Open Harbor announced the appointment of John T. Herlihy as chief financial officer. In this role, Herlihy will develop a robust infrastructure to support aggressive growth and will lead key initiatives designed to enhance the company’s business model. He will have direct responsibility for all aspects of finance, planning, human resources, legal and investor relations. He brings a definitive understanding of global business having previously led both finance and operations for the international divisions of a number of NASDAQ quoted high-technology companies.

Herlihy comes to Open Harbor with 16 years of experience in all areas of finance, operation control, profit and loss management, acquisition integration, contract negotiations, strategic planning and global business. His significant global experienced was gained at KPMG, Oracle Corporation, Adobe Systems, PeopleSoft and Epiphany where he managed financial responsibilities across international operations.

“We are very pleased to welcome John to Open Harbor’s executive team,” said Bill Walsh, chief executive officer at Open Harbor. “More and more companies are looking to global trade management solutions to streamline trade activities and secure global supply chains to increase their profitability. As we continue to meet the growing demand for Open Harbor’s solutions and services, we will look to John for his financial leadership and experience in building the infrastructure to create a global company.”

Open Harbor continues to demonstrate its leadership role in the global trade management industry and was recently named as a “Top 100 Logistics Provider” for the second year in a row by Inbound Logistics magazine. The company was recognized for its Web services technology and real-time global trade content, which now includes eight new European Union (EU) countries, including Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia, and Russia, a key strategic partner of the EU.