PaaS Leader Drives Cloud Innovation with Continued Investment in Product Vision
SAN FRANCISCO – June 11, 2013 –Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced that Rob Walters has been appointed as the company’s new CTO. Walters will play a major role in shaping the company’s technology strategy as Engine Yard continues its worldwide expansion in the growing cloud market.
“Rob brings a breadth of strategic experience from his management roles at leading infrastructure providers,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “His deep understanding of how companies are leveraging the cloud will be very valuable as we continue to drive greater innovation through our cloud application platform.”
A proven leader of product management, marketing and engineering teams in the cloud and enterprise software markets, Walters has more than 20 years experience working for major international firms. Most recently he spent three years as vice president of Cloud Product, Managed Services at Sungard Availability Services, a Fortune 500 company with revenues of more than $1 billion. Prior to joining Sungard, Walters was general manager of the Cloud Services & Storage and Data Protection Business Units at The Planet, which merged with SoftLayer in 2010. His career also includes product management roles at Rackspace Hosting Inc., Hewlett-Packard, EMC Corp. and American Express. Walters earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Westminster and a Master’s of Science degree in Computing Science from University of London, both located in London, U.K. He also earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree in High Tech Marketing from Cornell University.
“Engine Yard is leading the industry in improving the way companies of all sizes develop apps and use cloud resources,” said Walters. “The company has a great strategy and is providing a complete platform as a service to customers, including innovative startups, leading enterprises, and design agencies. I’m excited to play a role in driving further advancements in our products during this dynamic time.”
About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard delivers a trusted, complete application cloud and expert developer support that enables organizations 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, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon.
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