SOURCE: CollabNet

October 15, 2008 08:30 ET

CollabNet® Names 25-Year Software and Technology Veteran as Vice President of Business Development

Jim Ensell Joins Industry Leader to Drive Corporate Alliances and Partnerships

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - CollabNet, the leading provider of solutions for distributed software development and the company behind Subversion®, the world's premier Software Configuration Management tool, today announced that Jim Ensell joined its executive management team as vice president of business development.

In his new role, Ensell will be responsible for shaping the company's worldwide business development strategy by pursing strategic partnerships with companies that want to leverage CollabNet's leadership and footprint in the distributed software development and development infrastructure markets. He will focus on strategy and partner identification to improve CollabNet's brand awareness, revenue, and competitive positioning.

"Jim Ensell brings a wealth of relevant experience to grow our accelerating business," said Bill Portelli, President and CEO, CollabNet. "As distributed software development continues to gain momentum across the globe, we are dedicated to delivering on our mission to help software teams to simplify, collaborate, and innovate more efficiently at a lower cost. By adding a seasoned veteran of Jim's caliber to our executive team, CollabNet will continue to transform software development."

Prior to joining CollabNet, Ensell served as president and chief operating officer of rfXcel Corporation, a SaaS provider of Track and Trace supply chain applications. At rfXcel, he successfully built out a management team and added product capabilities that enabled the company to win sales with multiple Fortune 500 companies, to grow rfXcel's revenue well over 100 percent in his first year. He also established key partnerships with large ERP companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers and solution providers that greatly improved the company's market recognition, brand awareness, and customer success. Prior to rfXcel, he was senior vice president of marketing and business development at Virage Logic Corporation, where he ran worldwide marketing, program management, and corporate business development. He has also held multiple executive roles in companies in the manufacturing and semiconductor verticals. Ensell holds an MSEE from the University of Pennsylvania and a BEE from Villanova University.

About CollabNet

With 1.5 million users, CollabNet leads the software industry towards a new era of collaborative software development. By connecting remote teams and integrating disparate development tools, the CollabNet platform simplifies distributed development, reduces infrastructure costs by more than 50 percent, and eliminates silos between isolated teams to speed innovation by 20 percent and more.

CollabNet is the company behind Subversion, the world's best version control and Software Configuration Management solution for distributed teams.

More than 600 industry leading companies use CollabNet's solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Medical Systems, Capgemini, Barclays Global Investors, Sharp Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Networks, Inc. among others. Visit CollabNet at or get more information about Subversion at