Electric Cloud Names Bill Schmitt Vice President of Business Development

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Electric Cloud®, a leading provider of software production management solutions, today announced that Bill Schmitt has joined the company’s management team as vice president of business development. Bill brings over 20 years of business development, marketing and strategy experience to help build and grow Electric Cloud’s ecosystem of strategic partners in the software development market and to accelerate the company’s expansion into new vertical markets.

Electric Cloud’s award-winning software production management solution helps companies achieve substantial productivity and quality gains in their software development process. The company’s expanding list of partners can help customers across a broad range of industries to build, test, package and deploy software as an integrated part of an efficient, repeatable, and transparent process.

“We’ve established a dominant position in software production management within several vertical markets, and we are looking to quickly leverage this success and extend our leadership into other markets through strategic partnerships,” said Mike Maciag, Electric Cloud’s CEO. “Bill is uniquely qualified to drive this effort, with strong business development experience and depth in the software development market. We are pleased to have Bill on board as part of Electric Cloud’s growing management team.”

Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Bill Schmitt was vice president of corporate business development for Borland Software, where he helped establish Borland in the Quality/Testing space and built a Java partner ecosystem for their CodeGear division. Bill also designed and built new businesses at Autodesk (ADSK) and Agile Software (AGIL), and he is also a former management consultant for both A.T. Kearney and EDS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and MBA/MMM from the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.

Schmitt commented, “Software production is ripe for optimization as it is a serious bottleneck in many large and small software development organizations. Electric Cloud has superior technology that is applicable across all key software development environments and market segments. The company is in an ideal position to partner with a broad set of companies to comprehensively address critical software development challenges for customers.”

About Electric Cloud: Electric Cloud is the leading provider of software production management solutions that automate, accelerate, and analyze the software development process. These include the software build, package, test and deploy processes. The company’s patented and award-winning solutions improve productivity in the face of increasing product complexity and time-to-market pressures for software delivery. Leading companies such as Qualcomm, Intuit, and LSI Logic rely on Electric Cloud’s Software Production Management solutions to change software production from a liability to a competitive advantage. For customer inquiries please contact Electric Cloud at (650) 968-2950 or http://www.electric-cloud.com.

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