Duane Lankard Joins LaGarde's Executive Management Team; Seasoned Executive to Lead Financial Operations, Drive for Capital Acquisition.Business Editors
LAWRENCE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2000
LaGarde, Inc., provider of business software solutions for the Internet and maker of StoreFront e-commerce software, today announced the appointment of Duane Lankard to the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Lankard is responsible for assisting executive management in the development of a corporate strategy for business growth and for overseeing all aspects of daily financial operations. Lankard will also be driving LaGarde's capital acquisition efforts by exploring strategic partnerships, private investment, bank financing, venture capital and a public offering.
"I'm very excited to join a company with a proven product in a market segment with such rapid financial and industrial growth potential as e-commerce," said Lankard. "I look forward to helping LaGarde manage this growth as it moves to the forefront of the e-commerce tools market."
Lankard has a unique combination of leadership experience and expertise both in the commercial software industry and in the financial industry. Lankard served for three years as Executive Vice President, Director and Partner of Suntell, a banking software applications manufacturer. In addition to solid experience in the commercial software industry, Lankard has over 15 years experience in corporate banking, having served as Chief Executive Officer of the First National Bank of St. Marys, Kansas St. Marys is a city in Pottawatomie County, Kansas approximately 20 miles west of Topeka on U.S. Highway 24. The population was 2,198 at the 2000 census. History , and having had a 14-year tenure with Mercantile Relating to trade or commerce; commercial; having to do with the business of buying and selling; relating to merchants.
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"Lankard's appointment to the position of Chief Financial Officer marks LaGarde's move toward the next stage of growth for the company," said Bob LaGarde, Founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of LaGarde. "Duane's primary responsibility will be to position the company for execution of its long-range plan to assume a dominant position in the global market for e-commerce products and services."
LaGarde, Inc. (www.lagarde.com) is an e-commerce software development firm headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas Lawrence, Kansas
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See : Massacre . Its focus is to provide business applications software for the Internet, and its StoreFront suite of e-commerce solutions has been providing web merchants and developers with powerful e-commerce tools since 1998. The StoreFront suite powers more than 10,000 web stores in over 70 countries and includes StoreFront development software for Microsoft Access A database program for Windows, available separately or included in the Microsoft Office suite. Access is programmable using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Access can read Paradox, dBASE and Btrieve files, and using ODBC, Microsoft SQL Server, SYBASE SQL Server and Oracle data. , SQL Server An earlier relational DBMS from Sybase and from Microsoft. Sybase introduced SQL Server in 1988 for various Unix versions. In that same year, with help from IBM, Sybase created an OS/2 version that Microsoft licensed and branded as Microsoft SQL Server. , and Oracle.