FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Jan. 26, 2010 – Digital Reasoning® Systems Inc., the intelligence-software innovator, recently announced that Robert “Rob” Metcalf has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Metcalf will be responsible for the company’s business and sales strategy.
Prior to joining Digital Reasoning, Metcalf helped build software and information services businesses for LexisNexis in Mexico City, Toronto and Raleigh. As Vice President, Metcalf oversaw numerous acquisitions and key investments at the forefront of the company’s solution strategy. Prior to LexisNexis, Metcalf worked in Boston and San Francisco with The Parthenon Group, a strategy consultancy. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his AB, Summa Cum Laude, from Princeton University.
When asked why he joined the Digital Reasoning team, Metcalf said, “I firmly believe in Digital Reasoning’s mission to build intuitive tools to help understand the world’s data. With nearly a decade of experience combating one of the intelligence community’s toughest problems—culling actionable data in real time from millions of documents—Digital Reasoning is poised to take a leadership role in the next wave of search, discovery and understanding. Against the backdrop of the acute problem of information overload, I am excited to join a world-class team and deliver Digital Reasoning’s technology to a much wider audience”.
“I’ve known Rob for several years, and have come to know him as a man of great character, talent and vision – exactly the right person to build upon our previous successes and chart a clear course forward”, said Tim Estes, Digital Reasoning’s Chief Executive Officer. “As we engage opportunities in both Governmental and Commercial markets, Rob will add key leadership to the management team to prepare us for the coming evolution of the company.”