SAN JOSE, CA. – July 25, 2017 – CloudBees, Inc., the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, today announced that Charles E. Peters, Jr. has been appointed to its board of directors, effective June 22, 2017.
Charles E. Peters, Jr. brings more than 35 years of financial leadership including 30 years in publicly traded companies. Most recently, Peters held the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer of Red Hat, Inc. from August, 2004 to July, 2015. While at NYSE-listed Red Hat, Peters helped to propel the company to be the largest open source company in the world and one of the best open source multi-billion dollar success stories.
“I am pleased to welcome Charlie to the board,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees. “Charlie has earned tremendous respect on Wall Street for his accomplishments with Red Hat. His unique blend of experience in international finance and publicly traded companies will help guide CloudBees’ next phase of growth.”
Peters began his career with Price Waterhouse (PW) in 1973, serving in both the Boston and London audit divisions. In 1982, he joined GenRad, Inc., an NYSE-listed multi-national manufacturer of scientific test equipment where he served as chief financial officer for six years. In 1991, he joined NYSE-listed Boston Edison Company, a $1.5 billion electric power company serving the Boston area, where he served as senior vice president, finance. In 1995, he joined Burlington Industries (now International Textile Group, Inc.) where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for nine years.
“I am honored and excited to join the CloudBees board,” said Mr. Peters. “During my career, I have held leadership positions in a number of industries, including open source software. Seldom have I seen market growth as dramatic as in the DevOps market today. With CloudBees and Jenkins positioned as the backbone of DevOps, I look forward to working with the CloudBees board and management team in their mission to unlock the potential of software to transform business and to seize this incredible market opportunity that stands before us.”
CloudBees is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for automating software development and delivery. CloudBees starts with Jenkins, the most trusted and widely-adopted continuous delivery platform, and adds enterprise-grade security, scalability, manageability and expert-level support. By making the software delivery process more productive, manageable and hassle-free, CloudBees puts companies on the fastest path to transforming great ideas into great software and returning value to the business more quickly.
Backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Verizon Ventures, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite team of continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps professionals. Follow CloudBees on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.