WebTrends ist wieder mit einer neuen Information in aller Munde. Leider, wie bei der letzten (WebTrends ohne Management) wieder keine gute
Hier die englische Info aus dem Portland Business Journal:
Beleaguered Web analytics company WebTrends has laid off 40 people, or about 12 percent of its total employee base.
The workforce reduction took place Tuesday morning, said interim CEO Bruce Coleman. The reductions, mostly in accounting, marketing and other corporate functions, leave WebTrends with about 295 employees.
Coleman did not have an exact number of employees laid off in Portland, where WebTrends is headquartered. The company also has offices in Great Britain, Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia. Nobody was laid off in Europe, Coleman said.
The reductions are the latest development in a series of upheavals for WebTrends. CEO Greg Drew and three other executives were asked to leave at the end of October. Coleman, a career interim CEO, was installed to evaluate the company and make other changes as needed.
Another executive, chief marketing officer Tim Kopp, was replaced about a week ago by Kathleen Brush, an interim marketing executive who has worked with Coleman at 10 other companies.
Coleman said that workforce cuts were made to get WebTrends to positive cash flow.
WebTrends, once a high-flying publicly traded company, was sold for $94 million by onetime parent, NetIQ Inc. of California, to San Francisco private equity firm Francisco Partners in early 2005. Last month’s management changes were made at the behest of Francisco Partners.
Even as it’s cutting employees, WebTrends is hiring, said Coleman. The company is seeking a vice president of business development, as well as a permanent CEO and a top marketing executive to eventually replace Brush.
So deutlich und verzweifelt wurde glaube ich in einer Meldung noch nie über den dringenden Bedarf an neuen Managern gesprochen. Die nächsten Wochen werden wohl weitere Erkenntnisse zu WebTrends bringen; und ob die Gerüchte wahr sind, dass Omniture WebTrends ebenfalls übernehmen will.