Cloudsmith, the only cloud-native software supply chain management platform, today announced that Glenn Weinstein has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A customer success and IT services veteran with 25 years of technology experience, Weinstein will succeed former CEO and co-founder Alan Carson. Carson will now serve as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), focusing on extending the Cloudsmith platform’s capabilities around software distribution, artifact management, and open source security. As part of the transition, Cloudsmith co-founder Lee Skillen will assume the role of Chief Architect.
“We founded Cloudsmith to safeguard enterprises against the rapidly growing number of software supply chain security incidents that threaten the integrity of deployed applications. We think developers should be both productive and secure,” said Carson. “Glenn is a seasoned leader who knows how to scale a business through a focus on customer success. Our team is confident he is the right person to lead Cloudsmith in this next chapter, and Lee and I are looking forward to spending more time creating secure solutions that teams need to deploy and distribute software packages.”
Most recently Weinstein was Chief Customer Officer at Twilio, the world’s leading communications API platform, where he led customer success, developer relations and partner programs. During his tenure, Weinstein was responsible for driving value realization across nearly 300,000 customers, including Allergan, Philips and Toyota, and helped accelerate Twilio’s growth from $800 million to $4.5 billion in annual revenue.
Prior to Twilio, Weinstein was co-founder and CTO at Appirio, one of the world’s first large-scale consulting partners to SaaS pioneers including Salesforce, Workday, and Google. He helped lead the startup’s growth and its ultimate acquisition for $500 million by Wipro. Weinstein holds a master’s degree in computer science, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former U.S. naval officer.
“Cloudsmith’s mission is to simplify the work required by developers to manage software artifacts. We are built by developers, for developers,” said Weinstein. “Cloudsmith provides a complete platform that helps companies reduce risk, while cutting infrastructure and licensing costs. The market is ripe for a cloud-native solution that can help companies of all sizes take control of their most valuable software IP and I’m excited to bring Cloudsmith to a broader set of customers.”
Jeremy Fitch, Executive Director of Business Growth for Invest Northern Ireland, added “Cloudsmith is one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting new software security companies. We’re proud at Invest Northern Ireland to have supported their early success and watched them build an impressive global customer base. It’s great to see a local company accelerating their growth. We welcome Glenn in his new role and the significant executive experience he will bring to Cloudsmith, and look forward to working with the team going forward.”