Team

Management

  • Sacha Labourey

    CEO and Founder

    Sacha was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and graduated in 1999 from EPFL. It was during Sacha's studies in 1996 that he started his first consulting business - Cogito Informatique. In 2001, he joined Marc Fleury's JBoss project as a core contributor and implemented JBoss' original clustering features. In 2003, Sacha founded the European headquarters for JBoss and, as GM for Europe, led the strategy and partnerships that helped fuel the company's growth in that region. While in this position, he led the recruitment of some of JBoss' key talent and acquisition of key technology. In 2005, he was appointed CTO of JBoss, Inc. and as such, oversaw all of the JBoss engineering activities. In June 2006, JBoss, Inc. was acquired by Red Hat (NYSE:RHT). After the acquisition, Sacha remained JBoss CTO and played a crucial role in integrating and productizing JBoss software with Red Hat offerings. In 2007, Sacha became co-General Manager of Red Hat's middleware division. He ultimately left Red Hat in April 2009. Following a period of research, Sacha became convinced that public cloud infrastructure would lead a fundamental IT paradigm shift and that middleware would play a key role in that shift. As a result CloudBees, Inc. was formed in April 2010.

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  • François Déchery

    VP of International Business Development

    François has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He started his career as a developer and project manager for a large IT organization, then went on to co-found a UNIX VAR business in 1988. In 1994, after four years at KPMG's IT consulting practice in Paris, he joined Sun Microsystems' new professional services business unit in France, managing it from 1999 to 2002. He went on to create Mapics' professional services operations -- now part of Infor -- in EMEA. He joined JBoss in 2005 to launch its services and support activities in EMEA. After Red Hat's acquisition, he moved to Red Hat's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina. From Raleigh, he managed worldwide support for JBoss, then launched Red Hat's worldwide partner support program for both the Linux and JBoss businesses. François is now based in Paris.

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  • Michel Goossens

    VP of Worldwide Sales

    Michel brings over 20 years of industry experience to CloudBees, with more than 10 years specifically focused in the middleware business. At a time of explosive demand for the CloudBees Platform, Goossens will drive growth across the European region. Michel comes to CloudBees from e-commerce platform provider Magento, where he was vice-president and general manager of EMEA. He rapidly built a successful sales and marketing team and, at the same time, developed a strong ecosystem of partners. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay. Goossens' career includes significant experience selling middleware and open source technology. Prior to Magento, he served as vice-president for JBoss EMEA and, after Red Hat acquired JBoss, he continued in the same role, growing JBoss revenue substantially throughout the European region. He also served as VP EMEA for both Novell and SilverStream. Goossens holds a Degree in Computer Science from EPHEC in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Steven Harris

    Senior VP of Products

    Steve joined CloudBees in September 2011 to drive overall product development and product management. Steve came to CloudBees after more than 13 years leading Oracle's Java server development organization. He joined Oracle in 1998 to manage the team that delivered Java support natively, inside the Oracle database. Steve led Oracle's Java products and strategy from the inception of Java EE though the acquisitions of BEA and Sun Microsystems. Along the way, he helped to establish Java-based middleware as a major contributor to Oracle's product portfolio. Before Oracle, Steve served as vice president of engineering for ParcPlace-Digitalk after selling his Smalltalk-based startup, Polymorphic Software, to the company. Steve's professional journey from the early days of object-oriented programming, through different development paradigms, into the emergence of the Java platform and its adoption in the enterprise convinced him that the changes being brought about today with the cloud and PaaS will fundamentally impact software developers and enterprises. He joined CloudBees to be at the leading edge of those changes.

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  • Kohsuke Kawaguchi

    Chief Technology Officer

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry and Jenkins community events. He's often asked to speak about his experience and approach in creating Jenkins; a CI platform that has become a widely adopted and successful community-driven open source project. The principles behind the Jenkins community - extensibility, inclusiveness, low barriers to participation - have been the keys to its success. Kawaguchi's sensibilities in creating Jenkins and his deep understanding of how to translate its capabilities into usable software have also had a major impact on CloudBees' strategy as a company. Before joining CloudBees, Kawaguchi was with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, where he worked on a variety of projects and initiated the open source work that led to Jenkins.

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  • Mike Lambert

    VP of Sales - Americas

    Mike brings 20 years of experience in middleware services, sales and marketing to his role at CloudBees. Mike is responsible for driving sales of CloudBees' cloud services and on-premise Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees software throughout North and South America.

    Mike's career has included responsibility for new product launch positioning, go-to-market strategy and strategic acquisitions. Prior to joining CloudBees, he was managing director of portfolio solutions at Red Hat where he handled middleware, storage, virtualization and cloud sales for North America. Prior to Red Hat, he was the chief marketing officer and executive vice president of sales at Amentra, a middleware consulting company acquired by Red Hat. At Amentra, Mike led the sales team, spearheading sales efforts in new regions and maintaining key industry partnerships.

  • André Pino

    VP of Marketing

    André brings more than 20 years of experience in high technology marketing and communications to his role as vice president of marketing. He has experience in several enterprise software markets including application development tools, middleware, manufacturing and supply chain, enterprise search and software quality and testing tools. André has particular expertise in working with the executive teams of enterprise software companies to create unique competitive positioning, build pipeline and establish sustainable market leadership. Prior to joining CloudBees, he served as principal analyst serving technology marketers at Forrester Research. He has also held a number of senior management positions in marketing and communications with companies such as Segue Software, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys Corp. and Bluestone Software. André holds a BS from Eastern University.

  • Harpreet Singh

    VP of Product Management

    Harpreet came to CloudBees from Oracle, where he was a senior product manager in the Application Grid group and helped to onboard GlassFish into Oracle. Prior to Oracle, he was at Sun Microsystems for 10 years in various roles such as group product marketing manager, leading marketing efforts for Java EE 6, GlassFish 3.1 and the monetization program for GlassFish Portfolio. He was also the product manager for Hudson, launching it as a supported product within Sun's GlassFish portfolio. In his prior life, he was an engineer in the Java EE RI, GlassFish teams and was the technical lead for GlassFish 2.1. He has an MS degree in computer science from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their puppy.

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  • Spike Washburn

    VP of Engineering

    Spike Washburn was co-founder and CEO of Stax Networks, which merged with CloudBees in 2010. Since 1997, he has been a technology leader creating developer-focused products such as IBM WebSphere, Allaire JRun, Macromedia ColdFusion and Aptana Studio. After getting an injection of consumer-focused simplicity by building Onfolio (acquired by Microsoft) and Microsoft's Windows Live Writer, he is now putting his experience to manage the overall engineering organization.

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  • Laurence Poussot

    Finance

    Born in St. Etienne, France, Laurence started her career at Club Med where she was responsible for the finance and human resources operations for some of their leading locations in Spain, Italy, Mexico and Japan. In 2000, she moved to the Bay Area where she became financial controller of a fabless semiconductor company. As part of her job, she was responsible for the consolidation of the company's international subsidiaries. In 2004 Laurence moved to Switzerland where she became financial controller for EMEA forthe then very fast-growing JBoss. In 2006, Laurence moved back to her home country, but to Toulouse this time. Here she was the CFO of an open source service-oriented architecture (SOA) software team. In 2010, Sacha Labourey invited Laurence to take on the corporate controller position in the yet-to-be-named CloudBees. Laurence is a city council member, married to a Dutch engineer, has two kids, a fluffy labrador and loves reading techno thrillers and historical fiction.

Advisors

  • Bob Bickel

    Advisor

    Bob Bickel is a 25-year software industry veteran who mentors and works closely with emerging software companies. He is currently a board member for eXo and Metaverse and an advisor to Funambol and JasperSoft. Other companies he has advised include Hyperic (acquired by SpringSource, in turn acquired by VMware), Bristol Technologies (acquired by IBM) and Princeton Softech (acquired by HP). Bob was vice president of strategy at JBoss (acquired by Red Hat), where he was responsible for the company's growth strategy, early strategic partnerships and recruitment of key management personnel. Previously, Bob was general manager of Hewlett-Packard's middleware division. He came to HP through its acquisition of Bluestone Software, which Bob helped create. At Bluestone, he oversaw initial sales, marketing and product development. He also led product strategy through the company's IPO and, later, its acquisition by HP.

  • J.J. Allaire

    Member of the Technical Advisory Board

    J.J. is a software engineer and entrepreneur who has started several companies over the past 15 years. In 1995, J.J. founded Allaire Corp. whose flagship offering, ColdFusion, was an early leader in the web application server market. Allaire Corp. was acquired by Macromedia in 2001. The next year, J.J. founded Onfolio to create software that helped users discover and publish information on the web. Onfolio was acquired by Microsoft in 2006 and its core product, Live Writer, is now the standard blogging tool shipped with Windows Live. In 2008, J.J. created the iPhone application Lose It! to help people more effectively track their daily food and exercise. Lose It! has been downloaded over 6 million times and was the top free iPhone health and fitness application in both 2009 and 2010. J.J. is currently working on a new company, RStudio, which is focused on providing tools and services for the R statistical computing environment.

  • Edouard Bugnion

    Member of the Technical Advisory Board

    Ed Bugnion co-founded VMware, Inc. in 1998 and Nuova Systems in 2005 (acquired by Cisco in 2008).

    At VMware, he played multiple roles including technical lead, director of engineering and CTO. At Nuova/Cisco, from 2005 until 2011, he led the core software teams of what would become Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), an integrated networking+server platform aimed at virtualized and cloud datacenters. He was most recently the VP/CTO of Cisco's Server, Access and Virtualization Technology Group.

    Ed is an expert in the areas of virtualization, computer systems and datacenter networking. He has an engineering degree from ETH Zurich and a Master of Science from Stanford University, both in computer science.

  • Richard Friedman

    Member of the Technical Advisory Board

    Richard Friedman is currently vice president of engineering at MyYearbook.com, one of the top 20 websites in the United States, recently launching a real-time social gaming platform with live video chat. He was the creator and lead of the JBoss Operations Network at JBoss and product manager for Red Hat Network. Previous to JBoss, he served as a vice president/senior architect/development manager for JP Morgan Chase where he built an Enterprise Java system for credit card processing. He was the CTO for the HP Middleware Division, coming on-board with the Bluestone team in the late 1990s.

  • Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart

    Member of the Technical Advisory Board

    Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart is senior technical director for Open Software at Research in Motion. Eduardo was a distinguished engineer and a long time employee of Sun Microsystems. After working on SPARCworks IDE and Spring OS, Eduardo joined the Java group in 1995 where he participated and led multiple specifications, including Java Beans, JavaHelp, JSP, JSTL and several web services and XML specs. Over time he has focused on architectural and strategic roles mostly in the intersection of technical adoption, products and open source and community. Most recently Eduardo's responsibilities at Sun included engineering manager for Hudson and open source and community strategy for Sun's middleware group, which included the GlassFish server as well as the Web Server, Integration and Identity products and MySQL. Eduardo also led the technical team assessing the MySQL acquisition and was the long-time chief editor for The Aquarium blog, which published news from the GlassFish community. Eduardo earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and did his post-doc research at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in the late 1980s. Eduardo most recently served as architect for open source and community at Oracle.

  • Roman Stanek

    Member of the Technical Advisory Board

    A native Czech, Roman Stanek has founded five companies since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. After selling a software distribution business to Powersoft/Sybase, Roman co-founded NetBeans in 1997. The company disrupted the IDE market through smarter distribution and product innovation, outstripping Borland, IBM and Symantec. NetBeans was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999, and now, as part of Oracle, remains one of the most widely used Java IDEs in the world. After NetBeans, Roman founded Systinet, the leader in service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance. Systinet was acquired by Mercury Interactive/Hewlett-Packard in 2006 for $105 million. Today, Roman is founder and CEO of GoodData, which provides business intelligence software delivered as an on-demand service.