Red Bend Software Expands Leadership Team as Market Demand for Mobile Software Management Accelerates
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced the expansion of its management team with the appointments of Shykeh Gordon as executive vice president of global sales and Sigal Givati as executive vice president of human resources. The new executive team members will position Red Bend meet the growing worldwide demand for its products and solutions.
“Sigal’s extensive experience in building and retaining great teams while maintaining the unique culture and fun spirit of our company will be vital as we take Red Bend to the next level.”
Red Bend’s software is used for managing firmware, applications and mobile devices over the air. The company’s vRapid Mobile® firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating solution, vDirect Mobile® device management software, and VLX™ Mobile Virtualization hypervisor have been deployed in more than 1 billion mobile devices by dozens of customers, including 10 of the top mobile device manufacturers, as well as market-leading service providers and semiconductor vendors.
As Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Shykeh Gordon leads Red Bend’s worldwide sales organization. With more than 25 years of experience, Gordon has held several high-profile sales, operations and management positions. He joins Red Bend after five years as president of EMEA and APAC for NICE System’s Security Group and president of the company’s video surveillance solutions division, NiceVision. Gordon also spent six years with RADVision, most recently as its chief operating officer, where he took an active role in growing the company to 250 employees and $50 million in revenue.
“Shykeh’s industry experience, proven leadership and unique vision make him the right person for this crucial role, and I am confident he will help propel the company to the next level,” said Red Bend Software CEO Yoram Salinger. “Shykeh will help us build upon our trusted relationships with customers and partners and develop new ones as we drive the continued adoption of Mobile Software Management and Mobile Virtualization.”
Sigal Givati joined Red Bend in December 2007 as vice president of human resources. With her promotion to the new position of executive vice president of human resources, Givati is responsible for managing Red Bend’s employee relations worldwide, including organizational development, talent management, benefits and recruitment. With 15 years of experience, Givati played a vital role in managing Red Bend’s growth over the past three years to 140 employees, including the effective integration of VirtualLogix, which was acquired by Red Bend in September 2010. Prior to joining Red Bend, Givati was vice president of human resources at One1, a leading IT company in Israel.
“Red Bend is a multi-cultural company made up of amazingly talented, dedicated and service-oriented people. One of our keys to success is that we are a global company with local attention — operating from eight offices worldwide,” said Salinger. “Sigal’s extensive experience in building and retaining great teams while maintaining the unique culture and fun spirit of our company will be vital as we take Red Bend to the next level.”
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software is the leader in mobile software management (MSM). The company’s award-winning software products enable device manufacturers and mobile operators to increase revenues, reduce costs and achieve faster time to market by remotely managing firmware, applications and mobile devices over the air. Red Bend’s software has been adopted in 1 billion mobile devices by 75 companies including 10 of the top handset manufacturers and leading mobile operators such as NTT DOCOMO and China Mobile. Unlike device management vendors with proprietary end-to-end systems and manufacturers’ internally developed solutions that are platform-specific, Red Bend is the only company offering independent client software that is interoperable with any standards-based server and that works with any platform on any type of mobile device. Red Bend entered the high-growth mobile virtualization market with its acquisition of VirtualLogix in September 2010. Founded in 1999, Red Bend is a privately held company with offices in China, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.