Bedford, MA–March 30, 2015 – Progress today announced the strategic hire of Sean Doherty to the role of Chief Sales Officer, Worldwide Sales, for the Progress Application Development and Deployment business unit. In this role, Doherty is focused on aligning sales goals, driving results as well as creating innovative and integrated sales initiatives to position Progress as the most important destination for developers the world over. In this new capacity, he will work closely with the Progress EMEA Sales leadership, headed by Mark Armstrong, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA at Progress.
“A few months ago we announced strategic changes to provide greater focus and agility in the delivery of our app dev and integration solutions,” said Karen Tegan Padir, President, Application Development and Deployment, Progress Software. “As part of that dedicated focus, we’ve made the investment in the talent necessary to drive our business forward. The hiring of Sean Doherty to support Progress comes at a time when we’re poised for the rebirth of Progress as an innovator and thought leader within the app dev space and beyond.”
Coming from high impact organizations including Red Hat and EnterpriseDB, Doherty was responsible for double-digit growth for both organizations. He is a seasoned sales and business development executive with expertise in leading sales teams throughout the United States and globally. In addition to his wealth of experience, he has a proven track record for attracting, retaining and motivating successful sales professionals.
“When the opportunity to drive sales growth for the Progress Application Development and Deployment unit was presented to me, I jumped at it,” said Doherty. “The company has so much to offer – a robust product line, a ‘who’s who’ of global customers and an executive team that knows what is needed to succeed. The app dev market is shifting in exciting ways, creating a tremendous opportunity for us to make a major impact, quickly. I could not be happier leading this team into the future.”
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.
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