CloudBees, the software delivery platform for enterprises, named Anuj Kapur as President and CEO. Previously a C-level executive at Cisco and SAP, Kapur brings extensive expertise in corporate strategy, product management, and go-to-market strategy, in the tech sector.
What does Kapur bring to CloudBees in his new role?
Kapur joins CloudBees at a pivotal time as all enterprises face the reality that software – and the speed, quality, and security with which such innovation gets into their clients’ hands – dictates their success. Kapur will focus on accelerating product innovation, strengthening the go-to-market approach, furthering expansion, and scaling the company’s global operations.
From 2018 to 2020, he served as Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco where he led a team that worked with Cisco’s CEO and other top execs on product and go-to-market strategy, as well as startup investments. Kapur also led Cisco’s partnerships with AWS, Google, and Apple.
While at Cisco, Kapur held various executive roles in product management in Cisco’s security group. Kapur serves as an advisor to the CEOs of several tech startups in the U.S. and Israel. Kapur holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School.
Commenting on the hire, Kapur said, “Enterprises know that the software they build and deliver will make or break their future. They also know that speed is table stakes, and that quality, security, and compliance are the next frontier in creating top customer experiences.”
“CloudBees is at the center of enabling some of the largest and most influential brands to make software their most significant differentiator. The opportunity to join CloudBees to shape this next chapter of growth for our customers and employees is an absolute honor.”
Why is Kapur’s appointment integral to CloudBees?
CloudBees Co-Founder Sacha Labourey, who was serving as interim Chief Executive Officer, will remain as Chief Strategy Officer. Labourey will continue as a member of the board and CloudBees executive team, reporting directly to Kapur. Prior to CloudBees, Kapur was President, Corporate Development and Strategy at SAP and was responsible for the company’s growth strategy and execution across the entire product and customer life cycle.
The appointment of Kapur comes during a time of significant growth for CloudBees. Since its founding in 2010, CloudBees has raised $246m, including $150m in a Series F funding in December 2021. CloudBees has grown to more than 600 employees spanning 27 countries.
CloudBees is a top software delivery provider for enterprises, including market powerhouses like Capital One, Fidelity Investments, HSBC, Morningstar, Pegasystems, Salesforce, and a number of U.S. federal government agencies. CloudBees is consistently ranked as a category leader by major publications, influencers, and industry analysts in the continuous integration, continuous delivery, release orchestration, and value stream management categories.