Abraham Elias of Sencha Selected by ExecRank as a Top Private Company CTO for 2012

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Elias Recognized for Technology Innovation and Mobile Application Development

Sencha, the leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications, today announced that Abraham Elias, the company’s chief technology officer has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top Private Company CTO” for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top CTOs that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CTOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.

“This recognition by ExecRank is a reflection of Sencha’s incredible technical team and I am humbled to share it with them,” said Elias. “In the last two years, we have made enormous strides in providing developers with the ideal HTML5 tools and frameworks for building applications that can run on any device, platform or browser and I am excited by the opportunity we have to continue to drive this market.”

According to Adam Navrozally, analyst for the Rankings division of ExecRank, “Mr. Elias has an impressive record of success both in technical innovation and driving growth at a variety of companies, most notably at Sencha. His work has helped spread his company’s reputation for providing high quality application development software solutions. He is highly regarded in his field, and amongst other CTOs.”

There are over 15,000 Private Company CTOs in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top Private Company CTO Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for Top CTOs in 2012 has been their role in developing defensible technologies for their companies, and leveraging those technologies to strengthen competitiveness. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by the General Counsel of our finalists, as their role in facilitating IP advantages was also weighed heavily. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CTOs that served on boards of directors and displayed a skill set that is applicable to multiple industries. The CTOs that made this list represent the best of the best in their field.

For the complete rankings, please visit http://www.ExecRank.com.

About Abraham Elias
Abraham oversees Sencha’s strategic direction and has played a critical role in driving its rapid growth as the leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications. As founding CEO, Abraham recruited a world-class team and he bootstrapped the company until it secured $15 million in funding from Sequoia Capital. He also acquired and integrated six of the most popular JavaScript open source projects — CSS3Pie, JQTouch (JQT), RaphaelJS, ConnectJS, Infoviz, PhiloGL — all now part of Sencha Labs.

About Sencha
Sencha's application frameworks, tools and cloud services empower developers to create high quality applications based on Web standards that can run on an unprecedented number of devices, platforms and browsers. The company's flagship product, Sencha Complete, includes industry-leading JavaScript frameworks, tools, and services. More than two million developers worldwide at more than 150,000 companies use the Sencha family of products to build highly functional and robust desktop and mobile applications to run their business. Visit Sencha on the web, read the Sencha blog, follow us on Twitter @Sencha, and like us on Facebook.

About ExecRank
ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies (ExecSense, Charles Pinot, Verb Ventures), Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.

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