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ITKO reinforces EMEA growth plans

Appointment of Ritu Mahandru, Chris Rowett and Paolo Restagno will lead expansion and availability of Service Virtualization from ITKO in the region.


Date: 24 Feb 2012

CA Technologies has announced the appointment of three senior executives in EMEA to spearhead further growth in service virtualization and Cloud application development solutions across the region through their ITKO software group.

Ritu Mahandru is appointed senior sales director, ITKO solution sales in the U.K. and the Nordic region; Chris Rowett is appointed senior director for ITKO technical sales in EMEA; and Paolo Restagno is appointed senior director with responsibility for ITKO sales in the Southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (SEMEA) regions.

“These important senior executive appointments to the ITKO business will benefit our customers whilst heralding further growth for our Service Virtualization and Cloud development solutions across the region," says Eric Grotefeld, VP EMEA, ITKO. “Our technology enables customers to anticipate how their applications will perform in alternate environments, significantly reducing risk, and accelerating their time to value. With these appointments, ITKO will drive even further demand for the broadest continuum of IT management solutions that includes composite and cloud application environments."

Ritu Mahandru joins as Senior Director of Solution Sales. She will have responsibility for accelerating ITKO Solutions sales growth in the Northern Europe region, which includes the U.K. and Ireland, the Nordics and the Netherlands. Prior to joining ITKO, Mahandru was responsible for all business development activities in Europe at Tealeaf technology, a leading provider of customer experience management software for online businesses. Her extensive experience also includes work at BEA Systems and Cape Clear.

As Senior Director with responsibility for running ITKO in the Southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (SEMEA) regions, Paolo Restagno will be accountable for driving growth for CA LISA Solutions throughout this important territory. Restagno joins CA Technologies from Telligent, a leading provider of Enterprise Social Business Software and Enterprise Networking, where he built the SEMEA operations. Prior to this, he held different Regional Sales Management positions in companies like Plumtree Software, BEA System and Oracle.

The appointment of Chris Rowett as Senior Director of Technical Sales will help customers increase their adoption and value from Cloud-based applications. Rowett joins ITKO from IBM, where he was the services lead for Open Pages Centre of Excellence. Prior to this, he was managing director for EMEA at Cape Clear Software (UK) Ltd.

The combination of CA LISA Service Virtualization and DevTest Cloud capabilities with Service Assurance, Unified Automation, Service Management and Turn-key Cloud creates the most compelling offerings in the market that accommodate the complexity inherent in today’s applications and environments. The benefit for customers are business services that can be built, tested, and delivered in hours and days, not months and years. ITKO solutions drive faster time-to-market by eliminating software dependences, and increasing the reliability of composite applications that leverage cloud computing, SOA, BPM, integration suites and ESBs.

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