SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the first company to deliver data-driven smartphone management for the enterprise, today announced that it has named John Donnelly Vice President of Sales. Donnelly will report to CEO Bob Tinker and will be responsible for the company's sales strategy and execution.
"John has an outstanding track record of building early-stage companies and accelerating their revenue growth," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "His deep relationships with enterprise customers and his proven expertise in building world-class sales teams make him the perfect person to lead our sales effort as we rapidly expand the MobileIron business in 2010."
Donnelly brings 20 years of sales leadership to MobileIron. He joins MobileIron from Symantec, where he served as Vice President of Sales after the company's 2007 acquisition of Vontu, the top provider of enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) solutions. In 5 years, Donnelly grew the Vontu business from zero to $90M, built a 60-person global sales team, and closed deals with more than a third of the Fortune 100. In addition to Vontu, Donnelly has taken several software start-ups from early stage growth to acquisition or public offering, including Talking Blocks, Kana Communications, and NetGravity.
"I've always been excited by new companies that have a clear and distinct value proposition," said Donnelly. "MobileIron is especially compelling because the company is solving the very real and significant problems CIOs are facing as enterprise data moves to the smartphone. MobileIron has fantastic early sales traction plus an organization built of people with a strong history of customer focus and innovation. I look forward to establishing MobileIron as the industry leader for smartphone management."
The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.