Sierra Ventures Partner and Former Oracle Executive Bring In-Depth Enterprise Expertise to Appcelerator
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Jan 18, 2013) – Today, Appcelerator®, provider of a leading enterprise mobile development solution, announced the appointments of Gamiel Gran as Vice President of Business Development and Neeraj Gupta as Vice President of Engineering. Gran, a Sierra Ventures partner who previously led channel efforts at IBM, Oracle and BEA, and Gupta, a twenty-year software industry veteran recognized for his expertise in translating business objectives into engineering execution, will further fuel the company’s explosive momentum in the enterprise mobility market.
“The incredible opportunity in this market is directly similar to the markets that I witnessed at Oracle and BEA in their early stages; both of these market leaders reached success with broad partner ecosystems,” said Gran. “Appcelerator has already amassed a large partner community — the combined strengths of Appcelerator’s mobile platform and the closely aligned partner community have positioned Appcelerator in perhaps the most competitively distinct position.”
Gran’s access to a unique and highly influential network of CIOs and CTOs presents Appcelerator with new opportunities in the enterprise market. For the past 5 years he has led the Sierra Ventures CIO Advisory Board of more than ninety Fortune 500 CIOs and CTOs. With access to seasoned leaders from companies like eBay, Facebook, and Merck, as well as cutting-edge entrepreneurs, Gran is a constant participant in the collective conversation on achieving true mobility in the enterprise.
Gupta notes, “Mobility is the mover of the decade, and Appcelerator already has the vision, the community and the technology to drive it. Aligning this to satisfy business imperatives that are growing by leaps and bounds will give customers and partners the confidence they need to plunge ahead.”
Intimately familiar with enterprise technology needs, Gupta led software development at Oracle for a decade before his most recent role as VP of Engineering for mobile development startup Particle Code. There, he founded the company’s engineering division, experience he will leverage as he enhances Appcelerator’s processes and manages and expands Appcelerator’s global platform engineering team.
“As enterprise executives have realized the need for comprehensive mobile strategies and a mobile-first platform, we have continued to experience tremendous growth,” said Appcelerator CEO Jeff Haynie. “Gamiel and Neeraj both bring the exact skills needed to solidify our leadership position in the enterprise. With Gamiel’s powerful network of customers and partners and Neeraj’s deep technical expertise, I foresee even more impressive growth in our future.”
Appcelerator is the leading mobile development platform of choice for thousands of enterprises including eBay, Merck, Mitsubishi Electric, NBC, PayPal and Ray-Ban, as they become mobile-first organizations. With more than 50,000 mobile applications deployed on 110 million devices, Appcelerator’s award-winning open source development platform (Titanium) and Appcelerator Cloud Services are used to create native apps across multiple devices including iOS, Android, Windows and BlackBerry, as well as hybrid and HTML5 mobile web. Customers who standardize on Appcelerator’s solutions get to market 70 percent faster and achieve a significant competitive advantage. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 400,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and strategic partners including SAP and Cognizant. For more information visit www.appcelerator.com
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