Perforce Names Tim Russell as Chief Product Officer

Perforce Names Tim Russell as Chief Product Officer

Former NetApp executive to lead Perforce technology strategy and product development

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 Software

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver complex digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce is best known for its highly scalable version management and collaboration platform that securely manages 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 also offers complete project lifecycle management tools to accelerate a project’s delivery cycle by linking the requirements, test plans, source code, and helpdesk in an integrated platform. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including Pixar, NVIDIA, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in the US, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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