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April 08, 2015 14:50 ET

Jeff Thomas Joins Apcera as Chief Marketing Officer

Former Salesforce.com Executive to Lead Marketing and Go-to-Market Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - Seasoned marketing executive, Jeff Thomas, has joined Apcera® as chief marketing officer (CMO), where he will lead the company's marketing and go-to-market strategies as well as brand development. Apcera is one of the fastest-growing companies in the Bay area, having grown its employee ranks by 200 percent in the past six months alone, as it drives adoption of its Hybrid Cloud Operating System (HCOS).

"Businesses across the globe are adopting hybrid cloud in record numbers. But as they do, they often struggle to achieve the levels of security, freedom and speed they need to drive innovation and maintain competitive advantage," said Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera. "Apcera addresses these issues head on, and it is the reason for our exponential growth. Jeff brings the experience we need to drive marketing strategy and communicate Apcera's vision and value to a global audience."

Thomas brings more than 20 years of experience at leading technology companies, driving strategy, go-to-market activities, sales velocity and business growth. Previously, he was senior vice president of Platform Marketing at Salesforce.com, where he launched the Salesforce Platform, establishing it as one of the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings in the market. Prior to that, he held a series of executive leadership positions, working with major enterprise technology companies, including Microsoft, Cisco, HP and BEA/Oracle. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College.

"Throughout my career, I've been privileged to work with companies that are changing the game in a big way," said Thomas. "The modern enterprise needs a trusted hybrid cloud platform that solves significant problems for enterprises of all sizes, across the globe. Apcera delivers that."

About Apcera

Based in San Francisco, Apcera provides the world's first hybrid cloud operating system (HCOS) for Global 2000 companies. Built on a foundation of governance and trust, Apcera's HCOS allows businesses to securely develop, deploy, orchestrate and govern a diverse set of workloads, on premise and in the cloud. For more information, visit www.apcera.com, read the company's blog or follow on Twitter: @apcera.

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