Silicon Valley Veteran Joins Metaforic Board of Directors as Its Chairman
Former Macrovision CEO Bill Krepick to help anti-tamper software company position itself for next phase of growth
Metaforic, a leading provider of anti-tamper solutions, today announced that Bill Krepick, former CEO of Macrovision Corporation, will take on the role of Chairman of the Board of the Metaforic Board of Directors. Krepick is a widely respected and deeply experienced technology executive who brings extensive software security market knowledge to Metaforic. Krepick, who currently serves as a board member on the Company’s advisory board, will assume the position of chairman of the board immediately.
“Bill will be invaluable to us as we head into our next phase of rapid growth,” said Andrew McLennan, CEO, Metaforic. “Bill brings a wealth of real world security market expertise to us that will enable us to scale our company as we deliver solutions that exceed customer expectations. Metaforic’s flagship product is designed to thwart tampering, hacking, and piracy of third party software, games, and embedded systems.”
“Metaforic is one of the most exciting companies I’ve looked at in the last few years,” said Bill Krepick. “They’re off to a fast start in their market and their MetaFortress(TM) product solves one of the most pervasive and serious problems facing the games and software industries today. Having served on their advisory board, I’m very familiar with their technology and approach to the anti-tamper problem. As chairman of the board of directors, I look forward to working closely with Andrew, his team, and the investors during this next phase of the company’s growth.”
Mr. Krepick retired from Macrovision Corporation as its CEO in 2005 after leading the company from a small single technology private company through its IPO in 1997 and transforming Macrovision through internal growth and acquisitions to achieve annual revenues over $200 million and a market cap of over $1 billion. Under his leadership Macrovision evolved from exclusively a content protection company to a broader software value management and digital entertainment enabling company.
Krepick holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he graduated with a BSME (Pi Tau Sigma honors) and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.