Former IBM CFO Joins High Profile Executive Team to Drive Continued Growth at Leading Mobile Applications Company
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 20, 2014–
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of John R. Joyce as chief financial officer (CFO) and vice chairman. Joyce served in a variety of senior posts during his 30-year career at IBM, which included successful stints as CFO, head of IBM Global Services and head of IBM’s Asia-Pacific operations. Following IBM, Joyce served as managing director at SilverLake, a leader in technology investing, and most recently served as the vice chairman and CFO of Silver Spring Networks. Joyce led Silver Spring Networks through a successful S1 and IPO process that culminated in its public offering in 2013 and continues to serve as vice chairman.
John R. Joyce, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Kony, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
“John’s appointment demonstrates both the enormous potential and strategic relevance of mobility as well as the commitment Kony has to assemble an unrivaled executive team,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chief executive officer, Kony. “John brings an incredible breadth of financial acumen having successfully managed everything from a recent IPO through to the scale and complexity of IBM. Equally important is John’s experience as a technology general manager. He will play an important role in all aspects of our expansion by leveraging his experience with software, services and international markets, and his extensive network of clients, partners and suppliers. We could not be more pleased with this game changing addition to our team.”
“I have participated in multiple technology shifts during my 35-year career, but the rapid evolution of mobility and mobile applications is unique as it carries remarkable opportunities for growth, impact and value creation,” said Joyce. “Mobile applications are changing the very core of how we work and live and over time they will become an increasingly key business differentiator and ingredient for successful enterprises. With its rich history of growth, innovation and category leadership, combined with the caliber of leadership Tom is assembling, Kony is in the perfect place to capitalize on these exciting changes and that’s exactly why this opportunity was so compelling. I am thrilled to join this team and look forward to making major contributions to Kony’s continued success.”
Kony provides an end-to-end, integrated, cloud-based mobile solution to support an application software development lifecycle (SDLC) that empowers enterprises to quickly define, design, build, test, deploy and manage multi-channel application experiences. The company’s customers include Fortune 1000 global banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organizations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.
Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) in the industry with over 600 live multi-channel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 45 countries. The Kony Experience Platform is an integrated software development lifecycle (SDLC) platform to define, design, develop, test, deploy, and manage multi-channel applications from a single codebase. With Kony, you can deliver stunning user-first experiences, get to market faster, and lower your application TCO. Kony also offers ready-to-run B2E and B2C apps that enable customers to quickly extend their business.
In August 2013, Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development; named a winner for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award; and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
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