If Rob knew I was writing this blog, he might object. But there are times when one must take initiative, defy one's boss in the name of the greater good, and ask for forgiveness at some unforeseen time in the future that may or may not occur.
PALO ALTO, Calif.ServiceRocket, a leader in software adoption, announced today the appointment of Michael DiFilippo to the company’s board of directors. DiFilippo currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at AppDirect, the leading technology platform for selling, distributing, and managing cloud-based services. He brings more than twenty-five years’ experience in finance, accounting, and business development leadership roles with public companies and venture capital/private equity-funded technology startups including Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. Prior to AppDirect, DiFilippo was Division CFO for the Mobility Apps Division of Citrix Systems, acquired by LogMeIn Inc. January 2017; CFO at MuleSoft with responsibility for all staff functions plus sales operations and helped scale the company during its early growth stage; CFO at Intelleflex, where he streamlined operations and optimized cash flow; and VP Finance at Symbol Technologies, where he oversaw product finance and helped scale business analytics, reporting and financial planning.
While ServiceRocket's Sydney office resembles nothing of the bedroom from where Rob Castaneda founded the company, it retains culture and spirit that is uniquely Aussie.
Today marks ServiceRocket’s 15-year anniversary. The company has grown from my bedroom in Sydney, Australia to a 230-person company with offices spanning four continents with teams also in Kuala Lumpur, Palo Alto and Santiago. ServiceRocket now is a trusted partner to many of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing software companies helping customers achieve desired outcomes and realize the value of their software investments.
As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of our office in Kuala Lumpur, we thought we'd take the opportunity to reflect on our decade in Malaysia.
ServiceRocket's presence in Kuala Lumpur began in December 2005. What started off as one employee working out of a local Starbucks has grown to more than one hundred employees in our KL office alone.
Now in its third cohort, ServiceRocket’s technology bootcamp in Kuala Lumpur is a pioneering program preparing the next generation of computer science graduates by helping them develop the skills they need to work with the hottest technologies in Silicon Valley. ServiceRocket started the Tech Bootcamp in an effort to close the gap between computer science formal education and the skills graduates need to be successful in today’s high-tech world. Bootcamp curriculum now covers Support Skills, Troubleshooting Skills, Collaborative Intelligence, Linux Skills, Puppet Fundamentals, Confluence Fundamentals and JIRA Fundamentals, to name of few.
While the ServiceRocket Values may not directly reference "music", you might think rhythm was innate to the growth of the company by visiting any of our global offices.
This post was contributed by Jeremy Kow, Regional Manager at ServiceRocket in Kuala Lumpur.