April 28, 2011 16:07 ET

Oracle Platinum Partner Keste Lands Portal Leader Vince Casarez; Deepens WebCenter, Content, SOA, Exalogic, E2.0 Experience and Expertise

Casarez Joins Keste as Sr. Vice President of Technology - Portals, Content & Collaboration

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Keste announces that Portal and E2.0 industry veteran has joined Keste. Casarez spent more than 15 years with industry leader Oracle where he most recently held the title of Vice President of Enterprise 2.0 and Portal products. Also during his tenure at Oracle, he held the positions of VP of Tools Marketing (development and business intelligence tools) and Director of Product Management for Oracle's JDeveloper. His achievements include the design and development of a set of SaaS hosted portal services, which he used to build Oracle's employee intranet portal and he authored the Best Seller "Reshaping your Business with Web 2.0," published in 2009. The book remains on the Amazon Technology Best Seller list today.

"Vince is a proven winner and an icon in our industry," said Keste CTO Sri Ayyeppen. "Adding Vince's perspective and experience at Keste will bring tremendous value to our Oracle WebCenter and E2.0 customers."

"Vince has long been a pioneer and leader in the Portal and E2.0 space. I expect him to continue as a driving force in the industry, in addition to being a key part of Keste's continued success as a go-to partner for Oracle," said Keste CEO Howard Moore. "Vince's experience in designing and developing products that push the boundaries is unmatched in the portal space. Staying closing aligned with Oracle's software innovation is both a business strategy and core to Keste's DNA. For example, our decision to invest in Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) over 5 years ago has given us a competitive advantage as Fusion Middleware evolves with the latest release of Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 and ADF. We believe that Vince is the right guy at this time to contribute to our strategic roadmap and fortify Keste's competitive advantage as the go-to implementation partner for world-class Fusion Middleware solutions."

"Keste's reputation at Oracle and among customers is unmatched. Their latest strategic investment in Oracle's Exalogic Elastic Cloud technology platform and their laser-focus on their customers' success continues to position cement Keste's position as a thought leader," said Vince Casarez.

Vince Casarez will continue to be an active E2.0 and Portal voice via his new blog at

About Keste
Keste is an Oracle software solutions and development company headquartered in Dallas, TX. As a Platinum member of the Oracle® PartnerNetwork, Keste develops solutions that help automate and optimize complex business processes. Keste won the Oracle Titan Award in 2010 as well as several Oracle Portal Blazer and Innovation awards for customer solutions. Keste was recognized in the Inc. 500/5000 annual ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine, and winner of SMU Cox's Dallas 100 Award. More at

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