WSO2 re-organizes company on the wake of hiring VP of Business Development

WSO2 is happy to announce that industry veteran Jim Hogan has joined the company as vice president of business development. Jim is the first sales and marketing executive to join WSO2, the open source Web services company comprised of technology executives from IBM, Microsoft and Computer Associates.

Jim is a 25-year technology veteran with deep experience in open source, Web services and software as a service. He was general manager at TellMe Networks, responsible for sales, strategic business development, service delivery and licensing. Prior to that, Hogan led merger and acquisition activity for Tablus, a security software developer. He was also vice president of marketing and business development for Confluent Software, an SOA software company that was acquired by Oracle, and held executive positions at XDegrees and Placeware, both acquired by Microsoft. Hogan began his career at IBM where he held several sales and marketing positions.

"The combination of Web services and an open source licensing model offers enterprises a low-risk, high-return path forward for aligning IT with business goals," said Hogan. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with the exceptional team at WSO2 to help our customers benefit from the convergence of Web services and open source."

At WSO2, Hogan will structure and implement the partnership and alliances program, focus on named accounts in the company’s priority vertical markets and build the company's business in the Americas. He will also be responsible for product marketing, helping to define new offerings, and creating the company's go-to-market strategies.

"We are happy to have Jim on board to lead business development so that the founding team can focus on technology development and working with the community," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2. "Jim's leadership and deep experience enables us to deliver tangible value for our customers worldwide."

In the meantime WSO2 restructured the organization; moving forward from pure research to be more customer focused. Paul Fremantle is now the VP of Technical Sales while Davanum (Dims) Srinivas will take over the new role of Director, Customer Engagements.

WSO2 plans on delivering several new products over the next few months, complimenting its open source Web services middleware stack.