Industry Leader Raghavan joins CollabNet to lead global platform delivery and support
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 16, 2014 — CollabNet®, a leader in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for agile software delivery at scale, today announced Kartik Raghavan as its new senior vice president of world-wide engineering, operations and support. He brings more than 17 years of SaaS-based solution development and market development experience, having previously worked at Serena Software and Oracle. At CollabNet he will lead technical and operations development as it relates to new innovation and customer satisfaction as software organizations leverage its TeamForge ALM platform to achieve enterprise agility.
“As Agile matures and organizations look to extend enterprise agility deeper into production and release, CollabNet continues to build out its management team to help propel the business forward and exceed customer expectations,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “Kartik brings a unique blend of strategic thinking, technical and organizational development experience that will help CollabNet deliver better products to customers and help the business run more effectively. We are very excited to have him join our executive team.”
Raghavan brings deep experience in ideating, defining, developing and launching products through on-premise and SaaS channels. He has more than 17 years of experience leading R&D and product teams for enterprise products in fast-moving environments. Prior to CollabNet, he was vice president of R&D and product officer at Serena Software, responsible for Serena Business Manager (SBM), Release Manager and Service Manager. At Oracle he served as director of engineering for the Siebel and Oracle Fusion product lines. He also led a global development team working on SFA Mobility products (sales for handhelds, laptop sales and Outlook integration) through multiple releases.
“CollabNet has an industry leading track record for ALM within large distributed development environments – a collaborative approach software organizations need to scale agile and move toward DevOps,” said Raghavan. “The opportunity to join CollabNet as it leads the market toward true enterprise agility was perfect for me and my experience growing companies and market share for innovative products,”
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CollabNet® is the creator of Subversion® and a pioneer in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for collaborative agile software delivery at scale. CollabNet provides industry-leading products plus agile consulting and training services to help organizations of all sizes develop and deploy software faster. CollabNet's flagship product, TeamForge®, provides customers with an open and extensible collaborative software development and delivery platform to increase collaboration and application release efficiency across larger, distributed teams. TeamForge users also gain better governance with enhanced visibility and traceability across the software development lifecycle. For smaller teams, CollabNet provides CloudForge®, a cloud-hosted version of Subversion, Git and TeamForge, that enables fast project starts on-demand. CollabNet has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as a SD Times 100 industry innovator and is consistently positioned as a leader within Tier One industry analyst reports, including an Independent Research Firm report on “Application Life Cycle Management Tools.” For more information, please visit www.collab.net.
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