LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman Joins Board of Advisors for Latin American Software Development Company Globant Appointment precedes planned expansion throughout US and Europe
NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Globant, the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products, today announced the appointment of Reid Hoffman to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Hoffman comes to Globant following a recent investment in the company by the not-for-profit Endeavor Foundation's Catalyst Program, of which Mr. Hoffman is a Board Director.
Globant runs a network of more than 2,500 software engineers, developers and designers based in 15 locations across Latin America and the US, creating innovative software products for international clients including LinkedIn. Globant is responsible for the development of LinkedIn's mobile applications for Android and iPhone, and the implementation of the OpenSocial framework to integrate applications with the professional network (more information on http://blog.linkedin.com/2007/10/31/linkedin-open-s).
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Hoffman said, "Globant is a great example of the Endeavor Foundation's mission of catalyzing long-term economic growth in emerging markets. The team struck me with their vision, passion and extensive experience working with some of the most innovative companies of today. The work they're doing is generating jobs and career opportunities for thousands, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to help them continue on this trajectory."
Mr. Hoffman is Partner at Greylock and executive chairman at LinkedIn, the company he co-founded in 2003. Reid currently serves on the boards of Airbnb, Edmodo, Mozilla (Firefox), Shopkick, Swipely, and Zynga. He has co-led investments in Coupons.com, Groupon, and Viki.
"We are extremely proud to have Reid in our Board of Advisors. I admire his professional experience and especially the way he is always thinking big and different", said Martin Migoya, Globant CEO and Co-founder. "His technology, business and entrepreneur perspectives will provide strategic points of view on Globant's challenges. During this year, we need to work hard to keep adding more value to our customers, staying at the edge of every technology and trend, and growing at a constant pace, both organically and through M&As. I believe that Reid will definitely add a lot of value to these plans."
Globant's Board of Advisors plays a key role in defining the strategic agenda and providing advice and guidance to the Company. Mr. Hoffman's knowledge around innovative successful companies will be key to help Globant become a leader in its field.
Globant is the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. For us, that means we are the place where the best engineers team up with art design studios and innovation labs to deliver a superb user experience.
In only 9 years, we created a Company that:
- Has more than 2,500 professionals working for companies like Linkedin, JWT, Zynga and Google, among several others.
- Was selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur (2005)
- Was named among the top 10 product engineering vendor (2011) by Global Services
- Was included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner
- Was featured as case study of Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others
- Was recognized among the top 10 vendors in mobile applications development (2012) by an IDC Survey
For more information, visit www.globant.com.