Industry Veteran Appointed to Build Upon 300% Growth in Past 12 Months,
Rapidly Expand Field Operations…….
AppDynamics, Inc., the next-generation application performance management company that simplifies the management of complex web applications, announced today that Jeremy Duggan,a veteran of software sales at BMC and BladeLogic, has joined the company as VP of EMEA Sales. Responsible for the company’s entire line of sales and go-to-market initiatives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Jeremy will set his sights on accelerating a growth engine that exploded 300% over the past twelve months and added significant customers such as Hotels.com, Betfair, IG Index, Expedia UK, Unibet, Karavel.com, and Galeries Lafayette.
Prior to joining AppDynamics Jeremy was the EMEA Vice President at BMC,
joining BMC after its acquisition of Bladelogic for $900 million, which
represented the highest multiple paid for any public technology company that
year. At BladeLogic Jeremy led the most profitable, productive, and
fastest-growing region in the company, and prior to BladeLogic Jeremy
achieved similar results running EMEA at Ascential software.
“I’m enthusiastic about the amazing growth story that AppDynamics has
created and the opportunity to scale its already-impressive EMEA
operations,” said Jeremy Duggan. “It’s a rare phenomenon to find an
enterprise software company that has such fast time-to-value and an
immediate impact on its customers’ ability to solve problems. AppDynamics’
‘consumer’ approach to B2B sales and marketing allows its prospects to
install and use their software with no training or assistance, a
high-velocity, frictionless approach that has completely disrupted the
application performance management space. I’m looking forward to helping
drive the company’s customer acquisition efforts and being a part of its
maniacal focus on customer success, as evidenced by its industry-leading Net
Promoter Score of 82.”
“Jeremy is one of the top sales executives on the planet and the perfect
choice to harness our EMEA growth engine and take it to the next level,”
said Joe Sexton, President of Worldwide Field Operations at AppDynamics.
“His tremendous track record at BMC and BladeLogic demonstrates the strength
and scalability of his unique formula for running a software organisation.
Jeremy’s unmatched eye for key talent and his ability to unlock the
potential of his sales teams make him the perfect choice to continue
AppDynamics’ aggressive growth plans and disruption in the enterprise
IG, a leading provider of financial spread betting and CFDs, is an
AppDynamics customer in the UK. Ivan Gowan, Head of IT Development at IG
commented, “We rely on AppDynamics to provide real time monitoring of the
performance of our trading systems and it’s good to see them enjoying their
success and growing so fast. Their commitment to innovation and their
customer experience aligns closely with our own. This, and their commitment
to working closely with us, is what ensures our relationship goes from
strength to strength.”
Having recently completed a funding round of $50 million led by
Institutional Venture Partners with contributions from Greylock Partners,
Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Kleiner Perkins, AppDynamics has opened a
new office in Bracknell, England. Jeremy will hire quickly to fill out the
sales team and rapidly scale EMEA field operations.