Industry veteran Richard Landsman recently joined Open-Xchange, a disruptive open source software company, as the new chief technical officer.
In his new role as CTO, Landsman will be responsible for driving product and technological vision across the company. He will also focus on building new and existing partnerships within the OX ecosystem.
“Richard is a recognized authority on email technology bringing to Open-Xchange a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit our user base of over 70 million,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO, Open-Xchange, in a statement.
Landsman has almost 30 years of experience in product development and management in the technology sector. Prior to joining Open-Xchange, he worked as VP for Engineering & Product at Openwave (News - Alert) Messaging, a provider of carrier-grade e-mail infrastructure. He has a track record of innovation and a history of working at start-ups including Project Slice, Mailblocks and iUniverse.
Academically, Landsman holds a Bachelor's degree in Management and Finance from the University of Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Boston University.
“I am excited to be joining a company with a track record building groundbreaking communication software for the mobile and web age,” said Landsman on his appointment.
“Open source software has real traction in the server, browser, development tools and office software markets, effectively creating the Internet as know it. As our digital lives move more and more into the cloud, the next big opportunity for open source is in the application software market.”
In related TMC (News - Alert) news, Open-Xchange recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Hostway (News - Alert), a major player in cloud and managed hosting services, to bring Web-based communication and collaboration to its users and distribution partners.