by Heath Davies, Chief Executive.
With the echoes of the New Year’s Eve bells becoming a distant memory, I thought I would take the time to reflect on what was a significant year for Clearswift and look to 2014 and beyond.
Since I joined over a year ago, we have strengthened our senior management team - appointing new heads of engineering, marketing, HR and product management - meaning that we have an experienced and expert team to lead the business forward.
We have also invested heavily in our product roadmap, and committed 30% incremental year-on- year investment as well as launching a new suite of products, including a first-to-market, Clearswift Adaptive Redaction.
At the beginning of 2013 we mapped out our M&A strategy, with key areas to focus on to support our deep content inspection engine, more importantly we delivered on the first stage of that strategy, with the acquisition of Jedda Systems in September. We continue to receive valuable investment and strategic support from Lyceum Capital. Looking ahead the future is bright.
So, as we go into 2014 we will continue to innovate and build up a product suite that clients are prepared to pay for, deliver on our acquisition plan and develop our US go-to-market strategy.
Lots to look forward to, for what promises to be a very exciting year. But for now, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our clients, partners and employees a very happy and prosperous 2014.