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Halsey Joins Keynote in CMO Role

January 15 2013
Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring firm Keynote has appointed Nick Halsey as CMO, succeeding Ren Bloom, VP of Marketing since May 2008, who is leaving to pursue a new venture.

Halsey brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software, with a focus on the business intelligence and commercial open source markets. He joins from SugarCRM where he was CMO and EVP of Corporate Development, and before this he was VP of Marketing and Product Management at open source BI company Jaspersoft Corporation.

He was previously a co-founder and board member of social media monitoring and market intelligence firm Biz360, acquired in April 2010 by Attensity Group; was founding VP of Sales and Marketing at Brio Software, where he worked for six years and helped lead to a successful IPO; and worked as CMO and EVP of Corporate Development at Alphablox, acquired by IBM. He holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Keynote Chairman and CEO Umang Gupta comments: ‘Nick is a seasoned and savvy enterprise sales and marketing executive with a long track record of success... and was instrumental in helping grow Brio Software to over $200 million in sales. We look forward to similar accomplishments from Nick here at Keynote. Ren Bloom has been a tremendous asset to Keynote over the last six years and we are sorry to see him go. We wish him much success in his exciting new business venture.’

Keynote, which grew rapidly throughout 2011 and 2012, boasts the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites, and its brands include on-demand site performance monitoring tool Keynote Perspective, and DeviceAnywhere, which tests and tracks the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile apps and web sites.

The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California and is on the web at www.keynote.com .