Former F5 Networks and Isilon Executive to Lead Engineering and SaaS Operations for Fast-Growing Technology Business Management Provider
BELLEVUE, Wash. – October 30, 2012 – Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced the appointment of Brett Helsel as senior vice president of engineering operations. Formerly with F5 Networks and Isilon, Helsel will oversee the design and delivery of products supporting Apptio’s TBM strategy, and will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team.
“As we accelerate our growth into a large-scale enterprise technology company, we must continue to attract top talent from around the industry,” said Sunny Gupta, co-founder, president and CEO of Apptio. “Brett brings tremendous depth and experience leading teams that build market-leading products, and his strong customer focus will make him a key contributor to the continued success of our business.”
Prior to joining Apptio, Helsel ran engineering efforts at Isilon Systems (acquired by EMC in 2010 for $2.5 billion), where his product vision and high-performance leadership contributed to an eight-fold increase in revenue during his tenure. His professional background includes similar, high-impact roles as president and CEO of Lockdown Networks (a provider of enterprise security technology) and chief technology officer and senior vice president of product development at F5 Networks, where he helped the company become a market-share leader and one of the most successful initial public offerings of 1999.
Apptio has quickly established serious traction as the market-leader and creator of the TBM category, largely because of the company’s intense focus on making its customers successful,” said Helsel. “Maintaining that focus and intensifying its impact on product development will be like adding jet fuel to a high-performance growth engine–the potential is staggering.”
Helsel holds a BS in geophysics and oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology, and an executive Management Certificate from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Apptio is the leading independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive Bill of IT™, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio’s TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, St. Luke’s Health System, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio® products and services to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information, visit the Apptio website or the Apptio blog.
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