Taking command of a company is always exciting, but becoming CEO of Shunra is something special. This company has the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come along very often, and I’m here to make sure we take advantage of it.
What I’ve learned in more than 25 years of executive leadership, most recently as CEO at Ounce Labs, is that being the best at what you do is only part of the battle for success. The next step is understanding the value of what you do and communicating it to the world. The rest is delivering on the promise, in a way that is easily absorbed by the technology community.
Application performance engineering systems have been around in various forms for over ten years, but the impact of using these systems at a strategic level is only just beginning to be realized. My biggest responsibility is to articulate, share and drive our vision of what Shunra is bringing to enterprise IT and e-commerce - not just a best practice or even a gold standard, but a must-have, an integral element for successful business operations. Shunra’s ability to show the world’s great companies exactly how their distributed applications will function before those applications are actually deployed is unique. They see immediately, and are able to trust the performance of their applications before the end users ever see them. Furthermore, our ability to help diagnose performance problems with production applications can be even more critical, because those applications are often the lifeblood of our customers, and getting to the root cause carries the greatest urgency. If I do my job well, we will bring this industry to the point that companies will consider it an obvious, automatic procedure to “Shunra” their new applications before deploying them to their end users.
Shunra has been delivering successful products and services to enterprise IT and e-commerce for over a decade, and even with 2000 customers, we have only scratched the surface. We’re going to give everyone connected with Shunra – customers, partners, employees and investors alike – a clear view into the glowing future of a great company. And that’s a vision I cannot wait to share.