Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business applications, today announced key senior appointments to bolster the company’s Application Development business and partner community. Having worked with the world’s leading software companies, Karen Tegan Padir joins Progress as senior vice president and business line lead, Application Development. At the same time, Kimberly King, a specialist in channels and alliances growth, comes to Progress as vice president, Global Partners and Channels.
As an executive committee member reporting to the CEO, Karen Tegan Padir will chart a course for the growth of the application development business. In her role as business lead, Padir will drive Progress® OpenEdge® application development product strategy, product management, product marketing, and all related functions that support the business.
Padir joins Progress from EnterpriseDB, where she most recently served as executive vice president, Products & Engineering, and was responsible for all product functions achieving significant success by tripling the product portfolio that yielded 146 percent growth in new customers and 100 percent revenue growth. Prior to EnterpriseDB, she was at Sun Microsystems, where she was one of the founding members of the J2EE team, and grew the entire middleware business, comprising MySQL, Glassfish Application Server, Identity, Access and Roles Management, Directory Server and the SOA Portfolio, to deliver 50 percent incremental license revenue growth. Under her leadership, Glassfish became the industry's most used Java EE compatible application server with over 50 million downloads to date.
Kimberly King is responsible for the strategic direction, management and success of the Progress partner community. King and her team will help current Progress Partners grow their overall revenue, while recruiting new software vendors into the Progress community.
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