I’m excited to announce that Brian Carr is joining the Appcelerator team as our first Chief Revenue Officer. Brian’s extensive experience selling disruptive technology solutions will be invaluable during this time of rapid growth for Appcelerator.
Brian was most recently the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services at Good Technology, and also held executive sales roles at Synopsys, Clarify and Simplex Solutions. As our CRO, Brian will be responsible for all customer-facing areas, including sales, channels, business development, services, marketing and support for Appcelerator’s U.S. and international operations. You can read more about his bio in our press release here.
We’re really thrilled that Brian is joining the Appcelerator team! Here is a little bit more about him in his own words:
Some of his milestones in 25+ years selling disruptive technologies: “Wow, 25 years! It feels like yesterday when I was at Cadence Design Systems and designers were making the transition from big old CAD systems to Workstations. At that time, I got to run our first Consulting Practice, where we actually did designs for our customers. Believe it or not, back then the concept of outsourcing a design project was totally foreign.”
“While at Synopsys, I got the chance to build a business around a new business model, Intellectual Property, which altered the way companies developed certain components in their products like USB and PCI. It is hard to believe that almost every electronics supplier was building it themselves back then, since now every major electronics company buys some form of IP versus making it.”
“Then at Good, I was at the forefront of the iOS and Android revolution which gave birth to this phenomenon of BYOD. Talk about an industry changer! It was a thrill to work closely with some of the world’s largest companies and see how their business was transformed almost overnight. And while we were at it, we built an incredible team and cracked the code as the first company to scale operations and revenue in enterprise mobility.”
On the future of mobility: “It’s mind boggling the possibilities that mobility brings. Remember when maps on the iPhone didn’t have turn by turn directions? It’s almost unthinkable today. The innovations that App Developers are bringing to market for managing our everyday lives (Evernote), the new business models that are being spurred by mobile apps (Square), and the Enterprise Productivity tools (Box) are all going to grow exponentially over the next few years.”
“Mobile provides the biggest opportunity for enterprises to increase operational efficiency and employee productivity. It will transform the way they engage with their customers, employees and partners. I believe that it is the area with the biggest R.O.I. and will drive true business value. The apps that provide a dazzling user experience will get the lion’s share of user adoption. The ones that miss…not so much.”
“To say that I am unbelievably fired up to help developers and enterprises seize the mobile opportunity is an understatement. I can’t wait to be involved in enabling developers to create the next generation of killer apps…and to see what apps I have on my devices 2 years from now.”
What he loves to do for fun: “I played baseball through college and love sports, both playing and watching. My favorite teams are the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and the San Jose Sharks. I love to play golf, ski, wakeboard and am also a private pilot. I’ve got the world’s greatest wife, three amazing kids and a fourth on the way (I just pray that he/she looks like my wife and not me)!”