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John Oberon and Julie Gibbs to expand Mashery’s impact on growing enterprise API adoption
SAN FRANCISCO – Dec. 13, 2012 – Mashery, the leader in API Management platforms and services, today announced it has appointed John Oberon, VP, Engineering and Julie Gibbs, VP, Marketing, to help expand Mashery’s operations for the current unprecedented business adoption of APIs, and to help more companies easily manage the urgent complexity of scaling apps and APIs in the enterprise, internally or externally.
With two decades of experience across a broad background of SaaS, enterprise and developer technology, John joins Mashery from Intuit, where he was responsible for the Intuit Partner Platform’s customer and developer-facing core infrastructure, data programmability, data correlation analytics, and SaaS solutions. John also spent 12 years at Microsoft, focusing on developer-facing technologies including MSDN, SQL Server, and High Performance Computing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
Julie Gibbs brings to Mashery extensive experience across all marketing channels, with a strong focus on public and analyst relations, content marketing, online communications, SaaS, and social media. She was previously at Good Technologies, where she served as VP of Marketing and Communications for two years. With more than 20 years growing brand and demand at leading software companies during high-growth periods, Julie has also served in executive roles at Oracle, McCann Worldgroup, salesforce.com, and Adobe. Julie focuses on aligning companies’ strategy, communications, and business objectives with customer needs - to increase customer and prospect engagement and drive business value.
“Mashery is now managing APIs for 24 Fortune 500 companies, which include some of the biggest brands in the world,” said Oren Michels, co-founder and CEO of Mashery. “Advancing our leadership team with the addition of two top executives such as John and Julie allows Mashery to continue bringing-to-market the tools and resources our existing and future customers want to scale their business with APIs.”
2012 was a staggering growth year for APIs and Mashery, which doubled the number of apps powered by its platform to 55,000, expanded full API Management access to business managers with the Mashery API Explorer, expanded sales operations in Boston and sold out its 6th annual series of Business of APIs conferences in San Francisco, New York and London. According to ProgrammableWeb, which catalogues the creation of new public APIs across the Web, new API programs are ever accelerating, with 8,000 public APIs and growing, led by enterprises.
Mashery, the world’s leading provider of API Management technology and services, helps securely power 55,000 apps for more than 175 top brands—including USA TODAY, Comcast, Dun & Bradstreet, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Aetna, CapitalOne and Expedia. Only Mashery offers enterprises a PCI-DSS Compliant API Management platform, to build API-powered platforms for opening new distribution channels, speeding time-to-market, and spurring innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs, from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 171,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.