ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Hollie Castro as executive vice president of human resources. Castro has more than 20 years of experience successfully defining and executing key operational areas for growing technology companies. Prior to joining Kony, Castro served as senior vice president of Administration at BMC Software, where she lead 13 acquisitions and three divestitures and was responsible for global human resources, real estate and facilities, government and community affairs, and employee and executive communication. Prior to BMC, Castro held HR leadership positions at Talisman-Energy, Cisco Systems, General Electric and IBM.
“Leadership and innovation in mobility starts and stops with the quality and commitment of your people,” said Thomas E. Hogan, chief executive officer of Kony. “The employees at Kony are our most treasured resource. To ensure we continue to retain, attract, align, grow, motivate, and reward our people, we sought and found one of the industries most accomplished human resources executives. Hollie brings a rich history of success with human capital, as well as a range of operational experience that will complement the best in class leadership team we are assembling. I am thrilled to add Hollie to our team and know she will play a critical role in Kony’s continued growth.”
“I am pleased to be joining Kony’s impressive leadership team as this is not only a pivotal time in the company’s history, but also in the enterprise mobility market,” said Castro. “Mobility has changed the way we conduct business, creating new opportunities across nearly every department of an organization, and this is especially true in human resources. I have built my career around companies that are developing innovative solutions in technology and believe Kony has a very exciting vision. I am looking forward to joining the team and contributing to Kony’s impressive growth.”
Kony provides an end-to-end, integrated, cloud-based mobile solution to support an application software development lifecycle (SDLC) that empowers enterprises to quickly define, design, build, test, deploy and manage multi-channel application experiences. The company’s customers include Fortune 1000 global banks, healthcare payers and providers, automotive, manufacturing, travel, hospitality and retail organizations, as well as a large global network of more than 150 partners.
Kony is the fastest growing cloud-based mobile application development platform (MADP) in the industry with over 600 live multi-channel apps, serving over 20 million end users across 45 countries. The Kony Experience Platform is an integrated software development lifecycle (SDLC) platform to define, design, develop, test, deploy, and manage multi-channel applications from a single codebase. With Kony, you can deliver stunning user-first experiences, get to market faster, and lower your application TCO. Kony also offers ready-to-run B2E and B2C apps that enable customers to quickly extend their business.
In August 2013, Gartner placed Kony in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development; named a winner for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award; and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.