Quali Appoints IT Industry Veteran Shashi Kiran as Chief Marketing Officer

July 6, 2016

Former Cisco Marketing Executive Brings Deep Datacenter and Cloud Experience

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and GANEY-TIKVA, Israel, July 6, 2016  -- Quali, the leading provider of Cloud Sandboxes for automating and accelerating the DevOps lifecycle, today announced the appointment of Shashi Kiran as the company's new Chief Marketing Officer.

Kiran is a former marketing leader at Cisco Systems, where he most recently served as Cisco's Head of Worldwide Marketing for Datacenter and Cloud Networking overseeing key initiatives such as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Intercloud Fabric, network, storage and integrated infrastructure solutions. In that role, Kiran oversaw the worldwide marketing strategy and execution for Cisco's multibillion-dollar datacenter and cloud networking business. His team built out an extensive partner ecosystem with 40+ partners for Cisco ACI, including F5 Networks, Citrix Netscaler, Radware, Puppet, Chef, CliQr and many more.

In other previous roles at Cisco, Kiran served as Senior Director and head of worldwide marketing for Cisco's $14 billion dollarswitching portfolio and was also responsible for Cisco's foray into SDN and open networking initiatives working as a cross-portfolio company marketing lead. Prior to that he led marketing for Cisco routing, WAN optimization and data center security.  He also launched Cisco's first developer contest that drew developers from 75 countries to engage with Cisco's products.

Most recently he served as CMO at Appcito, a March Capital backed application delivery startup leading up to its acquisition in June. Previously Kiran has also held product line management and marketing leadership positions at Nortel Networks, Euclid Inc. (acquired by e4e), and as the marketing head for the business division of Center for Development of Advanced Computing (a Department of Electronics initiative with the Government of India).

"Shashi Kiran brings a deep track record of valuable experience to Quali as a longtime marketing executive for Cisco, where he oversaw a broad range of global marketing functions across multiple lines of business," said Lior Koriat, Chief Executive Officer of Quali. "He combines the entrepreneurial skillset with the ability to scale which is a rare combination in the industry. Quali is extremely excited to have someone of Shashi's high caliber join our leadership team."

Kiran earned an undergrad degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Bangalore University, and a Master's in Business Administration, Marketing, at Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. He has completed executive leadership programs at Harvard University and Stanford University, and has served as a frequent industry speaker, media columnist and blogger. He is also a strategic advisor at The Fabric, an early stage Silicon Valley based venture firm that helps fund, co-create and nurture early stage startups.

"Cloud Sandboxes are a very innovative concept and Quali's customer base wows me. As cloud, DevOps and automation solutions become the norm, Quali is extremely well positioned to deliver tremendous value to enterprise and service provider customers worldwide. I am extremely enthusiastic to join Quali's world-class leadership team to expand its market presence and scaling its go-to-market activities" said Kiran.

About Quali

Quali is the leading software provider of Cloud Sandboxes. The Global 100 depend on Quali cloud sandboxes to ensure speed to market while enhancing the quality of their products and saving costs. Quali's solutions automate and accelerate the DevOps lifecycle, by providing dev, test, QA, and compliance teams personal replicas of their production environments. This enables fine-grained control over the application development and test lifecycle, saving cost and accelerating time to market. For more information, visit www.quali.com.

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