CHELMSFORD, Mass., Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a leading global provider of self-service data preparation and visual analytics solutions, today announced that Randall P. "Randy" Seidl has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. His addition expands the board to eight members.

Mr. Seidl brings extensive experience in software sales leadership, ranging from emerging growth organizations to Fortune 500 companies. He is currently CEO of Revenue Acceleration, a consulting firm he founded in 2013 based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, that provides companies with strategic and tactical sales leadership insights, high-performing industry talent and critical customer and partner access.  Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the US Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard, overseeing more than 3,000 employees and responsible for $9 billion in annual revenues.  Prior to Hewlett Packard, Mr. Seidl, served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America at Sun Microsystems. He began his career at EMC, where he was the 33 rd employee, and over 11 years with the company held a number of key global sales and marketing roles.  On the emerging company side, Mr. Seidl served as CEO and a board member of Permabit; co-founder and Executive Vice President of GiantLoop, and Chairman and CEO of Workgroup Solution, which was acquired by Advizex. He is a graduate of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and currently serves as a Trustee Associate of the College; he was previously a member of the Boston BC Club's Board of Governors.

Said Richard de J. Osborne, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Datawatch, "We are very pleased to attract such an experienced software sales professional to our Board.  As Datawatch moves to take advantage of the opportunity in the data preparation market with our highly differentiated Monarch technology, we welcome the advice and counsel from Randy to assist us in these efforts."

Mr. Seidl added, "I see Datawatch on the threshold of an enormous opportunity to exploit Big Data by making it more accessible and useful, and this dynamic always offers the opportunity to drive long-term growth. I am excited to join the Datawatch Board and leverage my experiences and relationships to help build upon Datawatch's technological advantage and create sustainable market leadership in this rapidly growing part of the analytics market."

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) provides the only Managed Analytics Platform that brings together self-service data preparation with visual data discovery.  Its software bridges the gap between the ease that business user's demand and the automation and governance needed by IT. Users can quickly discover key factors that improve their business by transforming data from multi-structured sources, as well as real-time streaming data, into visually rich analytic applications. Organizations of every size, worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore, Melbourne and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.  Learn more at  For investor relations information, visit

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