BlueJeans Network names attention oldster Quentin Gallivan as CEO


BlueJeans Network, a cloud video and partnership company, announced currently that Quentin Gallivan, an attention maestro who has helped run several tech companies, will be holding over as CEO.

Former CEO and association owner Krish Ramakrishnan will sojourn with a association and take on a purpose of executive chairman. He will also continue to lead plan and innovation.

Ramakrishnan doesn’t see this pierce as stepping back. He pronounced that he indeed followed Gallivan precisely given he has a lane record of scaling companies like Pentaho, Verisign and Postini –and he believed he indispensable a personality that could take a association to a subsequent level. Meanwhile, Ramakrishnan will be liberated adult to combine on other projects that could take a company’s core video conferencing and partnership business in new directions.

As Gallivan comes in a door, he takes over a association that he sees in flattering good figure — one of a primary reasons he was captivated to a pursuit — though that requires some additional tweaking to go open eventually and all that entails. That means apropos a association entirely committed to a needs of vast craving customers.

The dual leaders grown a bromance when they met informally during a entertainment about 9 months ago. Ramakrishnan was shortly assured that Gallivan was a ideal fit to take over a CEO duties during BlueJeans. First, he had to speak Gallivan into withdrawal his position as CEO during Pentaho, a information and analytics association he had been using for over 5 years.

As a dual talked, Gallivan detected that Ramakrishnan was looking to take on a opposite role. Gallivan favourite what he saw, a good capitalized association staid for growth. While he hadn’t worked with video in his prior positions, he pronounced as he explored a company, he schooled that it was personification an increasingly critical purpose in craving communication and collaboration.

Of march he’s not a usually one to notice that. Big players like Cisco Google and Microsoft have taken a gleam to video communications. Facebook has too, nonetheless BlueJeans says they’re a partner with both Facebook Live and Workplace by Facebook.

Other video startups are also intensely good capitalized. Zoom lifted $100 million in Jan on a billion dollar valuation. Another competitor, Fuze has lifted $330M with $104 million entrance in one large chunk in Feb (when it also hired a new CEO).

In annoy of a complicated competition, Gallivan believes that BlueJeans is good positioned to take on all comers. “It’s holding substructure we have and building off of that and totally focusing on a craving space,” he explained. He believes that a craving offers a biggest intensity income and a best trail to differentiating itself from a list of estimable competitors in this space.

BlueJeans has been around given 2009 and has lifted over $175 million. Investors embody Accel Partners, NEA, Battery Ventures and Derek Jeter’s Jeter Ventures.

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