Apigee Appoints Steve Rowland Vice President of Worldwide Sales
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Aug. 2, 2012 – Apigee, the API company, today announced that Steve Rowland, a veteran of global technology sales, has joined the company’s management team as vice president of worldwide sales. Rowland is responsible for driving and managing the global expansion of Apigee's leading API platform as the company meets increasing demand for APIs in the burgeoning "app economy."
"Steve brings decades of experience in technology sales to Apigee, including demonstrated success in leading extremely high growth enterprise software companies in global markets," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO. "He has developed a reputation for building high performing sales organizations centered on a strong go-to-market strategy and operational excellence. We look forward to working with Steve as we take the company to the next level."
Rowland comes to Apigee with more than 20 years of sales and executive management experience. Prior to joining Apigee, he was at Blue Coat Systems, where he led sales as vice president of field operations for regions including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan. Previously, Rowland served as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Workbrain Corporation, which was sold to Infor Global Solutions in 2007. He also spent eight years at BMC Software, where his last role was vice president of sales; he also held sales management positions at Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation.
Rowland commented, "Apigee is perfectly positioned to help all types of companies, from digital natives to traditional brick-and-mortar businesses, address the global explosion of mobility and participate in the rapidly developing app economy. Apigee uniquely enables any business to open up new markets, further monetize their existing data and applications, and create differentiation. Hundreds of the top names in business -- including nearly 20 percent of the Fortune 100 -- have chosen Apigee, and I look forward to joining this incredible team."
Apigee recently announced the completion of a $20 million round of funding. It also announced last month that is has acquired WAC (Wholesale Applications Community) to deliver a unified network API service for telecommunications operators. Through a global partnership with the GSMA, Apigee will provide these services to the nearly 800 GSMA mobile operator members.
Apigee's flagship offering is the Apigee Enterprise API platform, a cloud-based service that helps businesses deliver, manage and measure APIs and the applications built on them. Apigee can reduce the complexity of delivering APIs and building apps, drive developer adoption, provide comprehensive analysis and control of API usage, and helps businesses easily scale as channels grow.
Apigee is the leading provider of API technology and services for enterprises and developers. Hundreds of companies including Walgreens, Netflix, eBay, Pearson, and Gilt Groupe as well as tens of thousands of developers use Apigee to simplify the delivery, management and analysis of APIs. Apigee's global headquarters are in Palo Alto, California, and it also has an office in Bangalore, India and London, England. Learn more at www.apigee.com
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