Kabira Technologies Inc., a leader in high performance transaction processing software for global enterprises, today announced the appointment of Chris Clabaugh as vice president of business development. Having served in senior market development positions at high technology companies including CollabNet and Progress Software, and named among the nation’s top 100 channel executives, Clabaugh is expected to develop and expand Kabira’s reach in the financial services, telecommunications, mobile payments, and on-line exchange industries.
Clabaugh’s arrival is driven by Kabira’s successful launch of the Kabira Payment SuiteÃ¢Â¢, a new family of software products that provides the payments industry low cost, configurable transaction acquiring, switching, and real-time processing of electronic payments. Kabira Payment Suite is the first in a series of solutions Kabira will bring to market as it aligns its unique strengths in high volume transaction processing software and the rapidly accelerating needs of real-time, always-on business models.
“We are very pleased to add Chris to our outstanding management team during an exciting time in Kabira’s history. His experience and success in building and leading market development efforts is pivotal for Kabira as we move ahead to address critical customer challenges across transaction-intensive industries,” said Bradley Rode, Chief Operating Officer of Kabira. “The vulnerabilities of aging transaction systems are becoming front page news as highly visible organizations including exchanges, wireless carriers, payment processors and online merchants struggle with massive increases in transaction volumes. The ability to deliver and innovate with scalable, high performance transaction platforms is becoming the new battleground for companies fighting to maintain and build market share.”
“I am excited to join Kabira at this pivotal point,” said Clabaugh. “With partners such as Hitachi, NTT Data, CapGemini, and Steria, Kabira is well-positioned to be the platform of choice for servicing this exploding transaction-centric marketplace.”
Clabaugh is recognized as a leader in helping high technology companies develop new market opportunities. In 2006, VARBusiness magazine named Clabaugh to its list of top 100 channel executives, and he currently sits on the SIIA Globalization committee.
Prior to Kabira, Clabaugh was VP of Business Development for CollabNet, and where he oversaw their global channel partner program and launched their on-demand training and e-commerce site, open.collab.net; other tasks included formulating the strategies for strategic relationships, and inside sales, and Asia-Pacific operations. Prior to joining CollabNet, he was VP of Application Partner Market Development for Progress Software. In this role, he directed the overall vision, direction, programs, and forward-looking strategies designed to dramatically increase the success of Progress Application Partners. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Allegrix, Inc., which was acquired by Progress Software in 2001.
Chris has a BS in Computer Science from Tulane University with graduate studies in technical management at the University of California at Irvine.
About Kabira Technologies Inc.
Kabira provides high performance transaction processing software for global enterprises to manage high volumes at a substantially lower cost. Kabira’s software is designed to ensure critical business services are always available, and new services can be implemented more quickly at five times the performance, and a fraction of the cost of traditional transaction processing systems. Kabira’s technology has been adopted by 100 organizations in 30 countries. Companies such as VISA, AT&T, France Telecom, Bank of America, Vodafone and Alcatel rely on Kabira’s high-performance transaction processing to support real-time product and service offerings. The company is privately held. For more information, visit www.kabira.com.