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Calibre One Places CMO at MicroStrategy, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 24, 2014) - Calibre One, a leader in retained executive search, has completed the Chief Marketing Officer search for MicroStrategy®, Inc., a worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms.

MicroStrategy, Inc. hired Marcus Starke who brings more than 25 years of marketing and general business experience, including senior leadership roles with some of the world's best-known software and media companies. Prior to joining MicroStrategy, Starke served as SAP's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing & Communications Regions, where he oversaw all marketing strategy and execution and was a member of SAP's global leadership team. Immediately preceding his five year tenure at SAP, Starke was President and CEO (EMEA) of Wunderman, a division of the WPP Group.

"MicroStrategy clearly has products that are best in class, across many of today's most important segments. Their marketing function, equally, deserves a best in class leader. In Marcus, they now have exactly that," said Tom Barnes, Managing Partner at Calibre One.

Vince Gabriele, EVP Human Resources at MicroStrategy, Inc., worked directly with Tom Barnes and the Calibre One team during the search process. "Calibre One has been a tremendous executive recruiting resource for our organization. Tom Barnes and his team took the time to thoroughly understand our requirements, mapped out a search methodology to identify the exact profile and ran a highly effective and extremely organized recruiting process."

About Calibre One
Established in 1999, Calibre One is a leading international boutique executive search firm specializing in technology centric businesses at all stages of development and size. Based in North America, Europe, and Asia, Calibre One specializes in building main board and senior management teams for market leading and cutting edge innovators, alike.  To learn more about Calibre One, visit www.calibreone.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About MicroStrategy, Inc.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy, Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide the most flexible, powerful, scalable and user-friendly platforms for analytics, mobile, identity and loyalty, offered either on premises or in the cloud.

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