SOURCE: StrongLoop


October 16, 2014 08:00 ET

Former Informatica Integration Executive New CEO at StrongLoop

Juan Carlos Soto, 25 Year High Tech Industry Veteran, Joins the Leading Company Helping Enterprises Build, Deploy, and Scale APIs Connecting Applications and Devices to Data

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - StrongLoop, the leading company providing tools for developing and scaling APIs in Node.js, announced today that Juan Carlos Soto has been appointed CEO. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in enterprise cloud computing, data integration, developer ecosystems, and open source in both mature and fast growing companies. In this position, Soto will be responsible for accelerating the adoption of StrongLoop's Node.js-based solutions by enterprises developing APIs to support mobile apps, IoT and services requiring access to data sources such as Oracle, SQL Server and MongoDB both in the datacenter and in the cloud.

"Juan Carlos is a proven leader in getting the enterprise to adopt disruptive technologies," said Nick Sturiale from Ignition Partners. "His experience and leadership will help accelerate StrongLoop's growth in enabling the API economy."

Soto has held numerous executive management positions responsible for new business model deployments and dynamic market penetration. Most recently, he served as SVP & GM, Cloud Integration at Informatica. Prior to Informatica, Soto held various executive positions at Sun Microsystems including Vice President of Cloud Computing and Developer Products Marketing, Vice President of Market Development, and CTO of Software.

"I'm thrilled to partner with my longtime friend Juan Carlos in my new role as Chief Product Officer after delivering our first large enterprise customer deployments and being recognized as a leader in the Node.js ecosystem," said Issac Roth, co-founder and CPO. "With Juan Carlos at the helm, StrongLoop will scale our business and bring further innovative open source and commercial products to market to advance our goal to power the APIs of Everything."

"Mobile, Big Data, the cloud, and now IoT, are driving an explosion of devices and endpoints requiring connectivity across data centers and clouds," said Soto. "APIs developed in Node.js are the preferred means to wire endpoints and data sources together. As enterprises embrace the concept of boundary-less SOA, StrongLoop's approach delivering the best user experience and the most comprehensive operational, analytic, and support platform for building APIs with Node.js places us in prime position to accelerate the industry's shift toward the API economy."

About StrongLoop

Launched in 2013 and based in Silicon Valley, StrongLoop helps enterprises capitalize on the API economy by providing them Node.js-powered tools to build, deploy, and scale APIs to connect applications and devices to data. StrongLoop is the largest contributor to the latest version of Node.js, the defacto technology for creating APIs that require connectivity to data sources such as Oracle, SQL Server and MongoDB. The company is backed by Ignition Partners and Shasta Ventures and includes as advisors Marten Mickos, SVP at Hewlett-Packard (previously CEO of Eucalyptus and MySQL), Kiran Prasad, VP of Engineering at LinkedIn, and Paul Ambrose, founder and former CEO of Weblogic.

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