Industry Veteran Bolsters Strategic Management Team, Supports Engine Yard Rapid Global Growth
SAN FRANCISCO – November 10, 2011 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced the appointment of Mark Gaydos as vice president of marketing. In this role, Gaydos will be responsible for global marketing strategy, corporate communications, as well as corporate messaging and branding.
“The Engine Yard PaaS delivers a commercial grade solution with deep expertise and support that relieves developers from managing infrastructure complexity and allows them to focus on delivering high-impact applications,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “Mark brings a strong track record of success and understanding of how to build fast-growing companies. His deep experience across technology, high-growth startups and large enterprises will be an asset as we continue to grow and expand our leadership in the PaaS market.”
Gaydos joins Engine Yard with more than 20 years of enterprise marketing experience. Prior to Engine Yard, he was vice president of worldwide marketing at VirtuOz. He has also held various marketing roles at successful technology companies, including Oracle, SAP, Tripwire and Comergent.
“The Engine Yard solution is already helping thousands of the fastest growing companies deploy and maintain applications in the cloud, enabling them to focus on innovating and providing more value to their customers,” said Mark Gaydos, Vice President of Marketing. “Engine Yard is experiencing tremendous growth due to its customers’ success, and I’m excited to be part of the Engine Yard team as we continue to drive innovation in PaaS.”
About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS). With deep expertise in Ruby on Rails and PHP, combined with powerful orchestration, deep community involvement and world-class service, Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard for agile deployment and scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.
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