CollabNet CEO Flint Brenton Named Executive of the Year by the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards

Brenton recognized for driving company vision and growing sales through delivering new product innovations and building high-caliber executive team

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Feb. 7, 2017CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development and release management, announced that its CEO Flint Brenton was selected by the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards as Executive of the Year in the IT software category. This award recognizes executives for their contributions to the industry and impact on their organizations.

Under Brenton’s leadership, the company has enjoyed accelerating growth rates for both revenue and profitability, while achieving record earnings for the past two years. In parallel, the company has set the stage for future growth by delivering powerful innovative solutions in the fast-growing DevOps marketplace. Solid increases in customer satisfaction drove renewal rates to an all-time record, exceeding 92 percent for the year.

The company’s passionate commitment to innovation led to other awards in 2016, including a Best of Interop Award in the applications category for innovation in application lifecycle management and DevOps. It was also recognized in the SD Times 100 List for the 13th consecutive year as Best in Show in the application lifecycle management and development tools category.  

Brenton has also led the company in giving back to the community, pioneering a partnership with #YesWeCode. This Dream Corps initiative helps to provide technology training for young adults in communities of color. Brenton’s vision for donating Agile training classes, certifying Coding Corps members as ScrumMasters and developing community college curriculums has inspired the company with a spirit of generosity and incredible enthusiasm for these initiatives.

“We congratulate Flint on his win. Under Flint’s leadership CollabNet achieved record performance in 2016,” said Rob Amen, Managing Director at Vector Capital and a member of the CollabNet Board of Directors. “Flint has guided CollabNet forward in innovation, productivity, sales and revenue. Flint’s performance and leadership – his dedication, enthusiasm and vision for the company – are deserving of this honor.”

“Flint works tirelessly leading CollabNet to execute on new strategies based on customer and market feedback. He has established a strong team and repositioned the organization to compete and succeed. We congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Jason Liu, CEO of SAVO, and a member of the CollabNet Board of Directors.

In addition to CEO of CollabNet, Brenton is an operating partner at Vector Capital. He also holds a seat on the board of the Software and Services Division of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).

“Flint drives innovation. He guided the recent launch of the company’s major new DevOps product, as well as an important partnership in which CollabNet embedded Clarive's application release automation software,” said Bill Portelli, Managing Director and Partner at CEO Quest and Chairman of the CollabNet Board of Directors. “I’m extremely impressed with how CollabNet and Flint are tackling customers’ complex challenges and delivering technological advances to improve how organizations develop software.”

Each year the Golden Bridge Awards honors the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in multiple categories, including information technology services and products, executives and mentors of the year, and marketing and PR initiatives. For a full list of winners and details about the categories in which nominees competed, please visit http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com/world/.

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About the Golden Bridge Awards

Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peer recognition program honoring the best companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin-America. They honor best products, innovations, management and teams, women in business and the professions, and PR and marketing campaigns from all over the world. These awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

About CollabNet

CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed. CollabNet is a winner of the 2016 Best of Interop Award, a Best in Show winner in the application lifecycle management and development tools category of the SD Times 100 for 13 consecutive years, and a gold winner of the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards. CollabNet offers innovative solutions, consulting, and Agile training services. The company proudly supports more than 10,000 customers with 6 million users in 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.collabnet.com.

Press Release
February 07, 2017