SAN MATEO, CA–(Feb 27, 2014) – StrongLoop, the leading provider of products and services powered by Node.js, today announced that John Higgins has been appointed vice president of business development. He brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development in both mature and growth-oriented technology companies. In this new position, Higgins will be responsible for expanding the company’s growing ecosystem of partners and customers.
“John is an experienced business leader with a deep understanding of the software and cloud technology markets,” said Issac Roth, CEO of StrongLoop. “His impressive track record at industry leaders such as Salesforce.com will prove invaluable to growing the StrongLoop ecosystem and expanding our customer base.”
Over the past last 20 years, Higgins has held numerous executive management positions where he was responsible for new business model deployments and dynamic market penetration. Most recently, he served as vice president of business and corporate development at AppFog (now CenturyLink) where he worked closely with partners to create a highly successful bottom up go-to-market strategy prior to the company’s sale to CenturyLink. Previously John was a sales executive at Salesforce.com where he drove software sales strategies and field sales management across multiple industry sectors. Prior to his position at Salesforce.com, Higgins held executive positions at Helpstream, Sigma Dynamics, Siperian and e.Piphany.
“With more than three million developers downloading every new release of Node.js and most of the Fortune 500 exploring mobile and embedded device use cases powered by Node.js, it’s an exciting time to be joining StrongLoop,” said Higgins. “StrongLoops’s approach to delivering the best user experience and most comprehensive operational, analytic and support platform for Node.js makes them stand out in the industry, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver the promise of connecting enterprise data to any device anywhere.”
About StrongLoop, Inc.
StrongLoop Inc. provides enterprises and developers with products and services based on the popular open source Node.js mobile application development technology. Launched in 2013 and based in Silicon Valley, StrongLoop was founded by engineers who have been contributing to the open source Node.js project since 2011. The company is funded by Ignition Partners and Shasta Ventures. In addition to technical support for Node.js, StrongLoop delivers an open source Node.js API framework optimized for mobile and web. The company also offers a performance monitoring and DevOps console for clustering, optimizing and debugging Node applications. StrongLoop runs on all major operating systems and eight clouds including Amazon, Heroku, Rackspace and OpenShift.
For more information, visit http://strongloop.com.