AnsibleWorks Adds New Executives to Drive Simple IT Automation Vision

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Executives bring experience from open source leaders Alfresco & Red Hat.

Following a $6 million investment by Menlo Ventures in August, AnsibleWorks, the company that develops and provides commercial support and services for the popular Ansible open source project, today announced the appointment of two veteran open source executives to round out the company’s dynamic management team. Todd Barr joins AnsibleWorks as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Jeanmarie Martinko joins the company as Vice President of Operations and General Counsel.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jeanmarie Martinko and Todd Barr to the AnsibleWorks management team,” said Saïd Ziouani, CEO of AnsibleWorks. “The demand for cloud-ready, easy-to-use IT automation and application deployment tools is exploding. With Todd & Jeanmarie on board, we will be able to quickly build the market presence and operational capability we need to take advantage of the opportunity.”

Todd Barr, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Todd Barr brings 15 years of experience in enterprise software and open source marketing. Prior to AnsibleWorks, Todd was the Chief Marketing Officer at Alfresco, the global leader in open source content management, where he led marketing for three years. Todd also spent over six years at Red Hat, where he built the software vendor certification program for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and oversaw global go-to-market campaigns.

Jeanmarie Martinko, Vice President, Operations & General Counsel
Jeanmarie Martinko served in various senior roles in the legal department at Nortel Networks, Argentina, and at Research Triangle Park, NC, where she supported commercial and technology transactions in the U.S. and Latin America, and as counsel to the wireless business and product development units for its joint ventures, technology development and IP transactions globally. Most recently, Jeanmarie was Associate General Counsel at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and prior to that, she managed for more than four years the Americas legal team for outbound licensing at Red Hat. Jeanmarie’s experience also includes SOX auditing and corporate governance and compliance.

About AnsibleWorks
AnsibleWorks develops and provides commercial support and services for Ansible, the radically simple open source IT orchestration solution. AnsibleWorks offers an enterprise-ready orchestration platform for IT organizations built around an open source core. Our mission is to enable businesses to easily and securely manage large ¬scale computing infrastructures on premise and in the cloud.

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