AppDynamics Appoints New VP of Product Marketing and CFO
February 06, 2015
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Kalyan Ramanathan joined AppDynamics as VP of Product Marketing.

Ramanathan brings over 20 years of experience in software and marketing to AppDynamics. He most recently served as CMO at Crittercism, a provider of mobile application performance management (mAPM) solutions. Ramanathan brings to AppDynamics a deep understanding of the mobile ecosystem and the broader IT operations market.

Prior to Crittercism, Ramanathan served as VP of Marketing at Electric Cloud, a DevOps automation leader, and as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Opsware/HP, where he oversaw marketing for HP’s data center automation and application performance management suite. Prior to Opsware, Ramanathan led product marketing and product management at Collation (acquired by IBM) and Portal Software (acquired by Oracle). Ramanathan began his career at Intel and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“Today’s businesses depend on software applications to drive growth and efficiencies in the marketplace,” said Ramanathan. “AppDynamics, with its proven, integrated suite of application and mobile performance and analytics solutions, is in a unique position to provide the intelligence to optimize all aspects of application engagement and revenue. I am thrilled to join the AppDynamics team and bring these game-changing solutions to the market.”

“As we continue to transform the enterprise software market with our powerful application intelligence platform, we are scaling up the team with recognized industry leaders that bring a track record of functional and domain-area success,” said Jyoti Bansal, founder and CEO at AppDynamics. “Ramanathan joins us at a time when applications are now central to the business success of the customers we serve, and mobile has reached the tipping point of being critical to the customer experience. I am thrilled to have a stellar and seasoned product marketing executive such as Ramanathan join our executive team to help lead this important effort. He has over 20 years experience in bringing ground-breaking new technologies to market, and that’s exactly what we look forward to him doing here at AppDynamics.”

Randy Gottfried joined AppDynamics as CFO, reporting to founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal. Gottfried will succeed Walter Berger, who resigned late last year.

To assist in the transition, Berger will remain with AppDynamics through the end of March. Gottfried is charged with managing the financial growth strategy and internal operations functions of AppDynamics as it expands globally and continues to rapidly penetrate the $30+ billion IT operations management and analytics markets.

Gottfried is a seasoned technology executive with a proven track record building high-growth businesses, managing rapidly expanding operations, and driving successful initial public offerings. Most recently, Gottfried was CFO and COO of Riverbed Technology, where he worked from from 2004 until 2013. Prior to Riverbed, Gottfried held a variety of senior finance roles at Inktomi and Sybase.

“Everything we do at AppDynamics is oriented to creating a more rewarding customer experience. As we continue to rapidly innovate and serve a much wider set of customers and market segments, Gottfried brings an impeccable track record of scaling large-scale business operations and a wealth of experience in the public markets,” said Jyoti Bansal. “We are thrilled to have Gottfried join us at such a pivotal point in our company’s growth.”

Bansal continued, “On behalf of the entire company, our board and investors, we thank Berger for his valuable counsel and outstanding leadership. He offered us a wealth of experience ensuring AppDynamics’ financial strength and implementing our strategy during a period of exceptional growth. We wish him the very best in the next phase of his career.

“The progress we have made at AppDynamics has been nothing short of phenomenal. I am grateful for the experience along with the relationships I have enjoyed since joining the company” said Berger. “I look forward to observing the company’s continued growth and successfully executing on the strategy we put in place.”

“AppDynamics has created a powerful technology foundation focused on an incredible market opportunity,” said Gottfried. “I’m thrilled and honored to join the team and to help shape the next phase of growth. The pace of innovation here is fierce, the execution world-class, and the quality and culture of the team is an inspiration.”

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