New York, NY and Washington DC – Dec. 3, 2015 — Boundless, the leading provider of open source geospatial software and services, today announced the elevation of Andrew Dearing to serve as its acting Chief Executive Officer.
“I am honored to be asked to steward Boundless’ continued growth and success, as we accelerate our efforts to solve the pressing needs of our rapidly growing customer base,” said Dearing, former VP of Professional Services for Boundless.
Moe Kermani, Managing Partner of Vanedge Capital, said “We are thrilled to elevate Andy to the top job. His energy, focus, and ability to rapidly grow a business to deliver critical geospatial solutions to customers are outstanding. Furthermore, his reputation with both our employees and our customers is fantastic, and we believe that he has unique potential to help Boundless effectively tackle the challenges posed by the rapidly growing interest in the use of open source geospatial software.” Kermani further stated, “Andy is stepping into the CEO role at a time of tremendous growth, having just secured several very large enterprise contracts; in concert with a new multi-million dollar strategic investment which will be announced soon.”
With many years of experience in the geospatial software, data, and services industry at Esri, Mr. Dearing was recruited to join Boundless early in 2015. In the short period since then, Mr. Dearing has stewarded a period of explosive sustainable, and profitable growth in Boundless’ services business.
“It has been a pleasure working with Andy at Boundless. His passion and commitment to geospatial technology & data, as well as his commitment to geographical education and thinking, has made him the ideal partner and collaborator with which to launch the next big idea,” adds MapStory.org creator Dr. Christopher Tucker. Tucker concluded, “Andy’s understanding of – and commitment to – the power of both Open Geospatial Consortium compliant and open source software has been key to us as a partner, and makes him a huge asset to Boundless.”
Mr. Zachary Rouse, Senior Program Manager at Boundless, will assume the acting Vice President of Professional Services position.
Boundless develops and supports powerful software for enterprise Spatial IT applications. Boundless provides platforms for managing data and building maps and applications designed for bringing spatial information into modern workflows. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing spatial software with packaging, support, maintenance, professional services, and expert training. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com.