SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lucidworks, the provider of next-generation AI-powered search applications and pioneer of the Connected Experience Cloud, today announced the appointments of Diane Honda and Adam Famularo to the Board of Directors. Honda is chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary of Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions. Famularo is the CEO of WorkFusion, a leading provider of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation solutions. Both leaders bring decades of experience as transformational and visionary leaders and will help shape Lucidworks’ strategy and growth going forward.
“We are honored to welcome Diane and Adam to the Lucidworks Board of Directors,” said Will Hayes, CEO of Lucidworks. “Lucidworks is at a critical moment of transformation. We recently announced our new SaaS platform, Springboard, and have an ambitious roadmap and vision for the year ahead. Diane and Adam’s experience leading growth and change in a wide variety of organizations will help Lucidworks enter the next exciting stage of our journey.
Diane Honda is a recognized expert in guiding companies through critical points of growth, transformation and organizational change. She played a central role at Barracuda as strategic general counsel and head of human resources, where she led the company through several restructurings, acquisitions, its IPO and its sale to private equity. His experience spans over three decades in the technology industry, working with companies ranging from start-ups to established public organizations. Honda also serves on the board of Java Joy, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating transformative experiences and providing education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
“I immediately saw the potential of Lucidworks,” said Diane Honda. “I look forward to helping Lucidworks transition from a large-scale, on-premises engine to a more agile and modular SaaS solution. Lucidworks’ ability to retain and grow an impressive customer base, which includes commercial heavyweights, financial services and healthcare, speaks to one of the company’s values: customer champions. You can feel this throughout the culture of the organization, and I’m excited to continue to develop a strategy that best serves customers, employees and investors as we move forward.
Adam Famularo is a visionary business leader who currently serves as CEO of WorkFusion, an RPA software company focused on automating the way people work. Previously, he served as CEO at erwin Inc., a software company that helps the world’s largest organizations discover, manage, protect and leverage enterprise data to drive successful digital transformations. Under his leadership, Erwin doubled revenue over a four-year period, increased NPS scores to 65, and received countless industry accolades, including being recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for metadata management solutions for two consecutive years. Famularo sits on the National Advisory Board of Donorschoose.org, a charity that aims to help children succeed in the classroom. He is a graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.
“Lucidworks has all the building blocks they need to transform into a SaaS leader,” said Adam Famularo. “My forte is working with companies that are going through major transitions to become cloud-based SaaS solution providers. Lucidworks is in the right place at the right time and has already done much of the hard work building the Springboard platform and launching the first app available, Connected Search. I look forward to working closely with Will and the Board to drive adoption, continue to refine our offerings, and take Lucidworks to the next level.
“Diane and Adam bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team,” said Will Hayes, CEO of Lucidworks. “We look forward to their support and guidance in the new year and beyond.”
For more information on Connected Search, Springboard, and the Lucidworks Roadmap, register here to attend the Lucidworks webinar on January 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM PST.
Lucidworks connects experiences across the user journey to meet customer and employee intent in the moment. Lucidworks Connected Experience Cloud (CXC) enables customers to easily capture user signals and create personalized search, browse, and discovery experiences. The world’s biggest brands, including Lenovo, Red Hat, Reddit, and Cisco Systems, rely on Lucidworks’ suite of products to power commerce, customer service, and workplace apps that delight customers and empower employees . Lucidworks investors include Francisco Partners, Sixth Street Partners, Top Tier Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, and Walden International. Learn more about Lucidworks.com.