CollabNet Appoints Flint Brenton as President, CEO

CollabNet Appoints Flint Brenton as President, CEO

Flint Brenton has been appointed to replace longtime Collabnet CEO Bill Portelli.

CollabNet has appointed Flint Brenton to replace Bill Portelli as president and CEO of the open application lifecycle management provider.

Brenton has more than 25 years of experience in IT executive leadership, most recently serving as president and CEO of cloud analytics platform and virtual infrastructure vendor Accelops. He also served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, which was acquired by Cisco Systems (CSCO) in 2009. After the acquisition, Brenton held several executive-level positions within the company, including vice president of Advanced Services, according to the announcement.

“I am excited to join CollabNet and humbled to be part of a legacy that has transformed the software development tools industry,” said Flint, in a statement. “CollabNet is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the significant changes in the rapidly growing software development and DevOps markets, and I look forward to working with this talented team to continue to build upon CollabNet’s momentum of innovation and leadership.”

Portelli, who co-founded CollabNet and has served as CEO since 1999, will continue working with the company as a director of CollabNet’s board, where he will assist with matters concerning the company’s strategy and growth. Brenton will also hold a seat on the company’s board of directors.

“It has been a privilege and an honor to work with CollabNet’s incredibly talented and dedicated employees and loyal customers,” said Portelli. “Flint is a highly qualified executive with the right expertise and leadership qualities to further transform the company and accelerate its growth. I am excited about the future of Collabnet and I look forward to continuing to serve as an active director.”

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