Helping drive Adaptiva growth in 2016, the company has announced that Jim Sounders will take the CEO position.
Adaptiva Appoints Jim Souders as CEO
Global Systems Management Company Promotes Top Executive to Lead Next Chapter of Growth and Expansion
Seattle, WA, Jan. 31, 2017 – Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management, today appointed Jim Souders as chief executive officer. Souders previously held the position of chief operations officer at Adaptiva where he drove the company’s unprecedented growth, including a 100 percent increase in new customer revenues for the company’s peer-to-peer systems management technology.
“Since Jim joined Adaptiva in 2015, the company has executed with unparalleled excellence across all areas of business including sales, marketing, support, customer engagement, and partnerships,” said Dr. Deepak Kumar, chief technology officer and founder of Adaptiva. “His unique combination of strategic vision, drive, and executive presence have been instrumental in establishing Adaptiva as the industry leader in endpoint systems management software. As I dedicate my efforts to advancing our product line and accelerating the pace of technological innovation, Jim and Adaptiva’s business team will continue to deliver outstanding experiences to our customers and partners and to the broader Systems Management ecosystem.”
Souders has focused much of last year on building his executive team, streamlining business operations, and expanding the addressable market. He has also spearheaded the rapid increase in sales of the company’s flagship OneSite™ content distribution engine and driven go-to-market for the company’s Client Health™ endpoint health and security product. In 2017, Souders will lead the next phase in the company’s evolution, including an anticipated 300% growth in engineering staff for new product development to meet the growing market demand for Adaptiva’s technology and facilitate the enterprise deployment of Windows 10.
Prior to Adaptiva, Souders was general manager and vice president at Dorado Software, which specializes in the development, licensing, and support of software defined network management and orchestration software. He has led high growth organizations through all stages of company evolution, including public offering and acquisition. He brings experience in delivering a variety of leading-edge technologies, such as IT infrastructure management, cross-platform mobile application development, software defined networks management, and wireless supply chain automation systems.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead a high-performing team with such dedicated and talented people who are changing the face of systems management for many of today’s largest Global 1000 companies,” said Souders. “Systems Management as we know it today is at a turning point and Adaptiva is poised to deliver the efficiency, automation, and innovation necessary to lead it into the future. I look forward to scaling our business and our exceptional team to continue to bring new products to market quickly and to deliver the high-value returns that our customers have come to expect from us.”
Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of smart scaling, network aware IT systems management solutions. Adaptiva enables IT professionals to securely speed enterprise-wide software deployments without adding costly servers or throttling network bandwidth. The company’s breakthrough peer-to-peer systems management technology uses intelligence, automation, and bandwidth optimization techniques to distribute content faster than any other systems management solution available today. The company’s software is used by Fortune 500 companies and deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. Learn more at adaptiva.com.
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