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John Mutch

John Mutch has been an operating executive and investor in the technology industry for over 25 years and has a long, sustained track record of creating shareholder value through both activities. Prior to joining BeyondTrust as chief executive officer in 2008, Mutch was a founder and managing partner of MV Advisors, LLC, a strategic block investment firm which provides focused investment and strategic guidance to small and mid-cap technology companies. Prior to founding MV Advisors, Mutch was appointed by a U.S. bankruptcy court to the board of directors of Peregrine Systems in March 2003. He assisted that company in a bankruptcy work out proceeding and was named president and CEO in July of 2003. Mutch ran Peregrine Systems, operating the company under an SEC consent decree, restating five years of operating results and successfully restructuring the company, culminating in a sale to Hewlett Packard for $425 million in December of 2005. Prior to running Peregrine, Mutch served as president, CEO and a director of HNC Software, an enterprise analytics software provider. Under his leadership, the company nearly doubled revenue and successfully spun out Retek in an IPO which returned more than $2.5 billion to shareholders. HNC Software was sold to Fair Isaac Corporation in August of 2002 for $825 million. Prior to HNC Software, Mutch spent seven years at Microsoft Corporation in a variety of executive sales and marketing positions. He previously served on the boards of Edgar Online (NASDAQ: EDGR), Aspyra (Amex: APY), Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL) and Brio Software.

Mutch currently serves on the board of Adaptec Inc. (Nasdaq: ADPT) as a director designee of Steel Partners and the board of Agilysys (Nasdaq: AGYS) as a director designee of Ramius Capital. He holds a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University, where he serves on the advisory board for the undergraduate school of business.

John Mutch's Books

Preventing Good People From Doing Bad Things

Preventing Good People From Doing Bad Things

  • Publication Date: October 16, 2011
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3921-5
  • Price: $24.99

With all of the threats to their security, many corporations have learned the hard way that threats can come from both the outside and from within. This is a book promoting the concept of least privilege. It will give readers information on protecting virtual environments, policy, compliance and more to keep good people from doing bad things. Learn More …