**REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jun 12, 2014** — Sencha, a leader in powering HTML5 development for desktop and mobile applications, today announced that Art Landro has joined the company as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Landro has two decades of senior executive experience with leading enterprise technology companies and will drive Sencha’s mission to deliver an ideal platform for designing, developing and deploying applications on any device, platform or browser. Landro is taking over the Sencha helm from Michael Mullany, who will remain an active member of the Sencha board after four years of making the company’s application frameworks and tools the global standard for HTML5 development.
Prior to joining Sencha, Landro was the CEO of Netherlands-based Cordys, where he repositioned the company as a platform-as-a-service (PaaS), cloud-provisioning and cloud BPM solutions provider, which culminated in its acquisition by OpenText in 2013. Before Cordys, Landro was President of MontaVista Software, a division of Cavium Networks, where he drove investment in embedded Linux virtualization for multi-core processors, opened new markets in telecommunications and automotive. During his time, Landro increased revenue by 65 percent. He also was the vice president Asia-Pacific/Japan for Documentum, and following its acquisition by EMC, the vice president of Global Accounts, EMC Software.
“I am very excited about the opportunity in front of Sencha,” said Landro. “I know that IT departments, line-of-business executives and CIOs are struggling to maintain, support and upgrade legacy applications, which is only compounded by the explosion of new mobile devices, platforms and operating systems. Sencha’s industry-leading frameworks and tools, combined with our groundbreaking Sencha Space secure mobile application deployment solution, uniquely position us in the market. We are clearly the ideal technology partner for large enterprises and SMBs that want to design, build, deploy and manage critical business applications from a unified development platform.”
Sencha’s investors include Sequoia Capital, Radar Partners and JAFCO Ventures.
“Art Landro is the ideal person to lead Sencha in its next stage of rapid growth,” said Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital. “Sencha is helping to address the mobile disruption in the enterprise and they will continue to be a leader in cross-platform, multi-device application development.”