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Letter from Simon Biddiscombe, MobileIron CEO

October 17, 2017
Letter from Simon Biddiscombe, MobileIron CEO

When MobileIron approached me in 2015 about joining as CFO, I didn’t hesitate. I believed in the product, I believed in the market, and I believed in the team. Now, as I take the reins as CEO, I’m still as excited about our product, our market, and our team as I was two and half years ago.

Since 2009, we have won more than 15,000 customers who have purchased over 10,000,000 licenses. We started our life as an on-premise company and we’re transitioning to becoming a cloud company. In Q2 2017, over 75% of our new customers bought our cloud platform. We identified cloud security gaps and built a new and unique product in MobileIron Access. With Access, we are winning major customers in heavily-regulated and security-conscious industries. I’m proud of our track record and I want to call out a few highlights from our third quarter which closed September 30:

I believe that our strengths are our focus and agility, and, as a result, we are better positioned than any other company to support our customers and partners today and to deliver the innovations they will need in the future. I look forward to leveraging our competitive advantage, strengthening our go-to-market execution, and driving improvements throughout our operations.

With disciplined go-to-market focus, thoughtful investments, and strong execution, I am confident that we will accelerate growth and profitability and deliver value to our customers, partners, employees, and shareholders.

Simon Biddiscombe
President and CEO
October 17, 2017

Simon Biddiscombe

Simon Biddiscombe, President and Chief Executive Officer

About the author

 

As CEO, Simon leads the company’s overall business strategy and is responsible for MobileIron’s day-to-day-operations. Simon brings more than 20 years of management and financial experience to MobileIron. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he spent nine years, most recently in the firm’s Silicon Valley technology accounting and audit practice. He went on to join Wyle Electronics where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Simon’s next role was Vice President for Finance and Controller of the internet infrastructure business of Conexant which became Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) where he then served for 5 years as Chief Financial Officer. He then spent five years at QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, then as Chief Executive Officer. Simon joined MobileIron from ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SREV) where he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. He holds a BA in business studies from the University of Glamorgan and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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