Dynatrace, the market leader in the new generation of application performance management (APM), today announced that John Van Siclen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dynatrace. In this role, Van Siclen will lead Dynatrace in its next phase of growth, innovation and leadership in the APM market.

The announcement of Van Siclen taking the reins as CEO comes on the heels of Dynatrace becoming a private independent entity from Compuware, creating the largest independent APM business, with the highest- market share and R&D investment among the new generation of APM vendors. The formation of the new organization was completed after private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC’s acquisition of Compuware closed Dec. 15. Dynatrace is being established as a stand-alone business.

As the former CEO of dynaTrace, a disruptive APM startup acquired by Compuware in July 2011, Van Siclen became the General Manager of Compuware APM in April 2012, where he integrated and grew its product portfolio to become the market leader. Prior to joining dynaTrace, John Van Siclen had built a number of highly scalable businesses in some of the most competitive markets in the software space.

“John’s vision for the future of APM, combined with his track record and passion for building successful businesses, makes him the ideal candidate to lead and grow Dynatrace” said Orlando Bravo, a managing partner at Thoma Bravo. “We have a great deal of confidence in John’s vision and couldn’t be more thrilled to have him leading the charge.”

“I’m extremely proud to be leading Dynatrace in these exciting times” said Van Siclen. “Every company is rethinking their strategy to compete and operate as a digital business, and Dynatrace is essential to that transformation. With our customers and partners, we’re shaping the future of digital businesses, and are enabling companies to confidently embrace the cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things.”