MicroStrategy World 2018 | Jan 15-17 in Las Vegas

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About us.

We help organizations transform data into real-world intelligence and answer their toughest business questions.

What we do.

We provide powerful software solutions and expert services that empower every individual with actionable intelligence, helping enterprises unleash the full potential of their people and investments. Our analytics and mobility platform delivers high-performance business applications that meet the needs of both business and IT.

Our history.

For over 25 years we've been building software that helps organizations transform their data into intelligence. Our software helps people discover new opportunities, make better decisions, and drive real results.

  • 1989

    MicroStrategy was founded in Wilmington, DE, by MIT alumni Michael J. Saylor and Sanju Bansal. The company’s early focus was on developing data mining software for businesses.

  • 1991

    MicroStrategy released its first business intelligence product, an executive information system designed to provide graphical analyses of data.

  • 1998

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) launched a successful IPO of 4 million shares priced at $12 each.

  • 2000

    MicroStrategy 7 introduces a web interface, revised technical architecture, and multi-level caching, and was selected as a PC Magazine’s Editor Choice.

  • 2005

    MicroStrategy 8 hits the market with OLAP reporting, a reimagined report and dashboard design interface, and enhanced data source support.

  • 2009

    In 2009, MicroStrategy undertook a redesign of its platform architecture—the result, MicroStrategy 9, was the company’s biggest release in over 15 years.

  • 2010

    The release of MicroStrategy Mobile revolutionized the business intelligence landscape and changed the way that business people interact with data.

  • 2011

    MicroStrategy Cloud launches, combining all the enterprise analytics and mobility functionality of the MicroStrategy platform with powerful cloud data services.

  • 2015

    MicroStrategy introduces Usher, an application designed to provide insight into business operations through real-time telemetry data and mobile credentials.

  • 2016

    The release of MicroStrategy 10 sets a new standard for business intelligence by combining the power of enterprise analytics with the flexibility and ease of use of self-service data discovery.

Our core values

Engaged

  • We team up with customers, partners, and one another.
  • We show up on time, curious and ready to perform.
  • We contribute each and every moment and take pride in our work.

Precise

  • We define and adhere to comprehensive and thoughtful procedures to meet key business objectives.
  • We continually measure both activity as well as results with objective performance metrics.
  • We propagate excellence and empower people via shared knowledge systems and training materials.

Agile

  • We expect that change is necessary for success and we embrace it.
  • We synchronize our activities with shared systems and schedules.
  • We are relentless in our pursuit of product, process, and self-improvement.

Transparent

  • We share operational intelligence and organizational assignments as broadly as possible in order to promote teamwork, trust, productivity and agility.

Cheerful

  • We balance our intense pursuit of excellence with respect for the individual.
  • We embrace moments of celebration, laughter, and good cheer.
  • We always strive to maintain a happy and harmonious work environment.

Leadership

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Michael J. Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO

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Steve Holdridge

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services

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Timothy Lang

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

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Phong Le

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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David J Rennyson

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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W Ming Shao

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

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Investor information
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Michael J. Saylor

President, Chairman of the Board, and CEO

Mr. Saylor has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since founding MicroStrategy in November 1989, and has served as President since January 2016, a position he previously held from November 1989 to November 2000 and from January 2005 to October 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Saylor was employed by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as a venture manager from 1988 to 1989 and by Federal Group, Inc. as a consultant from 1987 to 1988. Mr. Saylor received an S.B. in Aeronautics and Astronautics and an S.B. in Science, Technology and Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Saylor is the bestselling author of the book The Mobile Wave.

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Phong Le

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

With MicroStrategy since 2015

Mr. Le has served as Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer since August 2015. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Le served as the chief financial officer of XO Communications, a privately-held telecommunications company, from August 2014 to August 2015. From March 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Le held senior positions at NII Holdings, a NASDAQ-listed telecommunications company, including vice president of financial planning and analysis, vice president of strategy and business operations, and vice president of strategic finance. Prior to that, Mr. Le worked in the consulting practice at Deloitte from 1998 to 2010, where he held various positions, including senior manager. Mr. Le holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Timothy Lang

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Lang has served as Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer since November 2014 and was serving as MicroStrategy’s Senior Vice President, Analytics, a position he had held since September 2014. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Mr. Lang served as the chief product officer for Talemetry Inc., a leading provider of talent generation SaaS solutions, from September 2010 to September 2014, and as vice president, product for SAP SE from January 2008 to September 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Lang held positions at SAP BusinessObjects and Crystal Decisions. Mr. Lang received a B.Soc.Sci. in Information Management from the University of Melbourne.

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David J Rennyson

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

With MicroStrategy since 2015

Dave J. Rennyson has served as Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales since January 2016, prior to which he was serving as MicroStrategy’s Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer, a position he had held since January 2015. Prior to his return to MicroStrategy, Mr. Rennyson served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud, at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., an omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions provider, a position he held following the acquisition of Angel.com Incorporated by Genesys in March 2013. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Rennyson served as President of Angel.com, a MicroStrategy subsidiary, from March 2009 to March 2013, and as Vice President Sales from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Angel.com, Mr. Rennyson served as Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Spirent, as the Vice President of Engineering and Construction at Zephion Networks, and in various senior positions at Broadband Office and Verizon. Mr. Rennyson holds a B.A. in Economics and History from James Madison University, a M.S. in Information Technology from the University College London, and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

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W Ming Shao

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

With MicroStrategy since 2000

W. Ming Shao has served as Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel since December 2014, and has previously served in various senior positions, including Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, and Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, since joining MicroStrategy in February 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Shao was a lawyer practicing at the global law firm Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells US LLP). Mr. Shao received an A.B. in Government from Cornell University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Steve Holdridge

Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services

With MicroStrategy since 2017

Steve Holdridge is Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Services at MicroStrategy. In this role, Mr. Holdridge leads the Consulting, Education, Support, and Customer Success business units globally. Before joining MicroStrategy, he held various senior services leadership positions with Infor Global from 2012 to 2017, including head of Americas and Global Accounts leader. Prior to that, Mr. Holdridge was with Oracle from 1996 to 2012, most recently serving as General Manager for the Government, Healthcare, and Education Services division, and at Price Waterhouse, with a focus on customer strategy and technology services. Mr. Holdridge began his career with BIS Computer Solutions, a mid-market focused software company, where he was Division VP for software development, services, sales and support. Mr. Holdridge holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Careers

Smart people, amazing products, and innovative ideas are what make MicroStrategy a fun, exciting place to work. If you’re passionate about great technology and want to help organizations get the most out of their data, we would love to meet you. Check out our careers page to search our current openings and learn more about the perks of being a MicroStrategist.

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