VP Product Strategy @ VMware As VP of Product Strategy, I focused on defining VMware's cloud application platform vision and ensuring the vFabric product offerings delivered real customer value by simplifying how businesses build, run, and scale their enterprise Java and Web applications. From September 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 1 month) VP Product Management @...
VP Product Strategy @ VMware As VP of Product Strategy, I focused on defining VMware's cloud application platform vision and ensuring the vFabric product offerings delivered real customer value by simplifying how businesses build, run, and scale their enterprise Java and Web applications. From September 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 1 month) VP Product Management @ SpringSource As VP of Product Management, I focused on ensuring SpringSource's product offerings deliver real customer value by simplifying the development, deployment, and support of enterprise Java and Web applications. From December 2008 to September 2009 (10 months) Director Product Management @ Hewlett-Packard HP Middleware, previously Bluestone Software, provided a rich suite of J2EE and Web Services application middleware infrastructure products. I led a team of Technical Marketing professionals responsible for the planning, delivery, and success of the entire HP Bluestone product portfolio which accounted for approximately $50M in revenue. From January 2001 to September 2002 (1 year 9 months) Director Product Management @ Bluestone Software Bluestone Software provided a rich suite of J2EE and Web Services application middleware infrastructure products. I led a team of Technical Marketing professionals responsible for the planning, delivery, and success of the entire Bluestone product portfolio which accounted for approximately $50M in revenue. From August 2000 to September 2002 (2 years 2 months) Executive Strategist @ Connolly Advisory Services, LLC Executive strategist focused on helping young technology companies accelerate revenue growth and market leadership through a clear go-to-market strategy built on their signature strengths. Specialties: * Big data, cloud, devops, and open source* Strategic planning, positioning, and messaging* Finding product/marketing fit* Proprietary, open source, and cloud development, licensing, packaging, and subscription models* Buy/build/partner strategies * Acquisition and integration planning* Technical marketing and closed-loop marketing processes* Online developer community programs across open source and social web From Philly to Silicon ValleyChief Strategy Officer @ Hortonworks As Chief Strategy Officer, I helped make Hortonworks the fastest enterprise software company to go from $0 to over $250M in just 6 years, including going public along the way. With the mission to manage the world's data, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP) is a leading innovator in the data industry, creating, distributing and supporting enterprise-ready open data platforms that deliver actionable intelligence from ALL data: data-in-motion, data-at-rest, on-premises and in the cloud. Hortonworks has a single-minded focus on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, NiFi, Spark, and more, and working with our partners on making this innovation consumable by our enterprise customers. From December 2011 to February 2018 (6 years 3 months) Santa Clara, CAStrategic Advisor @ Ringside Networks Ringside Networks was focused on bringing the power of the Social Web to every corporate website by leveraging social influence to lower customer acquisition costs and increase customer conversions rates. Ringside’s social application platform and on-demand services enabled more compelling user engagement, improved customer and brand loyalty, increased revenues, and more vibrant community interactions.Seed-funded by Matrix Partners, the private company was founded in December 2007 in Marlton, NJ by former executives and developers from Bluestone Software and JBoss. Due to difficulties acquiring a Series-A investment round, Ringside Networks decided to close the business in October 2008; more details and color can be provided if desired. From May 2008 to October 2008 (6 months) VP Product Management @ Red Hat, Inc. Joined Red Hat in June 2006 as part of the JBoss acquisition. See JBoss section for detailed responsibilities. Additional accomplishments:* Played lead role, as a remaining JBoss executive, in the challenging integration of the JBoss business within Red Hat* Aligned JBoss offerings with Red Hat's business model and go-to-market strategy* Expanded middleware stack into enterprise data management and data services via acquisition and integration of MetaMatrix, a privately held software company, in June 2007* Mentored worldwide Red Hat and Partner sales professionals on JBoss value proposition and strategic selling* Helped launch JBoss-focused presence in Tokyo, Japan and Mexico City, Mexico* Achieved a successful integration of JBoss middleware business by posting five (5) consecutive quarters of revenue growth before my departure, with two (2) additional quarters of growth after my departure; both critical proof points of a successful integration From June 2006 to March 2008 (1 year 10 months) VP Product Management @ JBoss, Inc. Joined JBoss as member of executive management team responsible for entire JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite portfolio. Accomplishments included:* JBoss was acquired in June 2006 by Red Hat for a value of $350M* Established a clear, consistent and market-based product strategy, roadmap, and P&L business plan* Grew subscription bookings from $10M in 2004 to $50M in 2006 * Helped company scale from 50 to 200 employees worldwide * Worked in a hands-on manner across the entire product development and market launch lifecycle with development, marketing, sales, support, services, and customer and partner organizations* Drove development, product management, and closed-loop marketing processes to help company exceed bookings targets* Established JBoss as clear open source middleware market leader.* Grew team of product management and product marketing professionals* Primary spokesperson with Press, Industry Analysts, Investors, Partners, and Customers From November 2004 to June 2006 (1 year 8 months) VP Product Integration @ Princeton Softech Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM) provides market leading database archiving solutions that enable companies to manage and store data based on its business value and in accordance with corporate Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) policies. I was focused on defining, launching, and building out new revenue-generating database archive solutions specifically tailored to meet the needs of Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM, PeopleSoft Enterprise, and PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne customers. These new product lines grew to account for 40% of overall product revenue and helped position Princeton Softech for its acquisition by IBM in September 2007 at an approximate value of $290M. From September 2002 to November 2004 (2 years 3 months) VP Development @ Primavera Systems Primavera Systems is a leading provider of a comprehensive suite of project management software used for complex, multi-project environments within the construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, high-tech, and enterprise IT vertical markets. During my tenure at Primavera, I worked in a variety of software development roles, starting with Junior Software Engineer, progressing through Development Manager and Director positions, and culminating in my final role of Vice President of Development. I had direct responsibility for over 70 software development professionals, as well as various contract programmers [up to 35 at a given point in time]. Programming languages include Fortran, C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, Delphi, and various scripting languages. From September 1988 to August 2000 (12 years) Executive Strategist @ AccelG2M AccelG2M helps CEO’s at young technology companies execute successful Product and Go to Market strategies. We provide strategic guidance across product (commercial, open source, cloud, SaaS), marketing, sales, business development, and M&A, as well as assistance with hiring and sales into target markets.Clients have included Weaveworks, Timescale, Buoyant, Privacera, OvalEdge, Yotascale, Hytch Rewards, Mattermost, Splice Machine, Prophecy.io, Rainforest QA, FeedzaiLearn more at www.accelg2m.com Advisor @ Docker, Inc Advisor @ CloudBees Advisor and Founding Member @ Future Works Alliance PHL Technology is advancing faster due to the pandemic and both forces are disrupting lives. We are employers, leaders and people working in transparent collaboration to build a Future of Work playbook so Greater Philadelphia can respond to rapid change, future-proof our workforce, grow opportunity and thrive.https://futureworksphl.com/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
VP Product Strategy
September 2009 to September 2011
VP Product Management
December 2008 to September 2009
Director Product Management
January 2001 to September 2002
Director Product Management
August 2000 to September 2002
Connolly Advisory Services, LLC
From Philly to Silicon Valley
Chief Strategy Officer
December 2011 to February 2018
Santa Clara, CA
May 2008 to October 2008
Red Hat, Inc.
VP Product Management
June 2006 to March 2008
VP Product Management
November 2004 to June 2006
VP Product Integration
September 2002 to November 2004
September 1988 to August 2000
Future Works Alliance PHL
Advisor and Founding Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
As VP of Product Strategy, I focused on defining VMware's cloud application platform vision and ensuring the vFabric product offerings delivered real customer value by simplifying how businesses build, run, and scale their enterprise Java and Web applications. As VP of Product Strategy, I focused on defining VMware's cloud application platform vision and ensuring the vFabric product offerings delivered real customer value by simplifying how businesses build, run, and scale their enterprise Java and Web applications.
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Shaun Connolly works for VMware
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Shaun Connolly is VP Product Strategy
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