Stuart Whitfield Appointed as New CEO of Erlang Solutions

Erlang Solutions Ltd, the world’s largest specialist Erlang services and support company, today announced the appointment of Stuart Whitfield as its new Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect. Mr Whitfield brings a wealth of business experience and corporate knowledge along with key strategic planning and management experience. Mr Whitfield’s key responsibility will be the day to day management of the company, including operations, regional offices and finances, ensuring Erlang Solutions meets its objectives and continues its rapid expansion. Mr Whitfield has been a part-time, non-executive director of Erlang Solutions in 2010, during which time the company doubled its turnover, whilst maintaining its profit margins.

“I am delighted that Stuart is joining Erlang Solutions and extremely pleased to welcome him to the team at a very exciting time for the company”, said Marcus Taylor, Commercial Director, Erlang Solutions Ltd. “Stuart is the right person to help lead the company forward at this time of tremendous growth and activity.”

In a streamlining of the management structure, co-founders Francesco Cesarini and Marcus Taylor will become Technical Director and Commercial Director respectively. Francesco will focus on solution development and delivery, building and managing technology teams, oversee R&D effort and provide technical leadership within the company and towards the community. Marcus will be responsible for defining, developing and executing the commercial strategy including managing a team that will address sales, marketing and product management.

“We have come a long way in the ten years since Erlang Solutions was founded and are extremely proud of the company we have built and the long lasting relationships we have established within the Erlang Community”, said Francesco Cesarini, Technical Director Erlang Solutions Ltd. “With the appointment of Stuart to drive our business strategy and plan for 2011, Marcus and I have the opportunity of continuing to develop our commercial offering and grow the business further in order to firmly position Erlang Solutions as a leader and innovator in the software engineering space”.

Mr Whitfield comments, “I am excited to be joining Erlang Solutions at such an important point in its corporate evolution”.

“Erlang Solutions is the innovative leader in the Erlang language space and my objectives will be to solidify Erlang Solutions position as an innovator and contribute to the company’s success. With its strong IPR base and excellence in software engineering, we plan to increase Erlang Solutions recurring revenue streams from products and licensing along with its traditional consultancy and software development business”.

“I have been impressed with the range of talent of our people at Erlang Solutions and look forward to working with them as we develop and grow the business”.

Before joining Erlang Solutions, Whitfield spent 20 years in private practice as a corporate and commercial lawyer and was for 6 years CEO and Senior Partner of a major UK law firm with over 500 employees and offices across the UK. He is a practising lawyer specialising in corporate/project finance and commercial contracts.

 

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About Erlang Solutions Ltd

Erlang Solutions specialises in supporting businesses with the creation, integration, delivery and lifetime support of products and services based on the Erlang programming language, from small developers to Fortune 500 corporations.

Unlike other software services companies Erlang Solutions is the only company of its kind totally focused on Erlang and the Erlang community, offering industry-leading research, development, training and worldwide support for businesses using Erlang.

Erlang Solutions helps its customers to realise the potential of Erlang-based solutions, with all the inherent benefits of the low lifetime cost, extreme reliability and scalability, which Erlang offers.

Erlang Solutions has offices in London, Stockholm and Krakow.

For further information please visit www.erlang-solutions.com

About Erlang, the programming language

Erlang is a programming language developed specifically for systems requiring extremely high levels of reliability and scalability. Erlang is ideally suited to use in systems with a high degree of concurrency, such as telecoms, banking, automotive, instant messaging and social networks. Erlang Solutions was founded in 1998 by several of the original creators of the Erlang language. Erlang is an Open Source language with an active and growing global community of developers and programmers.

 

For more information please contact:

Erlang Solutions
Vicki Fertnig / Ryan Waters
+44 207 751 4444

pr@erlang-solutions.com

Date: 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011