OpenDNS, a provider of cloud hosting delivered security, has appointed Brian Roddy as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations. Previously leading the engineering and operations organization at Jive Software, Roddy is an expert in building scalable cloud infrastructure and network security products.
In his new role, Roddy will oversee the continued expansion of the OpenDNS Global Network and lead the engineering teams in charge of building the company’s innovative cloud-delivered security solutions.
“We’re very happy to have an exceptional leader like Brian Roddy join the OpenDNS engineering team,” said David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS. “Engineering has played a key part in fueling our company’s growth and innovation in cloud hosting delivered security. Brian has a track record of successfully developing business critical security products used by some of the largest enterprises in the world, and more importantly, Brian has the exceptional leadership skills necessary to manage a rapidly growing engineering team. These leadership traits, combined with our incredible people and technology, will help us reach our next set of milestones and beyond.”
Jive Software, Cisco
In his role at Jive Software, Roddy oversaw the planning and deployment of the company’s product lines, supervised their transition to cloud hosting offerings, integrated four acquisitions and grew the company’s worldwide engineering organization by an order of magnitude in less than five years. As a key executive, Roddy was a Section 16 officer for Jive Software and helped prepare them for their eventual IPO.
Prior to Jive, Roddy founded Reactivity, a leading secure XML gateway provider for Global 500 organizations that was acquired by Cisco in 2007. At Cisco, he oversaw a team of more than 200 engineers building mission-critical, high performance networking and security products used by tens of thousands of enterprise customers. Roddy holds multiple technology patents and has written numerous byline articles on security and risk topics.
“I’m excited to join the OpenDNS engineering team, and I look forward to continuing the company’s tradition of innovation, recruiting great technical talent and scaling our technology infrastructure for future success,” said Brian Roddy, Executive Vice President of Engineering at OpenDNS. “I’m looking forward to helping the company grow and extend the capabilities of its world-class cloud-based security platform that meets the needs of today’s businesses.”