Perforce Names Tim Russell as Chief Product Officer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 29, 2016–Perforce Software, leader in version control and source code management, today announced the appointment of Tim Russell as Chief Product Officer. Russell has extensive experience leading technology teams in high-growth software companies, including NetApp, SafeNet, and Secure Computing.

“Tim is a great fit for Perforce, especially given his time at NetApp serving nearly identical markets that encompass medium to large enterprises with stringent security and compliance requirements as well as large, distributed development teams generating large data sets,” said Janet Dryer, CEO. “Tim’s proven track record of creating products and solutions that enable customers to drive innovation and agility will accelerate our mission to help our customers’ development teams collaborate better, faster, and more securely.”

As Chief Product Officer, Russell is responsible for defining and driving the technical roadmap as the company continues to expand its solutions that automate and protect the technology innovation and delivery lifecycle.

Most recently, Russell was Vice President, Product Management for NetApp’s Data Fabric Group. In this role, he led the definition and engineering of customer solutions for data center, cloud, and hybrid cloud data management.

“Perforce has a strong tradition of software excellence in the version control and source code management space,” said Tim Russell. “Using Perforce as a Single Source of Truth allows our customers to drive innovation by enabling them to efficiently share and leverage group expertise. I am excited to be joining Perforce as it enters its next phase of growth by leveraging Perforce’s strengths to expand our customer value.”

Over the years, Russell has been instrumental in developing solutions comprising enterprise applications, big data analytics, DevOps, and server virtualization environments.

About Perforce

Perforce powers innovation at unrivaled scale. With a portfolio of scalable DevOps solutions, we help modern enterprises overcome complex product development challenges by improving productivity, visibility, and security throughout the product lifecycle. Our portfolio includes solutions for Agile planning & ALM, API management,automated mobile & web testing,embeddable analytics, open source support, repository management, static & dynamic code analysis, version control, and more.With over 9,000 customers, Perforce is trusted by the world's leading brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. For more information, visit

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