Leading Platform as a Service Appoints Bridget Gleason VP Sales for EMEA Region
SAN FRANCISCO & DUBLIN – June 27, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced it has expanded its EMEA operations and appointed Bridget Gleason as VP Sales, EMEA. In her new role, Gleason will continue to build the company’s presence in the EMEA region and is responsible for supporting the growing Engine Yard customer base and establishing new partnerships.
Gleason joins the Engine Yard EMEA team after two years as VP Sales of the Americas for Engine Yard where she focused on helping customers to learn about the benefits of running applications in the cloud and successfully deploying on the Engine Yard PaaS in order to grow their businesses. Gleason built strong relationships with customers by helping them get the most out of working with Engine Yard through sales, support and professional services. She previously served as Director of Business Development at Tap In Systems, where she was responsible for sales and creating partner relationships, and has also held sales and business development roles at BLG Consulting Group, Akasha Group, and Dagaz Solutions. Gleason was also founder and president of Summit Group Consulting.
“Engine Yard continues to experience increased demand worldwide for its PaaS offerings,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “Bridget has successfully led the Americas sales team to work in partnership with customers and help them to innovate faster and grow their businesses. We’re confident that she will build a great team and continue to educate customers about the benefits Engine Yard PaaS provides to companies ranging from startups to enterprises.”
“Engine Yard already holds a strong position in EMEA, and in my new role I will continue to encourage partners and customers to focus on building great applications by working with Engine Yard and running their apps in the cloud,” said Gleason. “As the industry standard for PaaS, Engine Yard is uniquely positioned to offer this market unmatched technical expertise and reliability. I look forward to working with customers and partners and expanding our presence in the EMEA open source community.”
About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering software application innovation more rapidly, easily and cost effectively. With deep technical expertise, powerful infrastructure orchestration, strong support of the open source community, and world-class service, Engine Yard provides a complete commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard 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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