Kony Press Releases
Kony Broadens Partner Program to Support Rapid Growth and Expanding Customer BaseAug 17, 2011
Adding Channel and Alliances Expert Robin Kearon to Kony's Management Team, Kony Continues Its Rapid Expansion
ORLANDO—Kony, the leading mobile platform provider, announced Robin Kearon has joined the company to lead the channel and alliance function globally. Following a year of record growth, Kearon is tasked with creating a robust Partner Program designed to build an external ecosystem and add outside skillsets to support the customers of Kony’s "Empowering Everywhere" brand.
Having enrolled several of the world's premier organizations in a short time, Kearon developed the Kony Partner Program to recruit, train and support partners that add value to Kony’s customers’ experience; Kony seeks partners with expertise relevant to the rapid growth in mobile development, whether that be in complementary technology, enhancing the user experience, systems integration, industry-specific use-cases and expertise or mobile strategy consulting.
Kony’s partners commit certified sales staff and solution consultants to ensure the continued focus on joint customers’ success and growing their business by partnering with the only mobile solution that really delivers on the vision of Write Once, Run Everywhere. In addition to systems integrators and design agencies that innovate in the mobile space, the Kony Partner Program welcomes technology providers that offer specific capabilities that can readily be integrated into the Kony Platform. The key evaluation criteria for inclusion are the benefit to Kony’s customers and a commitment to quality, which is measured through certification. Current Kony partners include AT&T, CSC, IBM, Infosys, Wipro, RIM, CashEdge and, Webtrends, to name a few.
"As we continue to extend our capabilities and customer base, we must embrace the capabilities of our partners to enhance the delivery of our technology. Our partners also allow us to continue to innovate based upon the combined expertise the program creates," explained Raj Koneru, Kony CEO. "Robin has the expertise and drive to make this program a success. I am delighted to have him leading this critical part of the business; he will enable us to grow and support our customers exponentially."
Kearon, having spent more than 20 years leading and building consulting companies, has deep experience in growing relationships with major software providers. Prior to joining Kony, Kearon spent 10 years running the North American operations of a 3,000 person international consulting firm. He has also held senior positions at Accenture, CSC, Deloitte and Intelligroup, which was founded by Kony Founder and CEO, Raj Koneru.
“Having established and nurtured joint market value with Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com while leading consulting firms, I see the opportunities and challenges from our partners’ perspective. This point of view allows me to align their needs to our vision for the program,” said Robin Kearon, vice president, channels and alliances, Kony. “Our primary goal is to deliver value to our customers by leveraging the technical and industry expertise that exists within our partner community and provide scale to support Kony’s rapid growth.”
For more information on the Kony Partner Program or to become a Kony Partner, please visit www.kony.com/partner.
Kony enables enterprises to offer consumers and employees feature-rich mobile applications in less time and at lower costs than any other solution. Leveraging a single application definition, applications are designed and developed just once, in a device-independent manner, and deployed across more than 9,000 devices, 7 operating systems and multiple channels, including native applications, HTML5 and device-optimized mobile web, SMS, web gadgets, kiosks, and tablets without compromises. Kony’s unique platform is proven to future-proof a company’s mobile investment by enabling applications to be changed once for all channels, ensuring faster adoption of new operating systems and standards as they are introduced, while eliminating maintenance, upgrade and future development costs.
In 2011 Kony was positioned as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Consumer Application Platforms (MCAP) report by William Clark, Michael J. King and Linda Dozier. Kony has been named a GartnerCool Vendor, a ‘Most Innovative Company of the Year’by the American Business Awards and waschosen as one of Fast Company’s100 innovative Apple-affiliated achievers.