SAN FRANCISCO – March 3, 2010 – AppDynamics, Inc., the next-generation Application Performance Management (APM) company, today announced the appointment of Frank Swain as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Swain is responsible for building the worldwide sales organization, expanding the company’s growing base of satisfied customers, and delivering exceptional value to companies already using the AppDynamics solution.
Mr. Swain brings to AppDynamics over 25 years of sales and executive leadership selling IT, cloud, and application performance management solutions. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Mr. Swain was Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Makara; before that, he was SVP of Worldwide Sales at Splunk, where he built a worldwide sales organization and grew revenues from $500,000 to $35 million in three years. In addition, Mr. Swain ran Worldwide Channels for Wily Technology and was Global Account Manager for Mercury Interactive.
Mr. Swain said, “I joined AppDynamics because the company’s innovative technology breaks all the rules that usually apply to application performance management. Instead of being costly and hard-to-use, the AppDynamics solution is simple to configure and deploy, goes both wide and deep across distributed applications, and is beloved by every IT operations professional that encounters it. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to sell a world-class product and build a world-class organization to serve our customers.”
AppDynamics recently emerged from stealth and announced the availability of its AppDynamics 2.0 product, a best-of-class application performance management solution with groundbreaking features such as dynamic baselines and cloud orchestration. The company also highlighted the success of key customers such as Priceline.com and Yap. Tapping Mr. Swain to lead the company’s sales efforts signals the next phase of the company’s growth as it continues to change the game for managing distributed Java and .NET applications in cloud, virtual, and physical environments.
“Frank Swain’s track record speaks for itself – he has mastered the customer-centric, frictionless sales strategy that perfectly complements AppDynamics’ product strategy of building extremely intuitive and simple-to-use products,” said Jyoti Bansal, AppDynamics Founder & CEO. “The addition of Frank to our executive team will help us scale faster than ever as we bring a new, dynamic way of managing distributed applications to IT professionals across the globe.”
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