Engine Yard Names Rob Walters as CTO

Engine Yard Names Rob Walters as CTO 
PaaS Leader Drives Cloud Innovation With Continued Investment in
Product Vision 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 --   Engine Yard, the
leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced that Rob
Walters has been appointed as the company's new CTO. Walters will
play a major role in shaping the company's technology strategy as
Engine Yard continues its worldwide expansion in the growing cloud
market. 
"Rob brings a breadth of strategic experience from his management
roles at leading infrastructure providers," said John Dillon, CEO of
Engine Yard. "His deep understanding of how companies are leveraging
the cloud will be very valuable as we continue to drive greater
innovation through our cloud application platform."  
A proven leader of product management, marketing and engineering
teams in the cloud and enterprise software markets, Walters has more
than 20 years experience working for major international firms. Most
recently he spent three years as vice president of Cloud Product,
Managed Services at Sungard Availability Services, a Fortune 500
company with revenues of more than $1 billion. Prior to joining
Sungard, Walters was general manager of the Cloud Services & Storage
and Data Protection Business Units at The Planet, which merged with
SoftLayer in 2010. His career also includes product management roles
at Rackspace Hosting Inc., Hewlett-Packard, EMC Corp. and American
Express. Walters earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University
of Westminster and a Master's of Science degree in Computing Science
from University of London, both located in London, U.K. He also
earned a Master's of Business Administration degree in High Tech
Marketing from Cornell University. 
"Engine Yard is leading the industry in improving the way companies
of all sizes develop apps and use cloud resources," said Walters.
"The company has a great strategy and is providing a complete
platform as a service to customers, including innovative startups,
leading enterprises, and design agencies. I'm excited to play a role
in driving further advancements in our products during this dynamic
time." 
About Engine Yard
 Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service
empowering developers to plan, build, deploy and manage applications
in the cloud. Providing unmatched control and choice, Engine Yard
delivers a trusted, complete application cloud and expert developer
support that enables organizations to focus on creating great
applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of
customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to
Fortune 500 enterprises, run on Engine Yard. Headquartered in San
Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New
Enterprise Associates, Oracle and Amazon. 
Media Contact
Theresa Maloney
Cogenta Communications for Engine Yard
theresa@cogentacom.com
415-225-5261 
 
 
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