Interesting move; from 1996 Peter Gyenes ran Vmark which became Ardent, then sold it to Informix in 2000 and a year later helped sell the Informix database business to IBM - leaving him to run the ETL rump which was renamed Ascential.
Last year Ascential itself was sold to IBM (see IBM Purchases Ascential Software".
And now finally he has joined the board at WebMethods. Well, he should be able to teach them a trick or two about M&A. WEBM in play perhaps?