PubNub Strengthens Leadership Team with Appointment of Katherine Rincon to Vice President of Marketing and Zack Urlocker to Board of Directors
Rapid Company Growth Draws Strong Leaders from Game-changing Companies Including MySQL, WebLogic, BEA and Zendesk
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
PubNub, the only global Realtime Network, today announced the appointment of Katherine Rincon to vice president of Marketing, and Zack Urlocker to its Board of Directors. With a career-long focus on developer platforms, communities and demand creation, Katherine is tasked with driving awareness and growth of PubNub’s cloud-based services. PubNub’s success is further validated by the addition of industry veteran and startup advisor Zack Urlocker, renowned as a key player responsible for much of MySQL’s and Zendesk’s growth.
Katherine brings more than 17 years of marketing leadership experience at both start-ups and public companies, having held executive-level marketing positions at companies including WebLogic, BEA, Embarcadero Technologies, Cape Clear (now Workday) and SL Corporation. She has demonstrated great breadth and depth in helping drive rapid growth at early stage startups, and building developer communities measured in the millions.
Zack is an investor, advisor and board member who works with venture-backed startup companies to help them scale their businesses. His involvement with PubNub goes beyond a typical board member: he commits significant time for ongoing mentoring, brainstorming and project execution to help further PubNub’s rapid expansion. Zack has held executive positions at Borland, Active Software, MySQL and Zendesk, and has been key in raising revenues in technology startups from under $6 million to over $100 million.
“Even in this competitive recruiting environment, PubNub continues to attract outstanding talent at all levels of our organization,” said Todd Greene, CEO and founder of PubNub. “Katherine and Zack have already contributed amazing value in just the first few weeks they’ve been onboard at PubNub.”
Katherine and Zack join forces with PubNub’s deep bench of players to support the vision of “One Step Closer to the Singularity,” where every device in the world is linked together on PubNub’s global realtime network, communicating in less than ¼ of a second. Already, PubNub is seeing this vision solidify, with over 150 million connected devices per month, and a dramatic growth in Internet of Things (IoT) customers who are quickly realizing PubNub’s many benefits.
“PubNub is making it easy for developers to add real-time capabilities to a broad range of web, mobile and social applications. Experiences that used to cost tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars to deliver – like Twitter, World of Warcraft and Nest – can suddenly be developed on a hacker’s budget,” said Katherine. “I’m thrilled to join such a bright and experienced team to help catapult the world’s ability to deliver real-time communications and synchronizations.”
“PubNub provides a cloud-based infrastructure that enables a new generation of real-time, highly scalable applications that will change consumer and business expectations about what it means to operate in real time," said Zack. “I look forward to working with the team as they continue to set the standard in delivering these applications.”