Kubi Names Open Text Veteran as Vice President of Marketing

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Dylan Barrell will lead marketing and business development. Kubi also announces appointment of Ayikudy Srikanth as vice president of engineering.

We’ve brought on board a team of high-achieving executives who will advance Kubi solutions and drive the message to market

Kubi Software, Inc., an innovator in sales effectiveness solutions, today announced the appointment of Dylan Barrell as vice president of marketing and business development. Formerly vice president of corporate development at Open Text, Barrell will direct Kubi business development and marketing programs for the company’s new-generation Kubi Enable software. Barrell had been with Open Text for ten years after the company had acquired Intunix AG, a search-engine technology start-up co-founded by Barrell. Kubi also announced the appointment made earlier this year of Ayikudy “Sri” Srikanth, networking and security industry veteran, as vice president of engineering.

“With Kubi Enable, Kubi Software is embarking on a new chapter in its evolution as a provider of sales effectiveness solutions – intuitive solutions that help businesses easily organize, monitor and coordinate sales activities for optimized sales effectiveness and profitability,” said Mark Rankovic, CEO of Kubi Software. “We’ve brought on board a team of high-achieving executives who will advance Kubi solutions and drive the message to market,” continued Rankovic. Commenting on Dylan Barrell, vice president of marketing, Rankovic said, “Dylan has domain expertise and a proven track record in successfully bringing new solutions to market. We believe he is uniquely qualified to ensure the success of Kubi Enable go-to-market strategies and programs. And Sri, a recognized technology thought leader and author of numerous patents, completes our new executive team as vice president of engineering.”

About Dylan Barrell

Dylan A. Barrell brings 17-plus years of international software marketing experience to Kubi Software. As vice president of marketing and business development, he aligns product development with customer needs and leads all marketing programs that drive and support corporate messaging. Prior to Kubi, Barrell was vice president of corporate development at Open Text, the leader in enterprise content management software, which in 1995 acquired the search-engine company co-founded by Barrell -- Intunix of St. Gallen (Switzerland). During his ten-year tenure with Open Text, Barrell held executive-level positions of increasing responsibility that spanned segment marketing and product management. He was instrumental in growing Open Text from 50 employees and sub $10M revenues in 1995 to over 2000 employees worldwide with annual revenue approaching $500 million in 2005. Expert in collaborative technology go-to-market strategies and localization programs, Barrell is a sought-after keynote speaker at industry conferences and events. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in computer science from WITS University (Johannesburg, South Africa).

About Ayikudy “Sri” Srikanth

Ayikudy “Sri” Srikanth has 15 years of experience in engineering design and management in the security and networking industry, and a proven track record in taking software and hardware products from concept to customers. As vice president of engineering at Kubi Software, he directs the company’s solution architecture to implement the product roadmap for business activity management software. Prior to joining Kubi Software, Srikanth was part of the early team at Crossbeam Systems, a leading developer of total network security solutions, where he was director of software and vice president of engineering. He played a pivotal role in the architecture and product strategy at Crossbeam Systems and built and led a high-performance engineering team that brought multiple products to market and supported them for hundreds of customers and partners. Srikanth started his career with Wellfleet Communications (later acquired by Nortel Networks) where he held various engineering and management positions. Author of VRRP Increasing Reliability and Fail Over with the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (Addison-Wesley, 2003), Srikanth has been published in industry journals and holds six protocol-related patents. He holds an MBA from Babson College, an MS in computer and electrical engineering from Purdue University, and a BS in electronics from the Government College of Technology (India). Srikanth is a resident of Reading, Mass.

About Kubi Software, Inc.

Kubi Software, Inc., an innovator in sales effectiveness solutions, helps companies accelerate and improve sales processes with intuitive applications that easily institutionalize best practices and ensure compliance with business policies. By correlating sales activities with outcomes and leveraging existing technology investments Kubi solutions drive sales efficiencies, effectiveness and profitability. Exploiting the familiar email experience, Kubi Enable™ software promotes cross-functional collaboration enabling users to easily track, monitor, and organize customer-centric activities. Founded in 2001, Kubi is the recipient of the KM World Trend Setting and DEMO God awards, and has been recognized for Technical Excellence by PC Magazine. Kubi is headquartered in the Greater Boston Area. Visit: http://www.kubisoftware.com.

Kubi, Kubi Software, Kubi Enable, Kubi Client, Kubi Server, Kubi Space, Ubiquitous Collaboration, and the "at-u" logo and any logos associated therewith are trademarks of Kubi Software, Inc. that are pending or registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Kubi Software mark is registered in the Japanese Patent Office and pending in the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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