Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Appcelerator®, the leading mobile platform company, today announced that Mayfield EIR and former Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) executive Sandeep Johri has joined Appcelerator as its chief operating officer (COO). A veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur and executive, Johri will lead daily operations as the company grows to meet burgeoning enterprise demand.
“We are thrilled to have Sandeep, a proven entrepreneur and executive, join our team and come on board as COO,” said Jeff Haynie, Appcelerator’s CEO. “Sandeep has deep expertise and an exceptional track record in scaling businesses to take advantage of developing market opportunities, which will be critical as Appcelerator scales to meet the massive demand of mobility in the enterprise.”
Johri is a seasoned senior technology executive with more than 20 years of experience in both large corporate and start-up environments. Prior to joining Appcelerator he served as an executive-in-residence at Mayfield Fund, where he focused on opportunities in the enterprise sector, both evaluating potential investments and providing expertise to Mayfield’s portfolio companies.
“As a former Mayfield executive-in-residence, we are thrilled that Sandeep has decided to take on a senior leadership role at Mayfield’s flagship mobile enterprise portfolio company,” said Navin Chaddha, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund. “Sandeep’s track record, deep domain expertise, and unparalleled market access will be a huge asset to Appcelerator as it grows exponentially.”
Most recently, Johri served as vice president of cloud strategy at HP, where he was responsible for implementing the overall strategy for HP’s $57 billion enterprise business, as well as driving the industry and cloud solutions across this business. Prior to this role, Johri was vice president of corporate development for HP Software and the Personal Systems Group, with responsibility for defining growth strategy, identifying and executing acquisitions, spearheading operational improvement programs and implementing strategic partnerships. During his tenure at HP, he led the acquisition and successful integration of 12 software companies collectively valued at more than $7B.
Johri has extensive knowledge of the technology industry, including cloud, infrastructure management, security, SaaS, mobile, media and consumer internet. Prior to HP, he was the CEO and Founder of Oblix (acquired by Oracle), a leading provider of enterprise identity management solutions. Earlier in his career, Johri held management roles at Silicon Graphics and Gemini Consulting. He is currently involved as a board member of or investor in several startups, including Dhingana, a leading Bollywood music service, and Cenzic, a provider of software and SaaS products for Web security.
“Appcelerator is the leading open-source based mobile app platform,” said Johri. “Smart phones and tablets have transformed the mobile consumer experience, yet enterprise mobility is still in its infancy. The consumerization of IT is driving enterprises to become more agile and discover new sources of revenue and customer engagement, and Appcelerator is the company that can get them there. I look forward to working with the Appcelerator team to scale adoption of its platform and reach massive enterprise adoption.”
Johri holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering in Pune, an M.S. in industrial engineering from Wayne State University, and an MBA from Stanford University.
About Appcelerator Appcelerator’s Titanium is the leading mobile platform of choice for thousands of companies who are seizing the mobile opportunity. With more than 35,000 applications deployed on 40 million devices, Appcelerator’s Titanium Platform leverages over 5,000 mobile device and operating system APIs to create native iOS and Android apps as well as HTML5 mobile web apps. Customers who standardize on the Titanium Platform get to market 70% faster and can quickly optimize business results with analytics–driven insights into user behavior and app performance. The open and fully extensible Titanium Platform 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. ACS is pre-integrated into the Titanium Platform and is also separately available for all mobile developers and publishers. Appcelerator’s worldwide ecosystem includes 1.6M developers and hundreds of ISVs and integration partners. Please visit http://www.appcelerator.com.
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