OTTAWA, September 28, 2010 – Solace Systems, the leading provider of messaging middleware appliances, today announced the addition of Wesley Clark, a retired United States Army General and candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, to its board of directors.
“General Clark brings a wealth of knowledge, strategic experience and unmatched integrity to Solace from his decades of military service and subsequent time in the private sector, ” said Craig Betts, Solace’s CEO. “We are honored that he has chosen to join our board of directors and look forward to his advice and counsel which will help us achieve continued growth and success.”
During his military career, General Clark served in the Army and Department of Defense, achieving the rank of four star general and serving as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 1997 to 2000.
“Solace is delivering on making the ever-increasing volume and velocity of real-time information a strategic asset for financial firms, government agencies, and a wide range of other organizations, ” said Clark. “I look forward to working with the management team to help change the way information is used to improve both business and our global society.”
Since his retirement, General Clark has been active in investment banking, philanthropy and politics. He is the author of three books on modern warfare tactics, a Rhodes Scholar, and the recipient of several international awards and distinctions.