INRIX Appoints Former Microsoft CFO John Connors to Board of Directors
KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, Inc., a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, announced that John Connors, a partner at Ignition Partners and former chief financial officer of Microsoft Corporation, was elected to the INRIX board of directors as a new, independent board member.
"John's experience in corporate finance and building new businesses is invaluable as INRIX enters new markets and builds relationships with new customers," said Bryan Mistele, president and CEO of INRIX.
Mr. Connors brings to INRIX a wealth of experience in corporate finance and operations from his 16 years at Microsoft as well as his current work at Ignition Partners where he invests principally in business software and services companies. Prior to joining Ignition Partners, Mr. Connors served in various management positions at Microsoft Corporation, including as senior vice president and chief financial officer from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Connors also has served on the board of directors of NIKE, Inc. since 2005 and Splunk, Inc. since 2007.
Ignition Partners is not an investor in INRIX.
INRIX® is a leading traffic intelligence platform delivering smart data and advanced analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. INRIX crowd sources data daily from approximately 100 million vehicles and devices to deliver traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services, across five industries in 35 countries.
With more than 200 customers and partners including Audi, ADAC, ANWB, BMW, the BBC, Ford Motor Company, the I-95 Coalition, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON, Nissan, O2, Tele Atlas, Telmap, Toyota and Vodafone, INRIX's real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts help drivers save time every day.