Roger Craig VP TIBCO
February 5, 2012 by staff
Roger Craig VP TIBCO, Known as the high-stepping former running back for the San Francisco 49ers, Roger Craig has signed a contract to become a business development director and spokesperson for TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) of Palo Alto, Calif., a leading provider of real-time e-business software for the Internet.
Craig, who holds the Super Bowl record for the most points scored with three touchdowns in Super Bowl XIX and who was the first NFL player to rush for 1,000 yards and receive 1,000 yards in the same season, is working as part of TIBCO’s TIBCO.net group. This group provides software and services to leading Internet portal sites, including CBS Sportsline, Yahoo, AOL/Netscape, Reuters, AltaVista and mySAP.com.
“We are extremely excited to have Roger Craig join the TIBCO team,” said Vivek Ranadive, chairman and CEO of TIBCO Software. “Roger is a class act. His stature as one of the greatest athletes of all time, combined with his spirit and ‘get the job done’ attitude, will benefit both TIBCO and our customers.”
In addition to his duties at TIBCO, Craig is a sought-after motivational speaker. He has appeared on a variety of television talk shows, including Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight. He is also involved in various charity activities, including the United Way and Children’s Hospital.
“TIBCO already has a winning team and is in the process of building a true Internet dynasty,” said Craig. “I’m proud to be a member of another great team.”
NFL MVP to Crown NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Champ
Craig is scheduled to present the winner of the popular NBA.com Slam Dunk competition with the winning $50,000 check from HoopsTV.com. The slam dunk competition, to take place Saturday, February 12th at The Arena in Oakland, Calif., is being held in conjunction with the 49th Annual NBA All-Star Game, scheduled for Sunday, February 13th. This year’s game will be televised on NBC and in 205 countries around the world, in 42 different languages.
About Roger Craig
Roger Craig is best known as the high-stepping running back for the World Champion San Francisco 49ers. He led the NFL in receptions by a running back with 92. As a 49er, Craig went on to win a total of three Super Bowls and play in a record 11 consecutive playoffs — the only player to accomplish this feat. He made the Pro-Bowl five times earning All-Pro honors four times. Craig was the NFL MVP in 1988 as well as the Sports Illustrated Player of the Year. He was also named to the Team of the Decade. In 1998 and 1999 Craig was nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Craig and his wife Vernessia have five children: Damesha, Rometra, Rogdrick, Alexander and Nia-Jai. Vernessia owns an organic grocery store/coffee shop called “Menloville”, located in Menlo, Calif. His oldest daughter, Damesha, 19, is currently a scholarship athlete on the UCLA track team. Daughter Rometra, 17, was rated among the USA Today top 25 female high school basketball players and was selected as the California State Athlete of the Year. The leading scorer for state champion Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif., Rometra will attend Duke University this fall.
About TIBCO Software
TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading provider of real-time infrastructure software for the Internet and enterprise. Recently ranked by IDC as the number one provider in the Businessware category, TIBCO’s products and services enable computer applications and platforms to communicate efficiently across networks, including the Internet. The TIB/ActiveEnterprise product suite facilitates the distribution of information and integration of business processes by connecting applications to a network through patented technology called The Information Bus(R) or TIB(R). TIB technology was first used to “digitize” Wall Street and has been adopted in diverse industries, including manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, and electronic commerce. TIBCO Software’s global client base includes Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, NEC, 3Com, AT&T, Philips, and Netscape. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO Software can be reached at 650-846-1000 or on the Web at http://www.tibco.com
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