Apprenda is excited to announce that Alex Pinchev, cloud industry veteran and former President of Global Sales, Services, and Field Marketing for Red Hat, has joined Apprenda’s board of directors.
Pinchev previously served as President and CEO of Acronis, a leading provider of data protection and disaster recovery software and—as mentioned—President of Global Sales, Services, and Field Marketing for Red Hat, where he grew annual revenue from $50 million to more than $1 billion in nine years.
“Alex is a pioneer in the cloud software industry and it’s an honor to have him on our board,” Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller said. “He has the experience and vision to help Apprenda take even bigger steps forward. Our team is lucky to have him.”
Apprenda already provides an open and extensible PaaS that minimizes lock-in and works seamlessly with many other services used by the world’s largest companies. With Pinchev on board, Apprenda will explore new ways to connect with more open-source technologies and integrate with the biggest enterprise cloud services. Additionally, Apprenda will extend further its already powerful OneCloud Alliance, which includes partners like Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, and NetApp.
Pinchev has also held a range of senior roles for several other technology companies, including MRO Software, Interchip, and MainControl, where he was founder, CEO, and chairman. He currently sits on the board of directors for XebiaLabs, OneCloud Software, Logi Analytics, and now, Apprenda.
“It’s no secret that Apprenda is making waves in the Platform as a Service space,” Pinchev said. “First and foremost, I was attracted to this team. Sinclair and his fellow co-founders have created something special, and their growth in the coming years should be impressive. Secondly, this technology is already making an incredible impact inside enterprises, enabling them to successfully transform themselves in a software-driven world.”