Appcelerator Opens London Office, Adds to Management Team

By Ariel Jones — January 23, 2012

In response to increasing regional demand in the European applications market, Appcelerator is opening a new EMEA headquarters in London. The company reports that its user base in Western Europe has increased by 110% over the last six months, and it is expecting continued growth in the market.

The newly established UK-based team will be led by Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA Doug Norton-Bilsby. Norton-Bilsby has held several sales, marketing, and business development positions, and was most recently the head of EMEA and India sales and Marketing at Experian.

Appcelerator also announced that Carl Orthlieb is joining the company as its Vice President of Engineering, where he will be responsible for leading the development of the company's integrated mobile platform products. Orthlieb brings with him 25 years of software engineering experience, including 17 years at Adobe, and was recently Vice President of Engineering, Product Portfolio Management at CA Technologies.

Lastly, Jo Ann Buckner will be the new Vice President of Product Management, where she will oversee Appcelerator's mobile platform strategy, planning, and roadmap. Buckner also worked for Adobe, where she most recently served as Director of Product Management, Touch Tooling and Creative Cloud.

"We are thrilled to add these seasoned technology executives to Appcelerator's leadership team," said Jeff Haynie, CEO and Co-Founder. "Appcelerator is experiencing 500% annual growth as enterprises look to expand and scale their mobile initiatives. These new team members have vast technology and leadership experience to ensure Appcelerator customers can transform their customer relationships and empower a mobile workforce with rich mobile apps."

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