"Peter Griffiths is exactly the right executive to lead our development efforts in this rapidly changing technology environment," McCracken said. "His extensive software development experience and ability to foster collaboration across multiple disciplines will be key to our efforts to build out our solutions offerings for cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Our strong internal development coupled with key acquisitions over the 18 months, have given us one of the strongest management and security software portfolios in the industry. It is Peter's charge to work with our Customer Solutions Group and sales team to further improve that portfolio to continually meet the needs of our customers."
Griffiths comes to CA Technologies from IBM where for the past two years he has been vice president of Worldwide Research and Development Business, Analytics and Applications. At IBM, he also has held the post of vice president, Products, IBM Cognos Software.
Prior to the acquisition of Cognos Inc., an Ontario, Canada-based provider of business intelligence and performance management software by IBM in 2008, Griffiths served in a number of senior roles at the company including senior vice president, Products; vice president, Research and Development; and, vice president, Decision Platform.
He joined Cognos in 1998 when his firm Relational Matters LLC, a data analytics company, was acquired. At Relational Matters he served as president and chief executive officer. Griffiths has also held positions at KPMG IT.
Griffiths succeeds Ajei Gopal who is leaving CA Technologies.
"I want to thank Ajei for all his efforts over the past five years," McCracken said. "He has provided us a strong development platform from which to work."