Former Symantec, Knowledge Adventure, Aston-Tate executive joins Famundo
We are very pleased to announce that Rod Turner has joined Famundo, LLC as an advisor.
I am very pleased to be working with the Famundo team,” said Turner. “I have been watching them for a while, and I have observed that they are absolutely dedicated to making a big difference in the family and group scheduling market,in part by listening closely to what the customer wants, and then satisfying the customers by providing it in Famundo’s innovative products and services. I expect great success for Famundo.
Mr. Turner is the former CEO of Knowledge Adventure, a multimedia educational software company. He also played a key role in building two software industry giants, Symantec Corporation (SYMC) and Ashton-Tate. During more than eight years as Symantec’s executive vice president and as the general manager of its Peter Norton Utilities Group, Turner was pivotal in growing revenues from zero to $250 million per year and in the company’s 1989 initial public offering (IPO). Turner launched the Norton AntiVirus in 1992. As the first vice president at Ashton-Tate, Turner was instrumental in establishing dBASE as the PC industry’s standard for database management, and in the company’s IPO in 1983. Turner was a seed investor in AskJeeves.com, which had a successful 1999 IPO. Mr. Turner co-founded Mobile Automation and served as its Chairman until its 2004 acquisition by IPass. Mr. Turner is Vice Chairman of Autofusion, an internet services firm.