Netezza Corporation today announced that Patrick Scannell has joined the company as CFO. In this role, Scannell will be responsible for overseeing finance and administration. He will work directly with Jit Saxena, co-founder and CEO of Netezza, to set and manage the company’s financial strategy. Netezza’s purpose-built, tera-scale data appliance enables real-time business intelligence (BI) for Fortune 1000 businesses and partners who need faster, more sophisticated data analysis.

Scannell brings more than 25 years experience in finance and operations to Netezza. Most recently he served as CFO of PhotonEx Corporation, a leading provider of next-generation optical systems for core public services networks. Prior to his work at PhotonEx, Scannell was CFO of Silknet Software, a company he took public before orchestrating its sale to Kana, a provider of enterprise customer support and communications applications.

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