BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced two appointments to the company's board of directors. The new appointees, Mark Carges and Tim Wolf, come from strong technology and finance backgrounds, respectively. Rally will leverage their deep experience to continue driving the company's rapid growth.
A seasoned technology executive, Mark is currently eBay's Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Products. Before joining eBay, Mark held several technology leadership positions at BEA Systems and received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from New York University and B.A. in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.
"I joined Rally's board because of the senior management team, three of whom I previously worked with at BEA. In my role at eBay, I have directly seen the impact and value of Rally's Agile products and services," said Carges. "I am really excited about the rise of agility in the profession of software development and engineering, along with the opportunity to direct such a high-potential enterprise SaaS company into the future."
"Mark Carges has successfully led the transformation of eBay's software development culture and the proof is the positive impact technology-led innovations have had on eBay's business," said Tim Miller CEO. "His leadership and expertise will be invaluable to Rally as we continue to create products and services that define the 21st century Agile development organization."
Tim Wolf is a deeply experienced finance executive who has consistently improved organizations' balance sheets through strategic cost reductions and cash generation. Tim served as Chief Integration Officer of MillerCoors Brewing Company, Global Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company, Chief Financial Officer of Coors Brewing Company and held several senior finance positions at PepsiCo and Disney. In addition to Rally, Tim is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Xcel Energy and is Chairman of eTown, a Boulder-based non-profit organization. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Harvard University.
"I am very pleased and excited to join Rally's Board of Directors because the company's fundamental mission and products are all about helping organizations transform their product creation cycles - enabling them to continually respond to competitive markets with innovative products that delight customers," said Wolf. "Clearly, there can be no better company mission nor no better reason for feeling privileged to join the Rally team."
"Tim Wolf's extensive financial experience and leadership in helping organizations achieve profitable growth in the global economy is a tremendous asset to our Board of Directors," said Miller. "Tim is one of the most prominent financial powerhouses out there, and we're lucky to have him as an advisor as we continually strive to improve the agility of our company."
Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). We are dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices that increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change required to become innovative, Agile businesses. Together, Rally's Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool, AgileZen, support more than 10,400 customers, 132,000 users and 146,000 projects in 98 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.
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