NodeSource, a provider of Node.js tools, integration and support for the enterprise, announced it is doubling the size of its leadership team with four key executive hires.
The company, which recently announced Node.js support services for enterprise customers, also promoted two of its top-level engineers, furthering the company’s commitment to help enterprises that want to leverage the capabilities of Node.js in their technology stack.
Joining the NodeSource executive team are Mark Piening, Dave Lutz, Chip Ray and Kevin Stewart. Mark Piening is the company’s chief operating officer and brings more than 20 years in enterprise software and systems experience to NodeSource, including stints at VERITAS and Symantec. Dave Lutz is vice president of customer success, where he will focus on service, training, and support for NodeSource clients including Uber, NASA and PayPal. Lutz has more than 25 years of enterprise software experience to NodeSource, including having worked at IBM and Oracle. As vice president of product, Chip Ray will drive product strategy and manage NodeSource products. And Kevin Stewart is the company’s vice president of product engineering. He is a 10-year veteran from Adobe where he worked on Adobe Creative Cloud and helped Adobe migrate systems from Ruby to Node. Piening, Lutz and Ray join NodeSource at its Austin, Texas location and Stewart will be based in Seattle.
"Mark, Dave, Chip, and Kevin bring tremendous experience in enterprise software and services," McCann said in a statement. "But they also represent a team that believes deeply in the benefits of a globally distributed company, and the unparalleled scalability and access to talent that this architecture offers. This leadership team will help NodeSource grow our product portfolio, client base, service offerings, and company. From the jump we have built a foundation that relies on self-starting, top-tier individuals in their respective fields."
NodeSource also announced the promotions of Rod Vagg, based in Sydney, Australia, to chief Node officer, and Bryce Baril, based in Portland, Ore., to senior Node engineer.
"At NodeSource, we do things a little bit differently," McCann said in a blog post from June 2014. "We are Distributed by Design, meaning, our team is globally distributed from the beginning. We have no central office. This enables our teammates to spend more time with their families and their friends. It empowers them to travel and get out and see the world."