Blake P. Sallé and Neeraj Nityanand Join Leading Enterprise Mobility Company
ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 8, 2014–
Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Blake P. Sallé as president of field operations and Neeraj Nityanand as executive vice president of global services and support. Sallé will focus on driving Kony’s continued growth and global expansion, while Nityanand will ensure Kony delivers the highest level of value and service to its growing base of Fortune 2000 customers.
Sallé served in a variety of senior leadership positions across worldwide sales, channel and field operations at some of the most recognized and innovative organizations within the high tech and healthcare industries, including Cisco, VCE (a joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMware), Johnson & Johnson and Silver Tail Systems (acquired by RSA). Prior to joining Kony, he served as vice president and general manager for CSC’s Americas Region and was instrumental in leading the successful execution of CSC’s comprehensive turnaround strategy. At Cisco, Sallé served as global vice president of Security and Mobility Sales.
During his 28-year career, Nityanand held senior leadership roles overseeing global business operations, services and support functions. Prior to joining Kony, he was the managing director of CSC India overseeing CSC India’s business and operations across 7 locations, including all service lines and support functions. He joined CSC in 2006 to lead a major transformation initiative aimed at increasing CSC’s footprint in the India market, and enhancing CSC’s global delivery capability. During his tenure at CSC, Nityanand was also part of CSC’s Global Consulting Group, overseeing new business, strategy, acquisitions and global delivery. Nityanand also served in key positions of leadership at Satyam and Unocal.
“Consistent with our three most recent executive hires, John Joyce, David Shirk, and Hollie Castro, Blake and Neeraj are industry proven executives who have operated at significantly larger scale,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chief executive officer of Kony. “With leadership responsibility for our client facing organization, we prioritized two executives that have a fundamental focus on the client, a commitment to service excellence, and experience with hyper growth environments. Blake and Neeraj align perfectly with that profile.”
“One of the most disruptive trends in the market today is mobility. Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the magnitude of impact mobile applications can have on their businesses,” said Sallé. “As the market leader in enterprise mobility, I see a huge opportunity for Kony to help enterprise customers adopt mobility, and be a strategic partner as they embark on their digital transformation.”
“I have three clear objectives at Kony,” said Nityanand. “We will accelerate time to value for our clients, exceed our clients expectations for value and service, and effectively team with our growing list of strategic partners. The Kony portfolio is the premier platform for enabling enterprise mobile applications and I am thrilled to be here.”
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.