"I read Andy Grove's 'Only the Paranoid Survive,' and I continue to subscribe to that--in fact, I'll look right behind me right now! I think you always got to be scared and aware of your competition, of the market, and be in a continual state of figuring out where you are going to take the company next. Resting on your laurels, resting on your successes, resting on good financial performance, is a real dangerous thing to do. I think you got to be always looking forward at what you are going to do next and be paranoid of all those around you who could change those results." -- Robert Farrell
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Robert J. Farrell serves in the role of president and CEO. Before joining EDGAR® Online, he was chairman and CEO of Metastorm, a global provider of business process management software and solutions, where he grew the company from a start-up to an established firm with revenues of $75 million, recently overseeing the sale of the company to Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX). Prior to Metastorm, Mr. Farrell was president of the Americas region for Mercator Software, a NASDAQ-listed provider of enterprise application integration software. In this capacity, Mr. Farrell directed Mercator’s operational and sales activities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and South America. Mr. Farrell was also chief operating officer at LeadingSide, where he led day-to-day operations for the global provider of knowledge-driven information retrieval and also served as executive vice president of international operations at Computer Horizons (NASDAQ: CHRZ), a worldwide provider of IT services and solutions to Fortune 1000 and government organizations. Earlier in his career, he held positions at several large organizations including E. F. Hutton, American Express and Grumman Data Systems.