Dave Mendlen Joins DevExpress as Chief Marketing Officer
Glendale, California — September 7, 2011 — DevExpress, a leading global software development brand, announced today that Dave Mendlen, a veteran technology executive who was most recently Senior Director of the Visual Studio® business at Microsoft®, has been named Chief Marketing Officer, effective September 10, 2011.
Mendlen served at Microsoft for nearly 15 years. Prior to becoming Senior Director of Visual Studio®, Mendlen served as the speechwriter for Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. In his time at Microsoft, he was the Director of Web Services strategy in the Developer Platform and Evangelism division at Microsoft responsible for driving Web Services excitement and standards across the industry. He also served as the Director of Windows Product Management responsible for the marketing of Windows XP Home, Pro, Tablet PC and Windows XP Media Center Edition. He started at Microsoft in the Developer division and served as the lead product planner on .NET and Visual Studio .NET driving a team to bring web services and .NET to millions of developers.
Ray Navasarkian, DevExpress CEO, said, “We are very excited to have Dave Mendlen leading DevExpress into its next era of growth. He is the exact combination of seasoned technology executive and savvy leader that we were looking for, and we are thrilled to have attracted such a developer-focused executive to DevExpress.”
Dave Mendlen said, "DevExpress is a powerful and trusted developer brand with a market-leading collection of development tools and an enormously talented group of employees fully committed to the needs of customers. I look forward to working together with the DevExpress leadership team to take it to the next level. On the eve of announcements related to Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 by Microsoft, I believe there has never been a better opportunity to create new possibilities for DevExpress, its loyal customers and partners.”
Thank you and best wishes,
The DevExpress Team