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Mashery Strengthens API Business Expertise With Executive Strategy Services, Legal AppointmentsAdds VP of Strategy Services, General Counsel to Executive Bench (July 03, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/03/12 -- Mashery, the leading provider of API management platforms and strategy, announced today it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Devon Biondi, vice president, Strategy Services, and Julia Ledbetter, general counsel. Both executives, based out of Mashery's San Francisco headquarters, are helping to expand Mashery's leadership in accelerating clients' successful business-focused API initiatives.
In her new role, Biondi builds on experience consulting established technology leaders in optimal business use of APIs. Prior to Mashery she was the Chief of Staff at TIBCO Software where she worked as a strategic advisor to the CEO in all aspects of the company from acquisitions, restructures, new product development, large-scale customer retention and events. Prior to TIBCO, she worked as an Innovation Manager at Monster Labs, and at CapGemini, where she consulted for Fortune 100 companies. She graduated from Amherst College.
Ledbetter brings to Mashery a broad range of legal experience. Her legal career has been dedicated to counseling a range of companies regarding vital legal issues, including traditional Fortune 500 organizations, emerging technology innovators and the venture capital community. She is responsible for all of Mashery's legal matters, including negotiation of transactions, intellectual property strategy and litigation. Prior to Mashery, Ledbetter practiced law at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she specialized in private equity, debt finance and technology transactions. She received her JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
"Devon and Julia each bring to Mashery a crucial expertise in helping established companies bridge the gap between proven business methods and the leading technology innovation that we see our clients pioneering with APIs," said Oren Michels, co-founder and CEO of Mashery. "These strategic and legal strengths help Mashery achieve its core mission of accelerating our customers' business API success, not just selling a technology solution."
Mashery's Strategy Services leverage emerging developer trends, proprietary market data and internal expertise to guide clients through each step of their entry into the dynamic API marketplace. Clients include startups, emerging innovators and Fortune 100 firms.
Mashery offers its clients an API management platform that complies with today's most important regulatory business standards. Mashery customers use its PCI compliant multitenant SaaS-based platform to distribute commerce with APIs. Mashery continues to drive additional security and compliance capabilities to support its aggressive business growth.
Mashery, the world's leading provider of API Management technology and services, helps power 44,000 apps for more than 150 top brands -- including USA TODAY, Comcast, Hoover's, Klout, Associated Press, Rdio and Expedia. Mashery helps companies build API-powered platforms for opening new distribution channels, speeding time-to-market, and spurring innovation. Mashery takes a holistic approach to APIs -- from crafting platform strategy and setting business objectives, to managing API delivery and facilitating relationships with a network of 150,000 developers. Mashery was founded in 2006.
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