Enterprise DevOps Veteran, Bill Karpovich, Joins Sonatype to Drive Continued Growth & Global Expansion
Fulton, MD – October 12, 2017 - Sonatype, the leader in software supply chain automation, today announced that Bill Karpovich has been named SVP of strategy and corporate development. Reporting to Sonatype CEO Wayne Jackson, Bill will lead portfolio evolution, strategic partnering, acquisitions, and new growth initiatives worldwide.
“The market is accelerating,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sonatype. “The Equifax breach is a wake-up call for CXOs globally. Traditional approaches to
Karpovich joins Sonatype from IBM, where he most recently served as General Manager within IBM’s Cloud and Watson Platform division, leading product strategy and execution for IBM’s cloud platform offerings (PaaS & IaaS), branded IBM Bluemix. In this role, Karpovich led
“Software-driven innovation is not only transforming industries and fueling growth, it is also exposing serious risks,” said Karpovich. “The market is in dire need of a new approach to software security that can keep pace with modern app development, and that’s exactly what Sonatype has to offer. Businesses – and their customers – can gain the benefits of speed without losing control and confidence. We have a tremendous opportunity ahead of us. It’s great to be a part of building another game-changing company.”
Sonatype is the leading provider of DevOps-native tools to automate modern software supply chains. As the creators of Apache Maven, the Central Repository, and Nexus Repository, Sonatype pioneered componentized software development and has a rich history of supporting open source innovation. Today, more than 120,000 organizations depend on Sonatype’s Nexus platform to govern the volume, variety, and quality of open source components flowing into modern software applications. Sonatype is privately held with investments from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Accel Partners, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, Bay Partners, and Goldman Sachs. Learn more at www.sonatype.com.
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