Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Getting serious

Magnolia today announced the appointment of Andrew King as the new Head of Business Development for Magnolia Americas. Andrew is coming to us from competing Alfresco, and as such he brings with him excellent industry knowledge, and he gets Open Source. Combining his expertise with the outstanding product that Magnolia CMS really is leads to excellent motivation on all sides, and we look forward to make many more customers happy than we already did.

I am really excited about Magnolia making headway into the US. After all, I personally founded Magnolia Americas in summer 2007 and spend considerably time there laying the foundation of our success. With Andrew, we hired a "native" who understands the US market and has worked with European companies before. This will be of great benefit for our clients as well as our partner channel in the USA. Developing the latter is Andrew's first priority, in line with our corporate strategy of growing with our partners. Our non-compete partner strategy should be a strong incentive for potential partners in the USA, and we look forward to partner with some excellent companies in the USA.
Having Andrew on board is certainly a milestone for our US business. Expect more good news to come!