Talend, a global open source software leader, today announced the appointment of Ross Turk as senior director of community. In 2011, Turk is tasked with expanding strategic relationships with users, contributors, and open source developers to drive the success of Talend’s leading open source data management and application integration solutions.
Turk, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in software, systems, and marketing, previously managed developer outreach for Alcatel-Lucent and SourceForge.net, the Internet’s largest open source community. Turk’s experience will be a critical asset as Talend expands into the application integration market, incorporating the technology and community it assumed late last year when it acquired Sopera.
“Ross is a strategic and exciting addition to Talend’s growing team,” said Fabrice Bonan, COO and co-founder of Talend. “His deep experience arms him with the necessary skills to lead our community efforts and build on the success and innovation that have become synonymous with our company.”
“Most modern companies talk about the importance of community, but it’s usually just that; talk,” said Turk. “Talend’s earnest commitment in this area is a key part of its corporate culture, and I think that’s unusual and refreshing. I’m excited about maintaining and enhancing that spirit as the company grows, and I intend to strengthen ties with the community to ensure its continued success.”