Krugle Bolsters Its ALM Play

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2007-11-28
 
 
 

Code search company Krugle is solidifying its push into the application lifecycle management space by adding several former Borland Software executives, including ex-CEO Dale Fuller.

Krugle announced Nov. 28 the appointment of Fuller to its board of directors. Fuller, most recently the interim president and CEO of McAfee, also is the former CEO of Borland Software. He ran Borland during the companys push into the ALM space.

Krugle also announced that Mike Rich, a former sales director for Borland, is now Krugles vice president of sales. Rich brings more than 15 years of enterprise software sales and sales management experience to Krugle. Prior to Krugle, Rich managed sales of ALM solutions in the high-tech, health care and financial services markets at Rational, Borland and Togethersoft.

In addition, Krugle also this month landed Matt Graney, most recently a director of product management at Borland, and Rashmi Jagada, who was the senior solutions engineer behind Borlands search product.

Krugle co-founder and CEO Steve Larsen said his company has been able to attract professionals from the ALM world because "they quickly get the significance of the contribution Krugle makes in this space. The use cases resonate with them extremely well. They also know some of our early customers, and they see that were the first vendor who works across all of the existing solutions in the space and brings leverage to every one of them—actually makes them better—while solving their silo issues."

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Larsen said software development is challenged with more outsourcing, more open-source code, more silos, and lots of merger and acquisition activity.

"Krugles ALM story is that right now, theres no way for anyone to look across those silos of info and find the things they need to do their job more effectively," he said. "We allow them to do that. Were bringing search to ALM. Its solving a whole host of problems that up until now have been unsolvable. We do not fit into an existing ALM niche—were not a [source control management] control system or bug-tracking database. Were a search engine that goes across all of those. Consequently, if you use any of those tools, well make use of those tools better."

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