Crittercism Expands Senior Leadership Team With New C-Suite Appointments
Former Splunk and HP Executives Join Crittercism as Company Seeks to Further Capitalize on Explosive Growth in Mobile Apps
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Crittercism, a pioneer in mobile App Performance Management (APM), today announced the expansion of its senior management team with the hiring of three key executives: Frank Swain, Chief Revenue Officer; Kalyan Ramanathan, Chief Marketing Officer; and Lars Kamp, Vice President of Business Development. These industry veterans will help to continue the acceleration of Crittercism’s growth as it aims to meet the increasing demand for real-time application performance management of mobile apps across consumer, enterprise and business-to-employee.
“By bringing together top minds in the enterprise and mobile space, Crittercism is preparing for the next stage in anticipated company growth” stated Andrew Levy, CEO and Founder. “These new team members will be instrumental in accelerating Crittercism’s growth within the enterprise space and help companies more effectively manage and improve the performance of their mobile apps.”
Frank Swain, Crittercism’s new Chief Revenue Officer, brings over 30 years of sales and executive leadership in IT, cloud, and application performance management solutions. Frank has built several world class sales teams that deliver outstanding customer satisfaction. Frank joins the team from AppDynamics, the leading application performance management solution provider where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to AppDynamics, Frank served as SVP of worldwide sales at Splunk. Frank has also held sales executive roles at CA Wily and Mercury Interactive.
Kalyan Ramanathan, Crittercism’s new Chief Marketing Officer, joins the team with over 20 years of experience in software product marketing and management. Prior to Crittercism, Kalyan worked at Electric Cloud, a leading DevOps automation vendor as their Vice President of Marketing. Prior to Electric Cloud, Kalyan served as Senior Director of Product Marketing for HP/Opsware, where he oversaw marketing efforts for the HP Application performance management & data center automation solutions.
Lars Kamp, Crittercism’s new Vice President of Business Development, brings a wealth of mobile and software expertise to the team. Lars joins Crittercism from Accenture, where, as the Managing Director, Strategy & Corporate Development, he was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A and partnerships for Accenture’s Mobility Practice. Lars has also worked for many years in Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology Practice advising Fortune 500 companies in the US, Asia and Europe.
Earlier this summer Crittercism expanded its product offering to include a full suite of mobile application performance management solutions for consumer, B2B and employee-facing enterprise applications. These new solutions were specifically designed to meet the growing needs of the emerging enterprise application space and provide companies and developers with complete visibility into all the elements that affect the performance of business-critical applications. Crittercism is used in thousands of apps installed on more than 600 million unique mobile devices and is currently monitoring 2 billion app transactions daily. The company raised a $12 million dollar round of Series-B funding led by Google Ventures in March 2013 and was selected as a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Application Performance Monitoring, 2013 report.
Crittercism provides the world’s first mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution. The company’s solutions monitor every aspect of mobile app performance, allowing Developers, IT Operations and Product Managers to deliver faster, better and smarter mobile apps. Crittercism provides a real-time global view of app diagnostics across iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, Hybrid and HTML5 apps and is used on more than 600 million unique devices and in more than 50 billion app sessions. The company’s investors include Google Ventures, Opus Capital and Shasta Ventures. Learn more @crittercism and www.crittercism.com.