Former product chief at Splunk, Zuora and Interana, expert in enterprise software, Big Data, web services and design joins at time of unprecedented growth
SAN JOSE, CA. – March 21, 2018 – CloudBees, Inc., the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, today announced that Christina Noren has been appointed CloudBees first chief product officer, reporting to Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder. Noren will lead the product management, product marketing and engineering areas. She will drive key product initiatives for the continued expansion of the CloudBees product portfolio and next-generation DevOps innovation in the cloud. Noren comes to CloudBees from Interana, where she held the position of chief product officer.
Noren brings more than 20 years of experience in product, services and operations at successful, venture-backed companies, such as Splunk, Zuora, Portal and Sonic Solutions. Noren has a particular strength in identifying and refining product offerings in evolving markets.
“Christina has a strong background in product management and strategy, particularly in disruptive markets. She is a powerful addition to the CloudBees executive team,” Labourey said. “We entered 2018 with strong momentum. Christina will be an integral part of our next phase of growth, helping to ensure our product roadmap maintains our market leadership and accelerates enterprise DevOps transformation.”
Noren started her career at Sonic Solutions, then went on to Portal Software and Microsoft. At Microsoft, she was a group program manager, managing a team responsible for engineering, program management and QA for all of MSN’s datacenter tools.
Most recently, at Splunk, Noren served as senior vice president of solutions and vice president of product management, beginning as employee #12 in 2005 and remaining on the senior leadership team through its 2012 IPO. She played a critical role in bringing Splunk’s 1.0 product to market, overseeing requirements definition, product delivery and the beta program. She went on to guide key technical innovations, including search-time knowledge and the Splunk search language. She is a co-inventor on the Splunk patent for “Machine Data Web.” Finally, she defined and championed a revolutionary pricing model that scaled from $5K ASP to $100 million+ enterprise licensing deals.
“During my career, I have had the opportunity to drive product strategy and revenue for innovative tech companies,” said Noren. “I am eager to join CloudBees at such an exciting time in the industry, as we see the convergence of cloud, container technology and DevOps. I look forward to working with the management team to ensure product innovation and strategy that supports our continued growth and success.”
CloudBees is the hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, providing companies with smarter solutions for accelerating software development and the fastest path from great ideas to impactful software. Our continuous delivery solutions provide developers and enterprises many choices, from on-premise to cloud native, from self-managed to self-service, from guided best practices to flexible choice. 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+.