Tasktop Taps Simon Bodymore as Chief Financial Officer
-- Experienced technology CFO joins Tasktop’s senior management team in strategic hire to support the company’s aggressive growth plan --
VANCOUVER, BC, October 23, 2014 - Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), the leader in DevOps Integration and the creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, today announced that Simon Bodymore has joined Tasktop as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his role as CFO, Bodymore will be responsible for financial strategy as well as overseeing the operational budget and managing Tasktop’s operations and finance teams. His newly formed organization includes Tasktop’s finance department, legal staff, human resources, administration group and IT operations.
“We are very happy to welcome Simon to the Tasktop team,” stated Mik Kersten, Tasktop CEO and Founder. “Tasktop’s growth and market opportunity mean that the right CFO adds tremendous value, and Simon is the perfect addition to the team. His background, work ethic and style are a great fit for Tasktop.”
Prior to joining Tasktop, Bodymore served as CFO for Wurldtech Security Technologies, a GE company in the business of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Bodymore also held the positions of CFO for PNI Digital Media and Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. The search for a CFO coincided with Tasktop’s Series A round. The round, led by Austin Ventures and syndicated by Yaletown Venture Partners, raised US$11 Million for the company in June. The funding was raised to expand the reach of Tasktop’s successful DevOps integration platform into new markets as well as fund additional products on the company’s strategic roadmap.
Tasktop Sync, the company’s flagship product, significantly improves software delivery by enabling collaboration across the multiple disciplines involved in the software development process. It provides fully automated, enterprise-grade synchronization among some of the most widely adopted Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools including Requirements Management, Test Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and Service Desk products.
Over one million users employ Tasktop’s ALM and DevOps integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include 15 of the Fortune 100, six of the top 25 banks in the world and three of the top seven US insurance companies. Partners, including CA, HP, IBM and Serena, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. Tasktop has defined the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) category to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.” For more information about Tasktop and SLI, please visit: http://tasktop.com