SAN FRANCISCO – August 28, 2013 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), announced that Jim Burleigh, who brings more than 25 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the technology market, has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Burleigh will be responsible for the company’s sales, marketing, alliances, product management and support functions, as Engine Yard continues to meet the needs of its expanding customer base and delivers on its vision for a flexible, modular cloud application platform.
“Engine Yard is clearly focused on bringing greater flexibility and choice to the cloud, and we’ve been delivering on our vision with significant enhancements to our cloud application platform,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “With his broad experience, Jim will play an integral role in driving the company’s move into new markets and expanding our product and service offerings.”
Burleigh has executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and product roles at a broad range of successful technology companies. Prior to joining Engine Yard, he was CEO of Cloud9, a provider of sales forecasting and big data analytics solutions. Earlier in his career, Burleigh served as a senior executive at Navis, where he founded the subsidiary SmartTurn and ultimately served as CEO when the company was spun off into an independent entity. SmartTurn was sold to RedPrairie, where Burleigh was senior vice president until joining Cloud9. He was the sixth employee at Salesforce.com, where he served as vice president of Business Development and vice president of Marketing and Product Management. Burleigh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.
“This is an exciting time to be at Engine Yard, as the company is executing on its aggressive vision to redefine the way apps are built, deployed and managed in the cloud,” Burleigh said. “I look forward to helping our customers achieve business success by giving them the freedom to focus on innovating and building great apps.”
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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