WhiteSky Labs builds new executive team

WhiteSky Labs builds new executive team

Australian headquartered company revamps business around Mulesoft

WhiteSky Labs, chief operating officer, Peter Klement.

WhiteSky Labs, chief operating officer, Peter Klement.

Australian headquartered reseller, WhiteSky Labs, has gone on an executive hiring drive after becoming a Mulesoft partner.

Previously a general IT service business, it has remodeled its business from general IT services business to a niche Mulesoft Anypoint platform provider.

The process took six months to complete during the first half of this year, with the guidance of MuleSoft and the company’s private investment firm, Exto Partners, which has backed WhiteSky Labs since its inception.

Since changing its focus, WhiteSky Labs has won new customers including Sumitomo Corporation Asia and Oceania, a global healthcare company based in Singapore.

It has also added a global medical supplies company based in Denmark and multiple new Australian customers, for whom the company is implementing integration strategies and solutions utilising the MuleSoft platform, according to a company statement.

WhiteSky Labs opened a Development Centre in Manila, the Philippines, in May 2014.

WhiteSky Labs chief executive, Steve Wilson, said having a Manila development team ensured that WhiteSky Labs could work on integration projects on a truly international basis for organisations that have technical teams working round the clock.

“We’ve made a significant investment in building a world-class leadership team in the past few months and WhiteSky Labs is now 50 per cent bigger than this time last year, hence the decision to move,” continued Steve Wilson.

The Manila centre complements WhiteSky Labs’ existing Development Lab in Hyderabad in India, which opened in 2009, when the company was a start-up.

The firm’s global headquarters are in Sydney and the growing team is due to move to larger offices on King Street in early February to cope with its expansion, according to a company statement.

Over the last month, the company recruited a number of new executives with significant industry experience in the enterprise integration space.

Peter Klement has joined as the chief operating officer, having served in executive management positions for Capgemini, Software AG and SAP.

He will be responsible for overseeing WhiteSky Labs’ global operations and customer delivery.

Klement also serves as the head of the Australian MIT Alumni Association having completed an MBA at MIT.

Greg Taylor has also been appointed to WhiteSky Labs’ Board of Directors.

Taylor comes to WhiteSky Labs with more than 15 years of expertise in middleware, Cloud and enterprise software integration experience, including his previous roles as VP and country manager at Software AG and VP of Fusion Middleware Australia and New Zealand at Oracle Corporation.

Gary Burch joins on December 2 as Marketing Director from Caltex, where he was the B2B Marketing Manager.

He was previously at AOL in New York.

David Collins has also joined as the VP of Sales for A/NZ beginning January 5 and was previously sales manager and practice head at Manhattan Associates and sales director consumer business at QlikTech International and partner and alliances sales director at QlikTech A/NZ.

Wilson said, in the past year, the company had transformed its business, won new global clients and achieved significant growth in a dynamic market.

"We are excited about further growth and customer success in 2015 and now have a world class leadership team in place to execute,” he said.

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