Seasoned Silicon Valley Executive to Broaden CloudBees’ Growth Opportunities Through Partnerships and Alliances
WOBURN, MA. - March 7, 2012 - CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced Andrew Lee, former director of strategy and corporate business development at VMware, has joined CloudBees as vice president of business development. In his new role, Lee will lead the business development efforts at CloudBees, helping to shape corporate strategy while establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships and alliances to fuel the company’s growth.
Lee has over 15 years of experience in business development and strategic alliances within the software infrastructure sector. Lee was most recently a principal with Battery Ventures, focusing on the enterprise software and infrastructure sector, including PaaS. Prior to Battery Ventures, he directed corporate development at VMware, leading many of their acquisitions and strategic venture investments. While at VMware, he helped lead the investment in and subsequent acquisition of SpringSource. Through these initiatives, he developed an affinity for application development, deployment and management and realized the inevitability of Platform as a Service as a transformational technology. Previously, Lee worked at Advanced Technology Ventures as an associate; and in venture and M&A advisory at Wasserstein Perella.
“Andrew Lee is a tremendous addition to the CloudBees leadership team. He brings an extensive level of industry knowledge and business development expertise that will drive our growth to the next level in the rapidly growing PaaS market,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder, CloudBees. “Andrew has a proven track record of forging key relationships and we’re excited to have him join CloudBees at this critical point in our company’s evolution.”
“I have known CloudBees since its formation and have always been impressed with the company’s vision, team and technology. I am excited to join this innovative and passionate team, as we deliver superior solutions to our customers with a rich ecosystem of partners,” said Lee. “I look forward to helping drive our continued success.”
CloudBees (www.cloudbees.com) turbo-charges the way Java applications are built and deployed to meet the rapid pace of business in an on-line and increasingly mobile world. By eliminating the friction caused by provisioning, maintaining and administering complex hardware and software infrastructure, we streamline and accelerate the entire Java application lifecycle from development to deployment. The CloudBees platform provides a set of rich services that are easily consumed by developers allowing them to rapidly build and deploy new business applications with zero IT administrative overhead. Our AnyCloud Service Architecture enables those applications to be easily deployed to any public, regional or enterprise cloud environment. CloudBees serves the needs of a wide range of businesses from small startups that want to focus on quickly creating new on-line businesses to large IT organizations that need to rapidly respond to new business application projects.
Backed by Matrix Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of middleware and open source technology professionals.