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John Shackleton, Former OpenText CEO, to Lead FutureVault as Chief Executive Officer

FutureVault, an industry-leading digital vault platform for institutions and enterprises, today announced it has appointed John Shackleton, former OpenText CEO, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Shackleton brings more than 30 years of technology and document management experience to the firm, along with a proven track record of driving business growth. As former President and CEO of OpenText Corporation (NASDAQ/TSX: OTEX), he led the company’s growth from $60 million to $1.3 billion in revenue, becoming a world-leading independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Prior to OpenText, Shackleton held several executive-level positions at well-recognized technology companies including Oracle, Sybase,  Platinum Technology, and SilkRoad Technology. He currently serves as Board Chair of Boston-based Preservica Inc and New York-based Tenovos, Inc.

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“FutureVault is a unique and highly innovative company poised to be a leader in the evolving Digital Vault space, particularly in Personal Life Management and Business Enterprise Management”, commented Shackleton. “The company’s disruptive end-to-end document management platform is the way of the future and I couldn’t be more pleased to play a role in this next phase of growth.”

“John is a legendary leader in the technology world particularly in the document and content management space”, commented FutureVault Co-Chairs, G Scott Paterson and John D. Orr. “We are delighted that he will join and lead our team at this exciting juncture, where we see our vision of the future — Digital Vaults for Personal Life Management and Business Enterprise Management — becoming ubiquitous for individuals and businesses globally.”

Orr, the company’s CEO from June 2017 until April 2021, will take on the role of Co-Chair of the FutureVault Board of Directors alongside co-founder and Executive Chair, G Scott Paterson.

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In addition to leading FutureVault’s day-to-day operations and playing a critical role in driving the strategic vision and direction for the company, Shackleton will work closely with the Board of Directors during a search process for a permanent CEO to lead FutureVault. The CEO role represents an enormous opportunity for a proven executive who foresees the future for document and information management, unfolding the way in which the FutureVault team believes.

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