|[December 11, 2012]
Layer 7 Hires New VP of Channels and Strategic System Integration Partnerships to Accelerate International Growth
VANCOUVER, British Columbia --(Business Wire)--
7 Technologies, a provider of security and connectivity building
blocks for the new open enterprise, today announced the expansion of its
management team to include Richard Pulliam as vice president of channels
and strategic system integration partnerships. In this role, Pulliam is
responsible for driving global channel strategy and building
partnerships for Layer 7 in untapped growth markets.
Pulliam brings 17 years of experience to Layer 7 and a proven record in
developing go-to-market strategies for disruptive technologies at the
forefront of the next digital wave. He has led international strategy,
sales and business development at both large corporations and start-up
companies throughout the API management, mobile, social, ecommerce and
enterprise software industries. Pulliam most rcently served as vice
president of business development and strategy at Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) within
the Applications Enablement division, leading global business
development and strategic initiatives for the Open API Platform
"We're pleased to have Richard on board to help us accelerate our growth
by aligning us with key partners and resellers across the globe," said
Jeff Miller, VP of sales at Layer 7. "Richard has a deep level of
experience in both entrepreneurial and enterprise business development
and strategy, combined with expertise in API, mobile, software and big
data solutions, making him a perfect fit for Layer 7."
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Pulliam led several strategic open API
initiatives for leaders within the travel, media, retail and telco
industries. Additionally, between 2000 and 2008, he launched and led to
market several software ventures, including a joint venture for
BroadVision and Amadeus, a venture for Sapient and a start-up in 2004.
Pulliam has an MBA from INSEAD.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Layer 7 team and helping the company
continue its stellar growth," said Pulliam. "The company's products are
already helping organizations with the growing need for connectivity and
security solutions in the new open enterprise, and I look forward to
connecting Layer 7 with more channel and strategic channel partners
worldwide to further build the company's global foothold."
About Layer 7 Technologies
Layer 7 provides API building blocks for the new open enterprise. The
company's products help nearly 300 organizations worldwide open APIs to
developer communities, securely connect applications to cloud services,
expose internal information assets to mobile apps and bridge departments
and partners through SOA style integration. Layer 7 is the only API
vendor to have been named a Gartner (News - Alert) MQ leader and Forrester Wave leader.
The company was named the 183rd fastest growing public or private
technology company in 2012 by Deloitte.
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