CollabNet, the leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) distributed software development solutions, has appointed Richard Murray as vice president of engineering.
Murray brings more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry, the majority of which has focused on enterprise software development and organisational transformation. He will manage global software engineering efforts to promote the continued growth and success of existing CollabNet solutions and lead the development of the company's next generation offerings.
Murray's initial area of focus at CollabNet will be to direct and manage the progression of the recently launched CollabNet Enterprise Edition 4.0. The launch of version 4.0 and the accompanying CollabNet Application Lifecycle
Manager and family of CollabNet Connectors represents a significant strategic move by the company to further extend company's industry-leading distributed development technology across the entire application lifecycle. Murray will lead the global development team to drive innovation into the CollabNet platform as product demands increase, on-demand distributed development market matures and user needs grow.
Murray joins CollabNet from Reuters Ltd. where most recently he served as vice president of engineering. During this time he created the Reuters Developer Network as part of a global transformation initiative designed to establish a more open, standardised, and simplified development environment within Reuters, one of the worldwide leading news agencies and supplier of standard finance software. This was achieved by using the CollabNet distributed software development environment. He also managed Enterprise Solutions development including building the core of Reuters's strategic Market Data Distribution System and extending this platform's reach to the Internet by building the Reuters Internet Finance Platform. Murray held additional executive-level roles during his tenure at Reuters that contributed to more streamlined operations and millions of dollars in annual cost savings.
"Having been actively involved in the globalisation of enterprise software development, I have been continually impressed with the commitment of CollabNet to the software development industry and their vital role in helping shape the distributed software development market," said Murray. "This is an exciting opportunity for me to join a company that is truly on the cutting-edge of the industry and I look forward to contributing to continued growth and success."