SAN MATEO, Calif.--(Keynote Systems (NASDAQ: KEYN), the global leader in mobile and web cloud testing & monitoring, appointed Mark Jung to its board of directors. Currently an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, Mark brings over 20 years of successful Internet and mobile CEO and entrepreneur experience to Keynote.)--
“As a successful Internet entrepreneur and executive, Mark brings a range of engineering, technology and operational leadership experience to Keynote. He has focused his career on the rapidly evolving Internet opportunity and we are very pleased to have him join the Keynote team.”
Mr. Jung currently serves as a member of the board of directors of DataXu, Inmar, Ness Computing, SeatMe, and WGT Media and is a former board member of a number of public technology companies, including 3PAR which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2010.
Umang Gupta, chairman and chief executive officer of Keynote Systems, said: “As a successful Internet entrepreneur and executive, Mark brings a range of engineering, technology and operational leadership experience to Keynote. He has focused his career on the rapidly evolving Internet opportunity and we are very pleased to have him join the Keynote team.”
Mr. Jung added, “Keynote has built a sound foundation for the future. Recent customer wins in the Internet business, as well as the mobile enterprise and telecom businesses, are evidence of Keynote’s solid progress. I am excited to be part of the team as we take advantage of the growing opportunities in the cloud and mobile markets.”
Prior to Khosla Ventures, Mr. Jung served as chief operating officer of Fox Interactive Media where he was responsible for its Internet business, including MySpace, IGN Entertainment, AmericanIdol.com and FoxSports.com. In that capacity, he oversaw all product planning, engineering, business development, sales, and merger integration efforts. Mr. Jung took the post at Fox Interactive Media after its parent company, Newscorp, purchased IGN Entertainment, a company he founded and took public at the height of the Internet boom in the 1990s. Earlier in his career, Mr. Jung worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. Jung holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a bachelor of science in engineering from Princeton University.
In addition to Mark Jung, Keynote’s board of directors consists of Umang Gupta, Keynote chairman and CEO; Charles Boesenberg, former chairman and CEO, NetIQ; Mohan Gyani, former president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Mobility; Jennifer Johnson, EVP and COO of Franklin Resources, Inc., Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., president and CEO of Samurai Surfer LLC and Anthony Sun, former Managing General Partner and CEO of Venrock Associates. As previously announced in February 2012, Deborah Rieman has resigned from the Keynote board concurrent with Mr. Jung’s appointment.
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About Keynote Systems
Keynote® Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ:KEYN) is the global leader in mobile and web cloud testing & monitoring. Keynote maintains the world’s largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Known as ‘The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,’ Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms:
Keynote Perspective® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.
Keynote DeviceAnywhere® provides the industry's only true cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile applications and websites. It's suite of mobile testing solutions is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver quality mobile applications and services to the mobile channel.
Keynote SIGOS offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.
Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE.
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