Gary Read

Gary Read is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Nimsoft business unit at CA. Gary took on these roles following the March 2010 acquisition of Nimsoft. Previously, Gary was president and CEO at Nimsoft. A high-tech industry veteran for over 20 years, Gary has a track record of building organizations that have achieved and sustained long-term growth and profitability. Under his leadership, Nimsoft realized sustained growth, both in prosperous economic times and during the global recession of recent years. He navigated the cultural challenges of managing a distributed team with offices in the United States, the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia. Prior to Nimsoft, Gary was VP of sales and marketing at RiverSoft. While there, he was a key member of the executive team that led the company to a successful IPO and its eventual acquisition by Micromuse. With a long tenure in monitoring and systems management, Gary served as VP of marketing at BMC Software. While there, he oversaw product strategy, definition and execution, as well as go-to-market plans for all distributed systems management products. Gary has also held sales and marketing leadership roles at Boole & Babbage and MAXM Systems. He can be reached at

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