California, San Francisco, January 13th, 2014 - Globant, leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences, announced the addition of Bob Kerner as EVP of Global Operations. Reporting to Globant's COO Guillermo Marsicovetere, Mr. Kerner will be in charge of managing Globant’s Operations team, supervising its delivery processes, operations governance and client satisfaction.
Bob joins Globant from NYSE Euronext, where he served as the Chief Digital Officer. In that role, he was responsible for developing the Company’s digital strategy and implementing an agile culture to support this approach. Prior to that, Mr. Kerner served as Chief Architect for AOL, where he built large-scale, high-volume systems. He also worked at Lockheed Martin designing state-of-the-art navigation and combat systems for nuclear submarines.
“We are extremely proud to have Bob on our team. Since the foundation of Globant we have been working hard towards one common goal: to create the best software product creation company in the world and challenge the status quo with a strong culture of innovation and creativity. We want to improve our relationship with our customers, delivering better, more innovative and higher quality products, and Bob will be key to help us achieve that goal,” explained Martín Migoya, Globant CEO and co-founder. “His experience in larger innovative global companies are completely aligned with our vision and passion of creating a company where engineering, innovation and design meet scale."
Bob Kerner added: “When I first started partnering with Globant over 3 years ago, I was immediately impressed with the technical capabilities Globant’s studios brought to bear. Today, I am very excited to join such a team of bright, energetic and talented engineers in bringing Globant to the next level of scalability. As many may be aware, I have been very active in New York City’s agile development community; Globant’s agile practice is second-to-none and is very closely aligned with my own philosophy of high-speed, low-drag software delivery. This move represents the beginning of a very auspicious relationship”.
Trained as an engineer, he has focused his entire career on bringing innovation to organizations from a wide variety of sectors. Mr. Kerner holds BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Michigan State University and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University.
Globant is the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences. For us, that means we are the place where the best engineers team up with art design studios and innovation labs to deliver a superb user experience.
In only 10 years, we created a Company that:
- Has more than 3,000 professionals working for companies like Linkedin, JWT, Electronic Arts, Google and Coca Cola, among several others.
- Was selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur (2005)
- Was named among the top 10 product engineering vendors (2011) by Global Services
- Was included in the 2010 Cool Vendor in Business Process Services Report by Gartner
- Was featured as a case study at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and others
- Was recognized among the top 10 vendors in mobile applications development (2012) by an IDC Survey
For more information, visit www.globant.com.