Keynote® (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring, today announced the appointment of Nick Halsey, 52, to the position of chief marketing officer responsible for all the company’s go-to-market activities and strategies. He succeeds Ren Bloom who has been Keynote’s vice president of marketing since May 2008. Mr. Bloom has decided to leave the company to pursue a new business venture. “We are delighted to have Nick join Keynote in this important role to help take us to the next level in our growth,” said Umang Gupta, chairman and CEO of Keynote. “Nick is a seasoned and savvy enterprise sales and marketing executive with a long track record of success in the Internet, commercial open source, SaaS and enterprise software markets, including most recently at fast -growing SugarCRM. Additionally, Nick was instrumental in helping grow Brio Software to over $200 million in sales. We look forward to similar accomplishments from Nick here at Keynote. Ren Bloom has been a tremendous asset to Keynote over the last six years and we are sorry to see him go. We wish him much success in his exciting new business venture.” Nick has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software, and has played a leading role in the emergence of both the business intelligence and commercial open source markets. Most recently Nick was the chief marketing officer and executive vice president of corporate development at SugarCRM, where he managed the company’s overall go-to-market strategy. Prior to SugarCRM, Halsey served as the vice president of marketing and product management at Jaspersoft Corporation, the leading open source business intelligence company. He was a co-founder and board member of Biz360, an innovator in social media monitoring and market intelligence solutions that was recently acquired by Attensity Group, and also served as the founding vice president of sales and marketing for Brio Software, where for over six years he helped lead the company to $200 million in sales and a successful IPO. Nick also served as the CMO and executive vice president of corporate development at Alphablox, guiding it to an acquisition by IBM.
Mr. Halsey holds a B.A. degree in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from Stanford University, is an avid cyclist, and the father of three energetic young boys.About Keynote Keynote®, Inc., (NASDAQ: KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. Keynote maintains the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Known as ‘The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,’ Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms: Keynote Perspective® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices. Keynote DeviceAnywhere® provides the industry's only true cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile applications and websites. It's suite of mobile testing solutions is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver quality mobile applications and services to the mobile channel. Keynote SIGOS® offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide. Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc., is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE. The trademarks or registered trademarks of Keynote Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries include Keynote ®, DataPulse ®, Keynote Customer Experience Rankings ®, Perspective ®, Keynote Red Alert ®, Keynote WebEffective ®, The Internet Performance Authority ®, MyKeynote ®, SIGOS ®, SITE ®, keynote ® The Mobile & Internet Performance Authority™, Keynote FlexUse ®, Keynote DeviceAnywhere ®, Keynote DeviceAnywhere Test Center ®, Keynote DemoAnywhere ® and Keynote MonitorAnywhere ® All related trademarks, trade names, logos, characters, design and trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Keynote Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries and may not be used without written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.