New York, NY, Jan. 14, 2015—Boundless, the leader in enterprise Spatial IT solutions, has announced the hire of Brody Stout in a combined role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer to round out its executive leadership team as Boundless prepares for its next stage of growth. Stout will be responsible for financial strategy as well as overseeing the operational budget and managing Boundless’ operations and finance teams.
“Brody’s extensive experience in finance and operations management with high growth technology and start-up companies will be instrumental in the planning and execution of our immediate and long-term financial strategies,” said Boundless CEO Ann Johnson. “He’s joining at an important time for Boundless as we look to not only continue our incredible growth, but expand our reach into new markets and strengthen our base of clients and partners.”
Prior to joining Boundless, Stout was COO/CFO of CitizenHawk, a venture-backed brand protection firm. During his tenure with CitizenHawk, Stout’s leadership was instrumental in building a proprietary product platform and differentiated go-to-market strategy, driving significant revenue and profitability expansion, and streamlining the company’s operational processes. Last year he led the successful execution of CitizenHawk’s acquisition by Wolters Kluwer’s Corporate Legal Services division.
Prior to CitizenHawk, Stout spent nearly 10 years as a venture capital investor and Board member in growth-stage companies with a focus on the technology, media, telecom and consumer services industries. Serving both startups and Global 1000 businesses throughout his career, Stout has developed deep expertise in creating and implementing strategic business plans, managing finances, allocating capital, and optimizing operations and processes to drive successful, value-creating exits.
"Boundless is in on the cusp of tremendous acceleration, as companies throughout the Spatial IT arena move toward open source and cloud-based solutions," said Stout. "The company has an incredible team and technology, and has cemented its position as one of the key technology innovators in the Spatial IT industry. I am very excited to join Ann and the Boundless team as we further align the company’s financial operations to support its success and momentum.”
Boundless develops and supports powerful software for enterprise Spatial IT applications. Designed for bringing spatial information into modern workflows, OpenGeo Suite provides a complete platform for managing data and building maps and applications. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing spatial software with packaging, support, maintenance, professional services, and expert training. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com.