SOURCE: Cfengine


October 21, 2013 08:00 ET

CFEngine Appoints Mahesh Kumar as Vice President of Marketing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2013) - CFEngine Inc., DevOps pioneer and leader in IT Automation software for virtual and cloud environments, today announced the appointment of Mahesh Kumar to the post of Vice President Product Marketing. With this addition to its executive team CFEngine continues to increase its investments to provide an integrated automation platform that enables continuous deployment and continuous operations across on-premise infrastructure and heterogeneous clouds.

Adrian Hall, President and CEO at CFEngine, said: "I am delighted to announce the addition of Mahesh Kumar to the CFEngine management team. Mahesh brings deep industry experience building and leading teams in the enterprise software space. As CFEngine continues to rapidly scale its number of customers and partners, the company is becoming the preferred solution to automate application release processes on private, public and hybrid clouds. A substantial opportunity lies ahead for CFEngine and Mahesh's rich experience as an IT and business veteran, will help immensely in the future success of CFEngine."

Mahesh Kumar, Vice President of Product Marketing
Most recently Mahesh was at VMware where he led Product and Competitive Marketing for the company's Cloud Operations offerings. In this role he was responsible for creating and executing the go to market strategy for cloud management technologies with a specific focus on Cloud Operations. He was also instrumental in helping VMware enter new markets by launching new category specific software products focused on IT Operations analytics.

Prior to VMware, Mahesh held leadership roles spanning R&D, Product Management and Product Marketing at Dell and Symantec. He holds an MBA from Duke University, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Materials Science from the Colorado School of Mines.

ABOUT CFEngine: CFEngine®, Inc., a pioneer in IT automation enables organizations to become more agile and thrive in the Cloud Era by radically simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT infrastructure and applications. With CFEngine, some of the largest IT organizations provision resources and deploy new applications orders of magnitude faster, while ensuring continuous availability, security and compliance in large-scale, very dynamic and highly complex environments. CFEngine has users in more than 100 countries, including many of the world's largest financial organizations such as JPMC, as well as companies like IBM, eBay, Cisco, Qualcomm, AMD, US Navy, US Department of Energy, NASA AT&T, Chevron and LinkedIn. Learn more today at