Friday's Last Word: Mendix CEO Derek Roos

Friday's Last Word: Mendix CEO Derek Roos — Who exactly is he?

Mendix CEO Derek Roos co-founded the Boston-based app platform with Derckjan Kruit in 2005. He's been CEO of the startup — which aims to enable enterprises to build, integrate and deploy web and mobile applications — since its founding.

What are his plans for Mendix?

"We're all about triple-digit growth this year, which means primarily one thing: hiring," he says.

Who does Roos challenge to sit in the hot seat?

Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal.

What is "Friday's Last Word"?

Friday's Last Word welcomes cloud-centric CEOs who are willing to speak with Talkin' Cloud without someone peeking over a shoulder. Click on each photo to learn more about the CEO you're viewing — it's that simple.

Think you can handle sitting in the hot seat? Send an email to Talkin' Cloud Senior Editor CJ Arlotta at cj.arlotta [at] for further information. If he doesn't get back to you right away, bother him some more — and more.

Follow CJ Arlotta on Twitter @cjarlotta and Google+ for further updates on the story above — or if you just want to say hello.

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