Azul Apppoints Peter Maloney As CFO, Andrew Savitz As CMO

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  • They will both report to Scott Sellers, Azul’s co-founder, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Maloney has more than 25 years of strategic financial management and business operations leadership experience including 19 years of executive leadership for SaaS companies

Azul has appointed Peter Maloney as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Andrew Savitz as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). They will both report to Scott Sellers, Azul’s co-founder, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As Azul’s new CFO and COO, Maloney is responsible for financial strategy and management, planning and analysis, accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations, legal, human resources, business systems, DevOps, and M&A.

Sellers said, “Peter is a high-energy, ‘get it done’ type of person who meshes well with our culture at Azul. He brings deep experience in finance, corporate development, business operations and leading G&A functions. And he has a tremendous track record of helping companies scale quickly, which is exactly what we need at this high-growth stage of our company.”

Maloney has more than 25 years of strategic financial management and business operations leadership experience including 19 years of executive leadership for SaaS companies. Previously, Maloney was with Jobvite, as the CFO. Prior to that, he served as CFO of E2open, Inc., where he led a successful IPO, follow-on offering and sale of the company. He has also served as CFO of SNOCAP, Inc. and CFO and VP of Finance of Keynote Systems, Inc. Maloney holds a B.B.A. in Economics from the Fox School of Business at Temple University and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business.

Setting and executing Azul’s strategy to dominate the enterprise Java market

Maloney added, “Azul’s growth opportunity is unlimited. This is because the value proposition for Oracle Java customers when they switch to Azul is ever clearer: Reduce Java costs over 90 percent and get the most expert and responsive support in the industry, which keeps enterprise devops productive. I’m very excited to join Azul at a time of such great potential.”

Savitz, as Azul’s new CMO, is responsible for setting and executing Azul’s strategy to dominate the enterprise Java market and leads all global marketing initiatives. It includes marketing, product management, brand marketing and positioning, demand generation, digital and social marketing, field marketing, public relations, analyst relations, developer relations and community and evangelism.

Savitz adds, “We live in a world now where software is everything. With over a third of the world’s applications built in Java, this programming language will continue to play a leading role in the future of software and we’re committed to support that success. Azul is the right place to be if you want to help organizations save money, make applications more secure and performant, and give CIOs who are responsible for complex, mission-critical applications peace of mind with the answers and problem-solving they need from the best Java support team in the industry.”

Savitz brings more than 20 years of experience leading global marketing teams at high-growth SaaS companies. He joins Azul from BetterCloud where, as CMO, he coined, scoped, and launched the “SaaSOps” movement. Before that, he was he was CMO at AppDynamics, where he had responsibility for global marketing. He was CMO at Aconex where he played an instrumental role in the company’s IPO which led to an acquisition by Oracle in 2017. He has also served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at KXEN through the company’s acquisition by SAP in 2013. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science and an MBA from UCLA.

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