Former JBoss COO Joins Open Source Marketing Automation Startup LoopFuse
Rob Bearden, former chief operating officer of JBoss, to help LoopFuse manage explosive growth
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LoopFuse, LLC, the world leader in open source marketing automation, today named Rob Bearden, former chief operating officer of JBoss, to the LoopFuse advisory board. Bearden will provide high-level strategy and counsel.
“I have been working with numerous companies over the past two decades to address these same issues and I’m pleased to help LoopFuse in building a winning solution.”
“LoopFuse provides companies with a comprehensive solution to realize true closed-loop marketing, which builds a stronger pipeline for sales and allows marketing to determine true ROI on their marketing initiatives,” says Bearden. “I have been working with numerous companies over the past two decades to address these same issues and I’m pleased to help LoopFuse in building a winning solution.”
Bearden brings to LoopFuse more than 20 years in the software industry, and a proven history of putting multiple organizations on the map. He was instrumental to the growth and eventual sale of JBoss, to Red Hat in 2007. As COO of JBoss, Bearden helped architect and execute the company’s business model, and managed its worldwide operations. He is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital, focused on looking at open source companies and helping them implement their business plans.
“We’re excited to have Rob join our advisor ranks, and view him as a major asset to LoopFuse. We know that he will provide a tremendous amount of expertise and guidance to every facet of our business,” says LoopFuse CEO Roy Russo. “With his operational background at JBoss and winning track record, we brought him in because we know he can really add value to the company and help make LoopFuse a household name.”
LoopFuse co-founders, Russo and CTO Tom Elrod, worked closely with Bearden during their years at JBoss. Russo led the successful incubation and launch of the JBoss Portal project, while Elrod was the lead architect for JBoss Remoting. Bearden joins open source pundit Matt Asay, vice president of Business Development for Alfresco, on the LoopFuse advisory board.
This news comes a month after LoopFuse launched LoopFuse OneView 3.0, a major upgrade to their flagship product, which now includes lead nurturing to complete the full-featured marketing automation suite and already boasts more than 25 customers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, privately-held LoopFuse is the company behind the leading open source marketing automation solution, LoopFuse OneView. Leveraging enterprise-class open source components from the JBoss and Apache projects, LoopFuse engineers with experience at Red Hat, JBoss and Novell developed a full-featured marketing automation suite that combines easy implementation with affordable pricing. LoopFuse OneView is the leading alternative to limited features available in Google Analytics and high prices of proprietary solutions.