Today, Jama Software — a cloud-based collaborative software used by Global 1,000 companies to define, build and test products — announced the appointment of Barry Allen as Chief Financial Officer. Allen will guide Jama Software’s financial operations as the company continues its period of rapid growth. Allen has a proven track record of leadership in the technology industry, driving strategic growth initiatives, increased efficiencies and improved workflows to scale companies effectively.
“This is a pivotal time in Jama Software’s growth, as the company continues to grow rapidly. In today’s complex development environments, companies are turning to Jama to manage product development and delivery across the entire process,” said Jama CEO Eric Winquist. “I am thrilled to have Barry join our executive team as we scale Jama and take the company to the next level.”
Allen has more than 20 years of executive experience in the technology industry. Most recently, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at Corbis where he refined the business model and consistently achieved the company’s aggressive sales goals. Previously, Allen held the position of CFO at Corbis where he rebuilt financial operations to promote growth and increase efficiencies. He was also CFO at Market Leader, Move.com, Marketwave and Cascade Design Automation. Allen spent six plus years at Coopers & Lybrand in Seattle, where he earned his degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.
“The use of new collaboration technologies within software and product development is exploding, and Jama is a leader in this new technology wave,” said Allen, Jama CFO. “I’m excited to join an innovative company and look forward to working with Jama’s impressive leaders.”
Jama Software reached a number of key milestones over the past year, securing $13 million in funding, expanding its customer base to include more than 600 companies and naming Keith Johnson Managing Partner in Europe. The Oregon-based company is building a new worldwide headquarters in downtown Portland.