SAN FRANCISCO, February 23, 2009 – MuleSource, the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software, today announced the appointment of Greg Schott as chief executive officer. Schott brings more than 20 years of technology management experience to MuleSource, most recently serving as senior vice president of marketing of open source Java infrastructure software provider SpringSource.
“MuleSource has established itself as the clear leader in the open source integration, ESB and SOA governance categories,” said Schott. “I am impressed by the company’s winning combination of world-class technology, loyal user community and customer success. I’m eager to work with the strong MuleSource team to capitalize on those assets and to lead the company in its next phase of rapid growth.”
Throughout his career, Schott has helped to grow companies from the early stages through IPO and beyond. As CEO of MuleSource, he will guide the company’s long-term business strategy and accelerated growth as a leader and innovator in infrastructure software.
“In addition to deep operational experience, Greg brings an unmatched understanding of the nuances of the open source business model,” said Ross Mason, creator of the Mule project and CTO and co-founder of MuleSource. “In these difficult economic times, MuleSource is uniquely poised to provide customers with more value at a lower cost. Coming off of a tremendous 2008, we see 2009 as another banner year for us with Greg as the key player at the helm.”
Prior to his experience at SpringSource, Schott served as senior vice president of marketing and vice president of corporate development at Agile Software (acquired by Oracle). He also served as vice president of marketing and vice president of operations at DG Systems, where he helped lead the company from a startup to a profitable public company. Previously, Schott held management positions at The Boston Consulting Group and Westinghouse, and served on the public company boards of Sonus and VerticalNet.
“Greg has a proven track record of driving growth,” said Ann Winblad, a MuleSource director as well as co-founder and Managing Director of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. “With well over 2000 identified enterprise deployments and over 100% year-over-year revenue growth, Mulesource is well positioned to benefit from Greg’s leadership.”
MuleSource is the leading provider of open source service oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure software. Founded by the creators of the Mule project, the world's most reliable and widely used open source enterprise service bus (ESB) and integration platform, MuleSource delivers enterprise class software, support and services to the thousands of organizations that have downloaded the open source project worldwide. Founded in 2006 and backed by investors Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures, MuleSource is headquartered in San Francisco with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.mulesource.com.
Ray George, Page One PR