AppSense Names Darron Antill as COO and Increases Executive Presence in US
Leader in user virtualization increases North American presence to keep pace with demand for desktop virtualization solutions
New York, NY – April 20, 2010 – AppSense (www.appsense.com), the leading provider of user virtualization solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Darron Antill has joined the company as chief operating officer. Antill brings more than 20 years of technology sales and management experience to AppSense and will be responsible for developing the expanding network of AppSense global operations, as well as growing the company’s North American business. This appointment follows on from the recent relocation of key company executives to the US.
“We are pleased to welcome Darron to the company. His proven track record of success and experience with growing markets will be a great addition and asset to AppSense,” said Charles Sharland, CEO at AppSense. “The relocation of several members of our management team illustrates how focused we are on increasing our presence in the US and the incredible market demand we are experiencing. We also look forward to continuing to strengthen our commitment to our North American partners and customers.”
Prior to AppSense, Antill was CEO of specialist virtualization integrator Vistorm, where he led the company to record revenues and oversaw the business through its acquisition by EDS and subsequent transition to HP. During his seven years at Vistorm, Antill was responsible for its sales and services business, building strategic vendor relationships and developing strong channel alliances.
“This is an exciting time for AppSense and I look forward to helping continue to increase our momentum by leading the company’s presence in the US and ensuring we continue to provide award-winning, innovative technology solutions,” said Antill. “My goal as AppSense’s chief operating officer is to continue to double the company’s growth year over year while ensuring our customers and partners receive the best services and support to assist them in effectively managing their user environment.”
Antill joins an expanding AppSense executive team in the US including Peter Rawlinson, vice president of marketing in AppSense’s US headquarters in New York City and Martin Ingram, vice president of strategy, and Simon Rust, vice president of technology, in its technology center in Palo Alto, California.
In 2009, AppSense sold 170,000 licenses of its user virtualization software, representing close to 20 percent of all virtual desktops sold globally, and over 60 percent of all componentized virtual desktop seats sold. AppSense products are used in a wide-range of industries and 2009 growth showed specific traction in financial services, healthcare, higher education and the public sector.
About AppSense’s User Virtualization Technology
AppSense user virtualization technology enables corporate desktops to be personalized without the need for cumbersome profiles or scripts. From server-based computing environments to virtual and physical desktops, user virtualization ensures users always receive a consistent, predictable and personalized working experience. Full desktops can now be configured and business rules applied on-demand, enabling compliant, personalized desktops to be quickly delivered to thousands of users. AppSense technology is used in conjunction with many third party systems integrators, including CSC, HP, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens and IBM.
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AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions for enterprises, makes physical and virtual desktop deployment possible by ensuring a seamless user experience across all delivery platforms. AppSense accelerates multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia, Wal-Mart, ESPN and CB Richard Ellis. AppSense has offices in New York and Palo Alto in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne and Amsterdam.