Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), announced that Jim Burleigh, who brings more than 25 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the technologymarket, has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Burleigh will be responsible for the company’s sales, marketing, alliances, product management and support functions, as Engine Yard continues to meet the needs of its expanding customer base and delivers on its vision for a flexible, modular cloud application platform.
“Engine Yard is clearly focused on bringing greater flexibility and choice to the cloud, and we’ve been delivering on our vision with significant enhancements to our cloud application platform,” said John Dillon, CEO of Engine Yard. “With his broad experience, Jimwill play an integral role in driving the company’s move into new markets and expanding our product and service offerings.”
Burleigh has executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and product roles at a broad range of successful technology companies. Prior to joining Engine Yard, he was CEO of Cloud9, a provider of sales forecasting and big data analytics solutions. Earlier in his career, Burleigh served as a senior executive at Navis, where he founded the subsidiary SmartTurn and ultimately served as CEO when the company was spun off into an independent entity. SmartTurn was sold to RedPrairie, where Burleigh was senior vice president until joining Cloud9. He was the sixth employee at Salesforce.com, where he served as vice president of Business Development and vice president of Marketing and Product Management. Burleigh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology.
“This is an exciting time to be at Engine Yard, as the company is executing on its aggressive vision to redefine the way apps are built, deployed and managed in the cloud,” Burleigh said. “I look forward to helping our customers achieve business success by giving them the freedom to focus on innovating and building great apps.”