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GroundWork Open Source appoints new CEO

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA: GroundWork Open Source, Inc., provider of commercial open source systems and network management software, has announced that it has named Peter Jackson as President and CEO.

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Jackson brings more than 20 years of chief executive experience at both public and private technology companies, including Intraware, Dataflex, and Granite Systems.

"The current economic environment is shining a bright light on the exorbitant prices traditional IT management vendors have been charging for decades," said Peter Jackson, CEO of GroundWork.

"When combined with new IT purchasing habits, this creates a strong demand for commercial open source applications in enterprise environments. I look forward to leading GroundWork's efforts addressing these opportunities," he added.

“We are pleased that a seasoned executive with a history of industry disruption is joining GroundWork to further challenge the $5 bn IT Management sector with open source solutions. We anticipate great results with Peter’s focus on GroundWork’s community, customers and partners,” said Robin Vasan, managing director, Mayfield Fund.

“Peter Jackson is one of the most widely respected and experienced CEO’s in Silicon Valley. At Intraware, he created a new market category, a new business model, and after managing through a period of hyper-growth, led an initial public offering and then successfully piloted the company for nearly ten years. His expertise in software sales, packaging and distribution is without peer and he is exactly the high-energy leader that will ensure that GroundWork is successful for its customers, partners, community members, and investors. We are extremely fortunate to have Peter take the reins of GroundWork at this time,” said Dave Lilly, GroundWork co-founder and former CEO, who will continue with the company as COO focusing on customer support, product development, and service delivery.

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