Former MySQL Executive Kerry Ancheta Joins Apprenda as Vice President of Sales

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Sales and marketing veteran brings over 15-years of experience to the industry’s leading SaaS enabler

SaaSGrid has the ability to dramatically reduce development costs, while transforming the way companies deliver their software applications.

Apprenda today announced Kerry Ancheta has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Ancheta’s direct sales and marketing experience spans 15-years, including spending nearly a decade building MySQL, where he served as Vice President of Enterprise Sales for the Americas and helped build the company toward its successful acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2007.

Ancheta joins Apprenda as a decorated senior sales leader who has propelled multi-million dollar growth across key regions worldwide. At MySQL, Ancheta’s sales and marketing efforts helped catapult the startup organization from less than $1 million in sales revenues to being acquired for $1 billion by Sun Microsystems.

“I am thrilled to join Apprenda, a company that has demonstrated incredible success in serving the demands of businesses from ISVs to enterprises,” Ancheta said. “SaaSGrid has the ability to dramatically reduce development costs, while transforming the way companies deliver their software applications. I look forward to continuing to serve our existing customers and partners, and further communicating our benefits to a larger enterprise audience.”

Apprenda’s SaaSGrid is the leading application-server for software-as-a-service (SaaS). SaaSGrid is the modern abstraction layer for cloud applications, automating multi-tenancy and other critical SaaS architecture and business functionality, required for ISVs and enterprises to realize the revenue and efficiency gains made possible by the cloud.

Utilizing SaaSGrid has been shown to save companies millions in development costs, simplify enterprise IT management of applications and ensure that development teams can focus exclusively on the business’ core software.    

About Apprenda

Apprenda is the creator of SaaSGrid, the industry’s leading Application Server for Software as a Service (SaaS). As a “new-breed” of cloud middleware, SaaSGrid solves the upfront and ongoing technical and business challenges of delivering software-as- a-service. By smashing significant technical hurdles like single instance multi-tenancy and grid scalability, while at the same time providing “out-of-the-box” application services like billing and subscriber management, application life-cycle management, and much more, SaaSGrid is helping companies achieve sustained market leadership through superior software delivery. For more information visit Apprenda’s website at:

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