London – March 13, 2013 – Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, today announced the appointment of Stephen Allen as its Vice President of EMEA Operations. Allen will be responsible for driving the company’s continued growth and will oversee all revenue-related field operations in the region.
A seasoned sales executive with more than three decades of experience, Allen previously oversaw EMEA field operations for BEA Systems and took that company from a startup to more than $300M in annual revenue. He has also held senior international positions with Verint Systems (formerly Witness Systems), Walker Interactive Systems and SAP, among others.
“I’m honored to be joining a company that has already established such a sizable footprint in EMEA, and look forward to building out our operations here even further,” said Stephen Allen, Vice President of EMEA Operations at Coverity. “Coverity has already achieved some impressive customer wins in this region, but it’s clear that the market for development testing is expanding and that great opportunities abound. It’s an extremely exciting time to be joining Coverity, and I look forward to helping the company take the next step forward in growth.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to add a senior executive with Steve’s impressive credentials to lead our EMEA operations,” said Anthony Bettencourt, President and CEO at Coverity. “He has a proven track record of building out sales teams and increasing revenues that dates back more than 30 years. It’s a coup for us to bring him on board, and we’re confident that he’ll be a central part of our growing presence in EMEA.”