, Clark brings 30 years of extensive corporate, financial and organizational leadership to ShotSpotter.
Most recently, Clark was CEO of GuardianEdge Technologies Inc., where he led the transformation of the company into a leader in endpoint data protection and was instrumental in its recent acquisition by Symantec.
ShotSpotter Chairman of the Board Pascal Levensohn said, "Ralph is exceptionally well qualified to lead ShotSpotter into a new stage of its development and growth. His track record as an executive shows that he has the strategic, financial and operational skills to further expand our competitive advantage into new markets. Ralph's decisive and energetic leadership style, coupled with his dedication to social causes, brings ShotSpotter a seasoned executive who is also a proven winner."
"ShotSpotter has an amazing franchise with broad and deep intellectual property assets and implementation know how. It is no accident that it is the only solution to be effectively deployed by many public safety, security and military agencies to deliver the situational intelligence related to gunfire they rely on to achieve success in their mission," said Clark. "I believe many new market growth opportunities lie before us that will create enormous value for our customers, shareholders, employees and business partners. I am looking forward to leading the effort and taking ShotSpotter to the next level."
Prior to GuardianEdge, Clark served as vice president of finance for Adaptec through its acquisition of Snap Appliance, which he helped engineer. There he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis. He also served as chief financial officer for Snap Appliance. Previous to his role at Snap Appliance, he worked at several venture capital backed start-up companies, leading several to successful acquisitions. Early in his career, Clark held executive sales and marketing roles at IBM and post business school, he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, where he was instrumental in many successful technology transactions.
He is a member of the board of directors for PrintRoom and Tactical Survey Group, and also serves as a trustee at the Oakland Museum of California. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the Pacific, and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
About ShotSpotter Inc.
ShotSpotter, Inc. is the leading developer of mission-essential acoustic surveillance systems. Its flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System(R)-Stationary Array (GLS-SA), pioneered the use of wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with audio analytics for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. For over a decade, our customers have relied on ShotSpotter GLS solutions to provide them with accurate event detection and actionable intelligence to aid their development of proactive anti-crime strategies and operations. Currently, ShotSpotter GLS solutions protect many cities and counties nationwide, consistently producing arrests and weapons confiscations. Information about ShotSpotter can be found at www.shotspotter.com. For ongoing news, please visit http://www.shotspotter.com/news/index.html.
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Source: ShotSpotter Inc.
Released November 10, 2010