BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — K2, the leader in low-code process automation, today announced the hiring of three industry veterans to accelerate K2’s growth around the world. John Ederer is the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Amede Hungerford has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), while Nellie Thompson has been named Vice President of Human Resources.
Ederer, Hungerford and Thompson are the latest executive appointments since Evan Ellis was named CEO earlier this year, and represent the company’s continued investments in scaling the leadership team as well as its unwavering commitment to continuing to lead the low-code process automation market.
“The opportunity ahead for K2 to continue leading the charge in the digital process automation (DPA) space is massive, and we are fully committed to making every investment necessary to maintain that position,” said K2 CEO Evan Ellis. “K2’s success story continues to be driven by three key ingredients – great customers, great product and great people. I’m excited that John, Amede and Nellie have joined our K2 leadership team to shape the future of the business and our culture.”
An experienced finance executive, Ederer has more than twenty years of corporate management and investment banking experience. Prior to K2, Ederer oversaw financial planning and analysis at MobileIron and has also held strategic finance and operational roles at leading enterprise software companies including TIBCO Software, SAP BusinessObjects, and Concur.
“I’m very excited to join an established leader with so many great assets already in place,” said Ederer. “I’ve experienced first-hand the tremendous value that can be created by transitioning to a SaaS business model, and the ability to drive sustainable growth and profitability.”
Hungerford joins K2 from Dell Boomi, where as their CMO he built a global marketing organization and digital demand generation capability that dramatically scaled their integration platform as a service (iPaaS) business over the past three years. Prior to Boomi, Hungerford was Vice President of Global Marketing at NetSuite and carries extensive expertise scaling high-growth SaaS businesses from $100 million to more than $750 million having held various marketing and sales leadership roles at companies including HP, Intuit and Sybase.
“I’m beyond thrilled to join K2, the smartest and fastest low-code process automation platform on the market,” said Hungerford. “With its technology leadership and its already amazing customers, it is easy to see the massive opportunity ahead for K2, backed by this winning combination for market dominance. Having joined K2 from an industry-leading SaaS vendor, I’m looking forward to helping scale the marketing team to create highly-influential campaigns and programs that land K2’s story and unique value around the world.”
Thompson joins K2 after 13 years at Avanade where she had a proven track record of success as a dynamic and accomplished HR leader and trusted advisor to many leaders there. Her most recent role was Global Head of Talent and Performance Management for Avanade’s 80 global locations and 29,000 professionals.
“It’s an exciting time for K2, with material opportunities ahead, not just for the business but for the people that drive it,” said Thompson. “I’m excited to be part of such a talented team working towards creating an exceptional employee experience. I am proud to lead our efforts in helping our people realize their full potential, as well as to add new talent into the organization and strengthening an inclusive, innovative and fun culture.”
K2 is the leading low-code, cloud-based Digital Process Automation (DPA) platform for enterprises seeking to rapidly and intelligently create modern process applications, automate workflows and transform their business. With K2, thousands of organizations worldwide and 30% of the Fortune 500 have taken control of their business processes to increase visibility and improve operational efficiency. Discover what you can accomplish when you connect your people, processes and applications at K2.com.