Seasoned SaaS Veteran Brett Caine Appointed CEO of Urban Airship
Former president of Citrix Online has proven track record scaling SaaS startups into big companies driving game-changing industries
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 9, 2014 – Urban Airship, the global leader in Mobile Relationship Management, today announced the appointment of Brett Caine as president & CEO and to the Board of Directors. Brett will work closely with Urban Airship’s global customers, employees and the executive team, to expand Urban Airship’s worldwide business and extend its leadership in transforming what mobile engagement means to its customers’ businesses and their end users’ experiences.
Brett Caine brings 22-years of executive experience in the technology industry with a strong background in scaling Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses from startups to the global “go-to” choice in a number of industries. As former president of Citrix Online, Brett grew revenue from $40M to $600M over his decade of service with the company to become one of the largest SaaS providers in the world. Prior to joining Citrix Online, Caine held executive positions with several leading software companies including Openwave Systems, Software.com and Clarify, Inc.
“I’m thrilled to take the helm of Urban Airship, which has built an incredible brand and fast-growing business as the industry’s first-mover in mobile app engagement, which is quickly gaining recognition as the future of marketing,” said Brett Caine, CEO, Urban Airship. “Urban Airship is poised for dramatic growth as customers increasingly rely on our expertise to eliminate the complexity of the mobile-first landscape and deepen their reach and relationships with their end-user buyers.”
“Brett’s customer-centric focus, SaaS expertise and innovative strategies for rapid global growth will be tremendous assets to Urban Airship and we are extremely fortunate to be welcoming him aboard,” said Mike Temple, Urban Airship’s CFO. “Urban Airship has experienced incredible momentum over the years, and I’m confident our most exciting times are ahead of us.”
“The board was very deliberate in its search for Urban Airship’s next leader with a focus on identifying candidates with a proven track record in scaling fast-growing, global SaaS companies,” said Puneet Agarwal, partner, True Ventures. “In Brett we found a world-class leader who engages deeply and brings clear know-how and passion to take the company to the next level.”
About Urban Airship
Urban Airship enables brands to build relationships with their constantly connected customers through Mobile Relationship Management. Its solutions streamline the creation, delivery and management of highly targeted cross-platform mobile push messages, in-app messages, rich app pages, Apple Passbook passes and Google Wallet cards. With billions of messages and tens of thousands of passes delivered each month, Urban Airship’s technology sparks exceptional consumer experiences, drives app engagement and increases customer loyalty and lifetime value for the world’s largest retail, media & entertainment, sports and travel & hospitality brands. For more information, visit www.urbanairship.com and follow us on Twitter @urbanairship.
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