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CloudBees Appoints New VP of Business Development

CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced Andrew Lee, former director of strategy and corporate business development at VMware, has joined CloudBees as vice president of business development. In his new role, Lee will lead the business development efforts at CloudBees, helping to shape corporate strategy while establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships and alliances to fuel the company’s growth.

Lee has more than 15 years of experience in business development and strategic alliances within the software infrastructure sector. Lee was most recently a principal with Battery Ventures, focusing on the enterprise software and infrastructure space, including PaaS. Prior to Battery Ventures, he directed corporate development at VMware, leading many of their acquisitions and strategic venture investments. While at VMware, he helped lead the investment in and subsequent acquisition of SpringSource. Through these initiatives he developed an affinity for application development, deployment and management and realized the inevitability of Platform as a Service as a transformational technology. Previously, Lee worked at Advanced Technology Ventures as an associate and in venture and M&A advisory at Wasserstein Perella.

“Andrew Lee is a tremendous addition to the CloudBees leadership team. He brings an extensive level of industry knowledge and business development expertise that will drive our growth to the next level in the rapidly growing PaaS market,” said Sacha Labourey, CEO and founder, CloudBees. “Andrew has a proven track record of forging key relationships and we’re excited to have him join CloudBees at this critical point in our company’s evolution.”

“I have known CloudBees since its formation and have always been impressed with the company’s vision, team and technology. I am excited to join this innovative and passionate team, as we deliver superior solutions to our customers with a rich ecosystem of partners,” said Lee. “I look forward to helping drive our continued success.”

Published Monday, March 12, 2012 7:27 AM by David Marshall
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