SAN FRANCISCO & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlassian, the leading provider of collaboration software for product teams, today announced that Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, and Enrique Salem, former president and CEO of Symantec have been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. This brings the number of Atlassian board members to eight.
“We are thrilled that Jay and Enrique are joining our board”
“We are thrilled that Jay and Enrique are joining our board,” said Scott Farquhar, co-CEO and co-founder of Atlassian. “Jay’s experience in building and scaling one of the world's largest computing platforms is directly relevant to helping us scale Atlassian OnDemand, one of the world's largest collaborative software development platforms. And, Enrique’s expertise in IT security and managing a large public company is invaluable. Their collective experiences and insights will benefit Atlassian tremendously as we continue our mission to help companies everywhere advance humanity through the power of the software they're building.”
At Facebook, Parikh leads the engineering and operations teams responsible for building and maintaining the company’s infrastructure that serves more than a billion users, developers, and partners worldwide. Prior to Facebook, Parikh was senior vice president of engineering and operations at Ning, where he oversaw the scaling of the company’s social networking platform from 50,000 social networks to more than 1.5 million social networks. Before Ning, Parikh was the vice president of engineering at Akamai Technologies, where he helped build the world’s largest and most globally distributed computing platform.
"Few things are more important to developer productivity and happiness than great tools," said Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook. "Investing in the right tools will help your teams build better products, and build them faster and more efficiently. Atlassian understands this better than almost anyone else, and I'm excited to be able to work with Scott, Mike, and the rest of the Board as they build great tools and scale their service."
Salem brings more than 25 years of experience working with high-technology corporations in senior leadership roles including 19 years at Symantec. In addition to serving as president and CEO during his tenure at Symantec, Salem also served as chief operating officer, group president of worldwide sales and marketing, and president of consumer products, among other senior leadership roles. Salem also served as president and CEO of Brightmail prior to its successful acquisition by Symantec. In March 2011, Salem was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board.
"Every CEO of every company is thinking now about how technology will help transform their product, market and company. The teams building software in these companies are incredibly strategic, and one of the first decisions they'll make as a team is to use Atlassian products to help them work better together," said Salem. "Atlassian is transforming a number of very large markets and I'm honored to help Atlassian and its two very talented co-CEOs pursue their mission of helping every company advance the world through software."
Parikh’s and Salem’s backgrounds complement an impressive group of industry leaders that comprise the Atlassian board including: Chairman Doug Burgum, former Chairman of the Board of SuccessFactors and former CEO and Chairman of Great Plains Software; Murray Demo, former CFO of Adobe Systems, Dolby Laboratories and LiveOps; Kirk Bowman, venture partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners and former executive vice president of worldwide sales at both EqualLogic and VMWare; Richard Wong, general partner at Accel Partners, and Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-CEOs and co-founders of Atlassian.
Atlassian products help innovators everywhere plan, build and launch great software. More than 25,000 large and small organizations – including Citigroup, eBay, Coca-Cola, Netflix and United Airlines – use Atlassian’s issue tracking, collaboration and software-development products to work smarter and deliver quality results on time. Learn more at http://atlassian.com.