CollabNet® Adds Four New Senior Executives with Deep Experience in IT Operations and Software Delivery to Support Growth Strategy around Enterprise Agile and DevOps

CollabNet plans to aggressively grow market share by addressing the increasing need for collaboration, integration and governance as software delivery becomes a unified, automated process

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2016CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software delivery, today announced four new additions to its executive team: Amir Ameri, chief financial officer, Ted Trimble, senior vice president of engineering, Eric Robertson, general manager of DevOps product line and Thomas Hooker, vice president, marketing. The team brings extensive experience building enterprise software and IT automation solutions for companies like Cisco, Tidal Software, and BMC Software. Together with CollabNet CEO Flint Brenton, the company’s new executive team will execute on its growth strategy and mission to allow complex enterprise IT organizations to effectively adopt and scale enterprise open source, Agile and, increasingly, DevOps initiatives.

“Many of the disruptive dynamics happening in software delivery, from the importance of mobile and open source to the rush to DevOps in the wake of Agile, play perfectly to CollabNet’s strengths and to the experience of our newly assembled, world-class executive team,” said CollabNet’s CEO, Brenton. “Having successfully worked together in the past to build software and IT automation category leading companies, I am confident this team will bring an exemplary level of executive leadership that customers and the industry will greatly benefit from.” 

CollabNet has been instrumental in advancing modern software delivery since 1999. It is the creator of Subversion®, a leading open source tool used by millions of developers every day, and a pioneer in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for collaborative, accelerated software development and delivery-at-scale. Its flagship TeamForge ALM platform helps thousands of global enterprises and government agencies improve software delivery by facilitating shorter cycle times, lowering costs and streamlining compliance. It enables a highly collaborative and effective approach to Agile-based application development, delivery and DevOps – giving enterprises control over practices, tools and intellectual property (IP), while transforming software delivery into a process that is transparent, secure, repeatable and cost-effective.

CollabNet’s new executive appointments include:

Amir Ameri, Chief Financial Officer
Ameri is an accomplished financial professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience in finance and management. His background ranges across a number of public and private innovative software (SaaS and enterprise) and networking firms, along with deep international experience. Ameri joins CollabNet from Precise Software, an enterprise software firm in the APM arena, where he served as CFO. Prior to Precise, Ameri was CFO of EnergyConnect, a public SaaS firm where he led the acquisition of the company by Johnson Controls, Inc. He also served as CFO and VP of operations for Aperto Networks, a leading provider of WiMAX broadband wireless access systems and CFO and VP of finance and administration of Resumix, a human skills management software firm, where he led the spin-off and management buyout of the company from parent Ceridian Corporation.

Ted Trimble, Senior Vice President of Engineering
Trimble has more than 25 years of experience managing large enterprise software projects.  He comes from the Cloud and Systems Management Group at Cisco, where as a senior director, he managed Cisco Automation for Cloud, Cisco Cloud Portal, Enterprise Scheduler, Enterprise Orchestrator and Intelligent Automation for SAP products. Previous to Cisco, Ted was part of Tidal Software where he was responsible for managing development, quality assurance, support, and user documentation of all of products. Before that, he was vice president of engineering for the Security, Administration and Migration products business unit of NetIQ Corporation, where he managed the development of products that boosted its quarterly revenue growth by 95 percent within four quarters.  Before NetIQ, Ted spent 14 years at BMC Software, where he was vice president of DB2 Solutions, and prior to that served in various operational and support roles for several large enterprise corporations' Information Technology divisions.

Eric Robertson, General Manager of DevOps Product Line
Robertson is responsible for the DevOps product line at CollabNet. Prior to CollabNet, Eric served as director of services and portfolio management for enterprise solutions at Unisys. Eric joined Cisco through a company acquisition, where he led product management for Cisco’s cloud automation and SAP ALM extension offerings.  Eric has successfully held product development, services and management roles with enterprises and start-ups, and has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Eric holds a patent in the area of virtualization and a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Software Engineering from University of Texas, Austin, and continues to further his research in domain-specific languages and intelligent automation.

Thomas Hooker, Vice President, Marketing
Hooker comes to CollabNet from Covisint, a cloud platform for enabling IoT and identity-centric solutions. Prior to Covisint, he spent five years in marketing at Cisco Systems, and held a variety of marketing positions at Tidal Software, MetaSolv Software and Boole & Babbage/BMC. Throughout his career, Hooker has played an integral role in deploying programs to help grow the businesses and market share. He brings extensive expertise in enterprise software marketing, data center domain, revenue marketing and customer acquisition.

For more information about CollabNet please visit: http://www.CollabNet.com.

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About CollabNet

CollabNet offers organizations of all sizes the platform to accelerate development and delivery of quality software at speed, with its flagship product TeamForge®.  As the creator of Subversion®, CollabNet is a pioneer in open, agile and collaborative solutions. It provides innovative development tools at enterprise scale and Agile consulting and training services. CollabNet services more than 10,000 customers, supporting 6 million users in over 100 countries. It has been recognized for 12 consecutive years as SD Times 100 “Best in Show” winner in the ALM & Dev Tools category. For more information, please visit http://www.CollabNet.com.

Press Release
January 13, 2016