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

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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