Zend Technologies adds Bill Ackermann as Vice President of Sales
Brings Over 20 Years of Experience in Enterprise Software from Oracle, Netscape, Metreo
Cupertino, Calif. – June 12, 2006 - Zend Technologies, the PHP company, today announced that Bill Ackermann has joined the company as vice president of sales. Mr. Ackermann has held senior sales positions at both emerging and mature enterprise software category leaders, including positions at Oracle, Netscape and most recently, Metreo. At Zend, Mr. Ackermann will oversee North American and Global Alliance sales and join the executive management team.
Mr. Ackermann joins Zend from Metreo, a leading pricing optimization software company, where he served as vice president of worldwide sales from its inception to its acquisition. At Metreo, Mr. Ackermann negotiated major worldwide agreements with Fortune 50 manufacturers and distributors. Previous to that, Mr. Ackermann worked at Netscape Communications, and rose through the sales organization to the role of vice president, North American sales, where he was responsible for growing North American revenue from $150,000,000 to $350,000,000 and expanding the team from 100 to 300 direct, indirect, channel, telesales and pre-sales support personnel. He also worked at Oracle Corporation for eight years in regional sales roles where he helped establish and recapture Oracle’s dominance in several segments and multinational major accounts.
Mr. Ackermann joins Zend at a time when the adoption of PHP by developers and enterprise organizations is rising sharply due to its reputation as the most efficient language for Web development. Zend delivers products and services for developing, deploying and managing enterprise-class PHP applications, selling them directly and in partnership with large established companies like IBM and Oracle.
“Web development and web services are driving strong demand for dynamic languages such as PHP,” said Bill Ackermann. “As companies are creating more and more business-critical applications on PHP technology, they are looking to work with the PHP industry leader to provide vision, technology and services to ensure successful deployments. I am excited to join Zend at such an important moment in its history and to help build out its infrastructure for world class enterprise support.”
About Zend Technologies Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty-two million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.