Software industry veteran to take the company to the next level of growth in customers, products
SAN FRANCISCO — October 7, 2014 — Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed software industry veteran and venture capitalist Beau Vrolyk as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Vrolyk has over 35 years of experience building, managing and investing in both early stage and Fortune 500 software and hardware companies. With his extensive operational experience and special focus on development platforms, he is extremely well suited to the task of steering Engine Yard on its continued path of rapid growth and getting new products to market quickly.
“I am looking forward to working with Beau as he brings to Engine Yard valuable experience taking companies through cycles of growth and expansion,” said Engine Yard COO Jim Burleigh. “We are delighted to have him on board as we continue to execute against our core strategy and provide exemplary service to our customers.”
“Engine Yard has a broad customer base and an outstanding reputation for customer support,” Vrolyk said. “I’m eager to take that track record of dedication to customer service to the next level, while providing our customers additional products and services that will expand their use of Engine Yard. The company has an opportunity to grow beyond where it is today, and I’m excited to help us get there.”
Before joining Engine Yard, Vrolyk served as managing director of Vrolyk Ventures, focusing on investments in early-stage technology companies; and as managing director at Warburg Pincus, where he managed investments in the information technology and telecommunications sectors. Previously, he served as CEO of TogetherSoft Corp; CEO of 3ware, Inc.; Senior Vice President of the Product Group at Silicon Graphics, Inc; and Vice President and General Manager at Xerox Corp. He earned his B.A. in philosophy, with a specialty in symbolic logic, from California State University at Northridge.
About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading cloud application management platform empowering developers and DevOps to provision, manage and monitor applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a broad and trusted application cloud and expert support that enables organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.
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