CollabNet Names Jan Liband as Vice President of Marketing to Accelerate Company Growth after New Equity Investment
Liband’s 20 years of industry experience will help CollabNet leverage its added resources to address growing market opportunity for enabling enterprises to become more agile at scale
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 16, 2014 – CollabNet®, a leader in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for agile software delivery at scale, today announced Jan Liband as its new vice president of marketing. He brings more than 20 years of high-tech software marketing experience to CollabNet, and will help leverage the company’s recent equity investment from Vector Capital to grow its enterprise agile development market leadership. Liband will lead strategic planning, positioning and programs as CollabNet helps customers modernize their application development practices, including enterprise open source, Agile, DevOps and cloud-based development and deployment.
“Our customers face growing competitive and internal pressures every day that mandate faster delivery of quality software,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “Jan’s strong application development market experience will be invaluable in helping CollabNet to grow and serve even more organizations seeking to streamline their application delivery efforts.”
Liband has more than 20 years of application development marketing experience, previously working for Embarcadero Technologies, VA Software, Wind River and several other Silicon Valley firms. His marketing background encompasses all facets of modern marketing, and his track record for growing enterprise development communities aligns with CollabNet’s approach to offering TeamForge as an enterprise-wide collaborative software delivery platform. He is a noted thought leader within the application development tools industry, and has additional experience in enterprise collaboration, data management, SaaS/Cloud, mobile and embedded device software. He has a proven track record driving growth for firms ranging from VC-backed start-ups to established, publicly-held firms.
“As agile practices move from small localized teams to enterprise-wide initiatives, CollabNet’s TeamForge ALM platform, agile expertise and experience in enterprise open source make it uniquely well positioned to help companies become more agile at scale,” said Liband. “With Vector Capital’s backing, CollabNet is poised for strong growth and I’m excited to join at this exciting time.”
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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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