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 Jenkins 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.