Cloud Elements Hires EMEA and Channel Alliances Vice Presidents
DENVER, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloud Elements, a leading API integration platform, today announces the recent hires of both Ian Currie and Dee Shorten to become Vice President of EMEA and Vice President of Channel Alliances, respectively. Currie and Shorten will help drive growth for Cloud Elements in the enterprise segment, leveraging the recent partnership with SAP as a proofpoint that IT leaders are eager for a new approach to application integration.
Gartner has estimated the enterprise iPaaS market to be growing at least 60 percent per year. Cloud Elements has exceeded this estimate by growing 636 percent in just over two years, and is now looking to Europe to capture even more growth and significance 2019 revenue.
Prior to joining Cloud Elements, Currie led sales and European operations for Dell Boomi where he spent several years establishing and growing a successful business in the region. In his new role, Currie is tasked with executing on an aggressive growth plan and expanding Cloud Elements’ customer base across Europe.
“I’m joining a great company with next-generation technology and vision.” said Currie. “Having spent several years in the integration space, it’s clear that traditional point-to-point integration does’t scale and enterprises are looking for a new approach. Cloud Elements has recognized this and offers a one-to-many model that appeals to software companies and CIOs alike.”
Shorten brings over 15 years of technology industry experience to help further expand the footprint of Cloud Elements’ global channel partner program. Shorten’s experience in channel and partner development, go-to-market planning and strategic alliance management will move the needle for Cloud Elements as the partner program continues to expand. Previously, Shorten has held positions at SAP and, most recently, was the Head of Global System Integrator Partners at Dell Boomi.
“Having seen Cloud Elements strike a partnership with SAP, I realized this was a company bringing much needed disruption to the cloud integration and iPaaS market,” said Shorten. “Together with the ecosystem of Systems Integrators, Cloud Elements will be able to turn this partnership into a global powerhouse taking cloud integration to the next level.”
“We’re thrilled to add Ian and Dee to the Cloud Elements team,” said Mark Greene, CEO and Founder, Cloud Elements. “As we look towards the future of API integration, hiring these great leaders will be invaluable as we continue to build a global enterprise customer base. Especially following our OEM partnership with SAP, having an EMEA presence and a proven channel partners savant will enable us to drive success with enterprises, and accelerate our growth plans.”
About Cloud Elements Cloud Elements is a leading API integration platform, serving more than 200 of the world’s largest ISVs. Its Elements, feature rich app connectors, connect products to the ecosystem of applications that customers and partners rely on everyday. Underneath its catalog of more than 150 Elements, developers will find an entire platform that can be embedded into any product to go beyond just connecting, and instead truly integrate and synchronize data between applications. Founded in 2012, Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver, CO, and serves customers worldwide. More information can be found at www.cloud-elements.com.
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