Google, HP and VMware Executives Join Appcelerator’s Leadership Team to Support Enterprise Demand for Mobile Solutions

Record Sales, Explosive Growth of Appcelerator’s Ecosystem, “Visionary” Status from Gartner, and Top Awards Highlight Momentous Second Quarter for Leading Mobile Platform Company

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. – July 19, 2012 –Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform company, announced the appointment of a trio of top executives from Google, HP, and VMware to its leadership team, as well as record sales, explosive growth of its mobile ecosystem, and a series of industry accolades during the second quarter of 2012.

Appcelerator has appointed Lyla Kuriyan McInerney, formerly of Google, as vice president of marketing; Jonathan Rende, who ran HP Software’s $1 billion application lifecycle management business, as vice president of products; and ex-VMware executive Mark Aronica as vice president of customer success.

Record Sales Quarter: 100 Percent+ Growth

Appcelerator posted a record sales quarter increasing sales more than 100 percent from the same period last year. Enterprise customers span a variety of industries including financial services, oil and gas, retail, technology, entertainment, consulting, and education.  

450 Percent+ Mobile Ecosystem Growth

Appcelerator’s Open Mobile Marketplace continues to rapidly expand with the integration of key mobile ecosystem partners, growing 450 percent in less than one year. Developers now have access to more than 250 third-party offerings including strategic independent software vendor (ISV) partners including InMobi (mobile ad network), uTest (testing services), and emerging technologies such as Geoloqi (location-based services), and Inneractive (mobile ad exchange).

“Visionary” Status from Gartner

Also in the second quarter of 2012, Gartner announced that it positioned Appcelerator in the Visionary Quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms” (MADP) report, published April 26, 2012.  This further validates Appcelerator’s approach to building the next generation mobile platform.

Appcelerator Accolades

Appcelerator continues to gain global recognition as the leading mobile platform provider, as evidenced by a litany of awards. In the second quarter alone, Appcelerator garnered the following corporate accolades:

  • “Company of the Year” as proclaimed by AlwaysOn OnMobile
  • #2 Open-Source Company, ranked by Momentum Index
  • “Top 100 Most Promising Private Companies in the Mobile Sector” by OnMobile
  • Top 100 Winner recognized by Red Herring
  • “Top Startup” honored by 2012 TiE50

Appcelerator’s integrated mobile platform, Titanium™, which is used by more than 300,000 mobile developers to build native, hybrid and HTML5 mobile apps, has also been lauded for industry awards in 2012, including in the second quarter:

  • Titanium™ Integrated Mobile Platform awarded the internationally renowned Edison Award for Innovation.
  • Titanium awarded the Mobility Award in the “Mobile Software: Application Development (Consumer)” category by MobileTrax.
  • Titanium awarded the CTIA Emerging Technology Award: Enterprise & Vertical Market Solution.

“I’m thrilled with such massive results in terms of leadership team appointments, sales and ecosystem growth, and prestigious industry awards.  We are in an unrivaled position to address the exploding demand we are seeing in the market for Appcelerator’s mobile solutions,” said Jeff Haynie, CEO of Appcelerator.  “We are humbled by our ability to attract top talent from several of the most prestigious technology companies in the world.”

Expanding, Enterprise-Savvy Leadership Team

Vice president of marketing, Lyla Kuriyan McInerney joins Appcelerator from Google, where she managed the consumer operations teams responsible more than 30 products including Google web search, Chrome, Earth, and Google Maps for Mobile. Prior to Google, Lyla was a vice president of global marketing at SAP and also held marketing and leadership roles at two startups. Lyla has a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an MPP from Harvard University.

Jonathan Rende, vice president of products, is responsible for product management and marketing for Appcelerator’s integrated mobile platform, including Titanium, Titanium Studio, and Appcelerator cloud and analytics products. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for HP Software’s $1 billion application lifecycle management business. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rende has held various product roles at Informix, Lockheed, and Mercury. He holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

As vice president of customer success, Mark Aronica oversees support, consulting, and training at Appcelerator. Mark has more than 20 years of services experience, most recently at VMware, where he helped the organization grow from 300 to 13,000 employees. During his eight-year tenure at VMware, he built its Technical Account Manager program, started its emerging markets services business, and ran services worldwide for its cloud business unit. He grew each program to a more than $30M business and was responsible for the integration of multiple acquisitions. Mark is also an alumnus of Accenture and has a Masters from Harvard University with advanced coursework at MIT.

About Appcelerator

Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 40,000 applications deployed on 50 million devices, Appcelerator’s award-winning Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps, and HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70 percent faster and can quickly optimize business results with analytics-driven insights into user behavior and application performance. Open and fully extensible, Titanium makes it easy to integrate data, content and services from a variety of sources into mobile applications to leverage best-of-breed capabilities. Appcelerator Cloud Services (ACS) provides instant social, location, communication and content features for user-centric mobility. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 300,000 mobile developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Please visit

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