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Sonatype Named on Best Workplace Lists by Both Washingtonian Magazine and Battery Ventures


Company CEO also Chosen as a Tech10 Honoree by Baltimore Business Journal

Fulton, Md. – April 29, 2019 — Sonatype, the inventors of software supply chain management, is proud to announce it’s been named one of the 50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies on Glassdoor by Battery Ventures and one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 50 Great Places to Work.

In addition to the achievements highlighting Sonatype’s great workplace culture, Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson was named a Tech 10 honoree by the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ), and the company’s VP of Finance, Craig Vaughan, was named to the inaugural class of Rising Stars as part of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2019 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards.

“Being honored with these prestigious awards is a testament to our incredible employees and the culture every single person on the Sonatype team embodies,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sonatype. “Since day one, Sonatype has focused on creating a sustainable, fulfilling workplace for every employee. Through the Washingtonian and Battery Ventures distinctions, our employees are telling us we’re continuing to hit the mark.”

The distinctions come after a strong start to 2019 where the company saw 68% year-over-year Q1 growth in new customers. This growth continues the momentum from 2018, which was a landmark year as the market recognized the business critical and national security need for automating open source governance across software supply chains.

50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work for by Battery Ventures and Glassdoor

Sonatype ranked number 9 on the list that highlights 50 privately held companies—all business-to-business, cloud-computing companies--where employees report the highest levels of satisfaction at work, according to employee feedback as shared on Glassdoor.

Sonatype boasts an overall Glassdoor company rating of 4.8. The broader average across Glassdoor is 3.4. Sonatype’s CEO Wayne Jackson has 100% approval rating on Glassdoor—compared to an average of 69% for all approximately 900,000 employers on the site. The company has a 100% percent positive business-outlook rating by employees where the industry average is 49%. A positive business outlook means employees believe business will improve in the next six months.

Washingtonian Magazine's “50 Great Places to Work”

Winners were chosen after editors reviewed nearly 200 companies and more than 7,500 employee surveys. The final determinations relied heavily on the scores given by a company's employees. This year’s 50 winning workplaces, come from a mix of sizes (from 11 employees to 8,000) and industries.

Baltimore Business Journal’s 2019 Tech 10 honorees

The award honors 10 Baltimore area tech professionals that the BBJ feels is putting the region’s technology industry on the map and making noteworthy contributions to the community. The honorees were selected after a months-long nomination process. Sonatype’s Wayne Jackson and the other honorees will be featured in the June 28th issue of the BBJ.

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If you’re interested in joining Sonatype’s award winning team, the company is hiring for positions across the company. Visit for more information.

About Sonatype

Sonatype is the leader in software supply chain automation technology with more than 300 employees, over 1,000 enterprise customers, and is trusted by over 10 million software developers. Sonatype’s Nexus platform enables DevOps teams and developers to automatically integrate security at every stage of the modern development pipeline by combining in-depth component intelligence with real-time remediation guidance.