Shawn Douglass Joins ServiceMesh as CTO

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ServiceMesh Hires Industry Leader to Drive Technology Strategy and Innovation

Enterprise-grade cloud management

The ServiceMesh Agility Platform is driving significant and measurable customer value for an industry in transition

ServiceMesh, provider of the industry’s only enterprise-grade cloud management platform, today announced that Shawn Douglass has joined as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Douglass brings to ServiceMesh 15 years of rich experience defining strategy and investments in the enterprise IT sector. In recent years, Mr. Douglass has been a key contributor to the emerging enterprise cloud operating model, including work in expanding the notions of the Software Defined Datacenter, Big Data, Software-defined Networking, and OpenStack. Prior to ServiceMesh, he served as Managing Director of EMC Ventures.

“Shawn Douglass has been at the hub of an industry in transition to the modern datacenter,” said Eric Pulier, CEO at ServiceMesh. “Our mutual interest in helping transform and mature the IT industry, coupled with Shawn’s successful track record in steering technical strategy, make him a strong and natural fit for ServiceMesh and our enterprise customers. We look forward to working with Shawn to further accelerate ServiceMesh’s leading position in the enterprise market.’

“In my experience driving EMC’s strategic investment strategy and execution, as well as my time in the EMC Office of the CTO, I know a market-leading technology innovator with the ability to deliver when I see it,” said Shawn Douglass, ServiceMesh CTO. “The ServiceMesh Agility Platform is driving significant and measurable customer value for an industry in transition. I am excited to join the ServiceMesh team to maintain the company’s leadership position and to move the field forward in new and exciting ways.”

Named an Always On 2012 Power Players in the Cloud award winner, Shawn Douglass was also known as the “Top Star” at EMC Ventures. SiliconAngle recently said, “Shawn was the key player at EMC that turned their primarily east coast corp dev driven VC arm into a Silicon Valley venture capitalist powerhouse.” At ServiceMesh, Mr. Douglass will be responsible for a wide range of technology-driven activities across the organization from developing strategy to applying market and customer insights and advancing key strategic partnerships.

Mr. Douglass spent over ten years at EMC, where he began as Director of Partner Engineering, and served as Senior Director Advanced Technology Ventures for the Office of the CTO, before becoming Managing Director for EMC Ventures. Prior to EMC, Mr. Douglass was an early employee at Digital Island and Loud Cloud/Opsware helping empower their IPOs. He has served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Technical Steering Committee for the Enterprise Grid Alliance (EGA), and was on the Joyent Board of Directors as the EMC Observer.

About ServiceMesh
ServiceMesh provides the industry’s only enterprise-grade cloud management platform that enables on-demand, self-service IT operating models for Global 2000 clients. Enterprise customers select the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The Agility Platform provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer’s cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services. Some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies in financial services, health care and other highly regulated industries rely on ServiceMesh to deliver applications and services at the speed of market change, streamline bureaucratic and inefficient IT operating models and transform IT into a strategic business enabler and competitive advantage. To learn more, visit

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