Brian Gentile Joins Vaadin’s Board of Directors as Chairman

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Vaadin, the company behind the popular open source web application development tools, announces the appointment of Brian Gentile, as non-executive Chairman, to its Board of Directors.

Brian Gentile

Brian Gentile

I’m impressed with Vaadin’s products and the market they’re building, creating a successful open source business model that already reaches 150,000 developers.

Vaadin, the company behind the popular open source web application development tools, announces the appointment of Brian Gentile, as non-executive Chairman, to its Board of Directors.

Gentile, a veteran of a number of leading Silicon Valley companies, has held senior executive positions at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Informatica, Brio Software and TIBCO. Most recently he led Jaspersoft - the industry leading commercial open source business intelligence software company - as CEO and Chairman, from 2007 through 2014 and its acquisition by TIBCO (in April of that year).

“While our overall business has grown more than 30% each year for the past 10 years, our commercial product revenues are doubling each year,” says CEO Joonas Lehtinen. “Brian’s experience in building category-defining companies in the developer tools market brings us valuable insights that help us amplify product company DNA.“

“I’m impressed with Vaadin’s products and the market they’re building, creating a successful open source business model that already reaches 150,000 developers“ Gentile said. “Businesses everywhere are becoming more user-centric because the end-user application experience is increasingly dictating which software and web experience wins and loses. Vaadin’s technology simplifies web development and has an opportunity to help lead the transformation of every business into a software business,” Gentile added.

In this Chairman role, Gentile joins existing Vaadin Board members Patrik Hedelin, Heli Ahlroos, and Joonas Lehtinen as well as deputy board members Jessica Mattson and Jurka Rahikkala.

For further information on Vaadin products and services or this announcement, please visit vaadin.com/company

About Brian Gentile
Brian Gentile has earned an MBA, with an emphasis in Technology Marketing, from Arizona State University. He has also served as a Board member for a number of software and technology companies (including two others currently), and served for seven years as a Public Governor on the Pacific Stock & Options Exchange in San Francisco.

About Vaadin
Vaadin is the company behind the Open Source Vaadin Framework. It is today used in 40% of the Fortune 100 companies and by more than 150,000 developers worldwide. The company employs over 130 persons in Finland, California and Germany. For further information on Vaadin tools, services, and career opportunities, please visit http://www.vaadin.com.

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