StrikeIron Names David Linthicum as New CEO
SOA visionary to drive continued growth for the next generation of SOA and Web 2.0 leadership
Research Triangle Park, NC – April 3, 2008 – StrikeIron, Inc., the leader in providing innovative solutions for delivering data over the Internet, today announced that David Linthicum will take the helm as company CEO. Linthicum will be responsible for continuing to drive the company's leadership position as the frontrunner in delivering critical Web services and data, on demand, for the next-generation Internet. Bob Brauer remains as president and co-founder and will continue to lead the day-to-day operations of StrikeIron.
"StrikeIron's revenue more than doubled from Q107 to Q108 and has tremendous momentum in the industry. We're moving beyond simply delivering data as a service and into a new era of growth and development for new innovative products," stated Brauer. "As an industry thought leader and visionary, Dave's addition to the StrikeIron team helps us take the appropriate steps to deliver on the promise of Service Oriented Architecture via the Web and building the foundation for Web 2.0 applications with our managed Web services platform. We are confident that under Dave's leadership, StrikeIron is well-positioned to go to the next level."
Linthicum is an internationally known Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Web 2.0 expert. Prior to joining StrikeIron, Linthicum was a managing partner with Zapthink, a consulting and advisory organization dedicated to SOA planning, implementation, training, mentoring and strategy. In his career, Linthicum has assisted in the formation of many of the ideas for modern distributed computing including Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and B2B application integration. Additionally, Linthicum has several blogs and is a regular contributor to a number of top tier industry publications. Linthicum has authored ten books, three of which were best sellers.
"The emerging Web is an exciting medium that has come of age. Web services and mashups are changing how we access and deliver information and StrikeIron has established themselves as one of the driving forces in the industry," stated Linthicum. "I look forward to building on the success StrikeIron has already achieved to date."
StrikeIron is the leader in Data as a Service (DaaS), facilitating the consumption and distribution of live, integratable data and business functionality over the Web. The company’s innovative Web Services Marketplace provides a technology platform, micro-transaction management and a consistent interface across many XML-based Web services from multiple, diverse sources. This allows business users, application developers and enterprise IT professionals to customize and integrate external data sources and additional external functionality into enterprise, Web, and composite applications. Currently, StrikeIron provides over 100 live data sources and business functions from organizations such as D&B, MapQuest, Midnight Trader, Tax Data Systems, and Zacks.
StrikeIron also offers a set of products and tools to simplify and accelerate the consumption of data such as its SOA Express for Excel, enabling business users to access live data via front office applications. StrikeIron delivers value to over 1,000 customers and partners such as BEA, Delivery.com, IBM, Honda Europe, D&B, Time Warner, Siemens, Nike, Kenwood, and Exclusive Resorts. For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com