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WSO2 gets new CEO as company expands executive team to support next stage of growth

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WSO2 yesterday announced that former Codenvy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tyler Jewell has joined the company as CEO and Director of the board. 

Tyler brings to WSO2 more than 20 years of experience in building and scaling enterprise software companies. In his role as CEO, he will spearhead the worldwide expansion of WSO2’s business as the company leads the next wave of innovation in middleware for digital transformation. 

Tyler joins WSO2 as the company expands its executive team to support the next phase of growth. WSO2’s founding CEO, Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, will continue to drive WSO2’s technology vision and innovation as Chief Architect and Executive Chairman of the board. The moves further position WSO2 to advance its global footprint and technology leadership. 

In 2017, WSO2 has seen increasing growth as businesses and governments continue to turn to WSO2’s comprehensive, cloud-native open source middleware, which facilitates agile development while eliminating the risk of platform lock-in. 

Today, 400 enterprises drive more than five trillion transactions each year on WSO2’s platform for digital transformation, which includes API management, integration, streaming analytics, identity management and device management. 

“For the past 12 years, WSO2 has been committed to rethinking and redesigning middleware to meet enterprises’ real-world demands, which has led to an incredible rate of growth as organisations rely on our platform for their digital transformation initiatives,” said WSO2 Chairman and Chief Architect Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana. 

“We are thrilled to have Tyler join us in leading our next phase of growth. His experience as a three-time CEO and success in building enterprise platforms sets him apart as a strategist and leader, and having served as a director on our board, Tyler’s appreciation for our once-in-a-generation opportunity to disrupt the middleware market makes this a perfect match.”

Tyler is a proven enterprise leader and developer-centric investor. At Codenvy, he created a category-leading company acquired by Red Hat in 2017 and the fastest growing Eclipse open source project with Eclipse Che. As a Toba Capital partner and angel, he has invested $ 100 million in developers, DevOps, and middleware at Cloudant (acquired by IBM), Sauce Labs, Sourcegraph, ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ and AppHarbor (acquired by Microsoft). He will be based in WSO2’s Mountain View, CA headquarters.

 “WSO2 has upended the middleware market with its open source approach to helping enterprises create a new generation of digital economy applications and services that drive dramatic improvements in performance, productivity and capital efficiency,” said WSO2 CEO and Director Tyler Jewell. 

“I am excited to work with the WSO2 team, customers, partners and community to deliver the next generation of application and integration services that will transform WSO2 into the world’s largest middleware company.”


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