EnterpriseDB (EDB), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced veteran Red Hat JBoss executive Pierre Fricke has joined the company as Vice President of Product Marketing.
Fricke will be responsible for product marketing for all of EDB’s Postgres Plus server and cloud products as well as training and services. He will report to Chief Marketing Officer Keith Alsheimer.
Fricke has a long history in open source software. Fricke spent 10 years as director of product marketing for JBoss Middleware. He had joined JBoss Inc. just over a year before its acquisition by Red Hat in 2006 and stayed on until he joined EDB. He first became involved in open source software in 1998 during his 17 years at IBM. Fricke played a critical role in establishing IBM’s Linux and open source strategy as one of seven team leaders whose contributions are still utilized today. He also spent five years as an industry analyst with an emphasis on Java and Microsoft application development and integration software.
“I worked with Pierre at Red Hat for several years and he brings the vision and practical experience to help us amplify EDB’s presence in the marketplace,” said Ed Boyajian, CEO of EnterpriseDB. “Pierre understands what enterprise IT decision makers are looking for with infrastructure software and he will play a central role in helping us continue to address those needs."
“I am very proud of the achievements of my team during my JBoss years, and I want to repeat the journey. EnterpriseDB gives me that chance,” said Fricke. “We are at a critical time at EDB to transform the market just as we did with JBoss and I am looking forward to the challenge.”
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EnterpriseDB is the leading worldwide provider of Postgres software and services that enable enterprises to reduce their reliance on costly traditional solutions and slash their database spend by 80% or more. With powerful performance and security enhancements for PostgreSQL, sophisticated management tools for global deployments and database compatibility for Oracle, EnterpriseDB software supports both mission and non-mission critical enterprise applications. More than 2,700 enterprises, governments and other organisations worldwide use EnterpriseDB software, support, training and professional services to integrate open source software into their existing data infrastructures. Based in Bedford, MA, EnterpriseDB is backed by private investors.