SEATTLE, October 22, 2014 – Nintex, the world leader in workflow automation, today announced it has appointed two new members to its board of directors. They include Steve Largent, NFL Hall-of-Famer (Seattle Seahawks), past president and CEO of CTIA and former congressman (R-OK), and Brian V. Turner , distinguished financial executive with 20 years of experience at the helm of public corporations including Coinstar, Inc. (now Outerwall; NASDAQ: OUTR) and RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK).
The additions of Largent and Turner to the Nintex board of directors follow the recent appointment of Mark Woodward, president and CEO of E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN). Largent, Turner and Woodward broaden the Nintex board of directors with extensive financial expertise, business acumen, constituent advocacy experience and C-level leadership at public companies.
"As we lay the groundwork for the future expansion of our company and continue to execute against our vision of revolutionizing the way organizations do business, deepening our leadership bench is crucial," said John Burton, CEO of Nintex. "Brian and Steve are dynamic leaders and their proven business and leadership expertise will be invaluable as Nintex strengthens its leadership position in workflow automation."
Largent, of NFL fame, brings to Nintex a storied career in business, public service and professional football. As president and CEO of CTIA, an international nonprofit organization that represents the wireless communications industry, Largent led the industry's lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. During his decade-long tenure, he advocated for a reasoned regulatory and legislative environment which played a key role in the U.S. wireless industry's explosive growth. Prior to CTIA, Largent served more than seven years as a Member of the United States Congress, representing Oklahoma's First Congressional District. He was the vice-chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee as well as served on the Telecommunications Subcommittee, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee. A member of the NFL Hall of Fame since 1995, Largent rose to prominence early on as a wide receiver for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks from 1976–1989.
"As the workforce becomes increasingly mobile, Nintex is a dominant force in enabling enterprises to stay connected through the cloud and ensure work continues to move forward in or outside of the office," Largent said. "I can't wait to lend my insight and knowledge to help Nintex expand its platform and fulfill its vision of 'workflow for everyone, everywhere.'"
Turner is the former CFO of four public companies, including two which he led through successful IPOs (BSQUARE and Radisys Corporation).Throughout his career, he has overseen all aspects of finance, acquisitions, investor relations, human resources and treasury, among other operations, for multi-national corporations. Turner helped implement Coinstar's product and channel diversification strategy, which led to revenue growth from $120 million in 2003 to $1.3 billion in 2009. EBITDA also grew from $30 million in 2003 to $200 million in 2009. In addition to the Nintex board of directors, Turner currently serves on the boards of McKinstry Essention and McKinstry Inc., Microvision Inc., InfoArmor Corporation and Symetra Mutual Fund.
"Nintex's strong product line and command in the workflow automation arena puts it on a solid path for continued growth," Turner said. "I'm excited to serve on the Nintex board of directors and look forward to working with John and the rest of the board to support the company as it brings the power of workflow to more organizations."
Nintex's suite of software and cloud services is shaping the workflow automation category by enabling organizations to quickly and easily automate everyday business processes. Its workflow automation platform, which includes Nintex Workflow and Nintex Forms for SharePoint and Office 365, streamlines processes on and between today's most-used enterprise content management systems and collaboration platforms, connecting on premises, cloud workflows and mobile users. Both powerful and easy to use, Nintex is used by more than 5,000 public and private organizations in 90 countries around the globe, including 200 of the Fortune 500.