AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gravitant®, the leading software company in the enterprise cloud brokerage and management market, today announced it has appointed Bob Ridout to its Board of Directors. Formerly, Bob was VP and Chief Information Officer of the DuPont Company for more than ten years reporting to the Chairman/CEO or COO. As CIO at DuPont, Bob was responsible for all Information Technology within DuPont globally. He led one of the industry’s largest SAP programs for all businesses and functions in hundreds of sites worldwide. Bob was an early adopter of cloud-based solutions for enterprises.
“I am excited to join Gravitant, a company that enables next generation Enterprise IT,” said Ridout. "Gravitant provides a cloud consumption platform that allows large enterprises to embrace cloud computing with complete confidence."
Gravitant’s software platform, cloudMatrix, enables Enterprise IT to become Cloud Service Brokers. cloudMatrix provides optimized choice and control across public and private cloud computing services to empower users to get the agility and cost savings they expect from cloud while minimizing business risk.
“We are very pleased to have an executive of Bob’s caliber join Gravitant’s Board of Directors,” said Mohammed Farooq, Chairman and CEO of Gravitant. “Bob is a seasoned IT executive who has transformed global IT organizations. He brings a unique combination of Enterprise IT experience and business guidance to Gravitant.”
Bob joins Mohammed Farooq, Brad Anderson, Brian Smith of S3 Ventures and Alex Gruzen of Corsa Ventures on the Gravitant Board of Directors.
Gravitant provides transformational cloud brokerage and management software. We power the longest running enterprise cloud brokerage in the industry and are trusted by some of the largest enterprises in the country for their IT-as-a-Service platform. Gravitant’s cloudMatrix makes it easy to select, procure, consume, and manage cloud services and enables users to move from a slow service-ticket model to an agile design-to-order model. The results: improved time-to-value from months to minutes and IT costs slashed by up to 50%.