""Ellie Mae"":www.elliemae.com/, one of the top providers of automation solutions for the residential mortgage industry, announced today that David Robins would be joining their team as chief information officer (CIO).[IMAGE]
Robbins is the former chief technology officer (CTO) of ""NetApp, Inc."":www.netapp.com/, a provider of storage and data management solutions. According to the statement released by Ellie Mae, the newly created position at Ellie Mae will enable Robbins to design, manage and assure the reliability of Ellie Mae's data center operations in support of the company's expanding software as a service (SaaS) business model.
Other responsibilities will include managing the company's MIS, data security and technical operations. In November Ellie Mae announced their expansion of its technology and[COLUMN_BREAK]
operations team in order to address growth and build next generation systems; this team is to be directed under the supervision of Robbins.
In the six years spent at NetApp, Inc., the last four years were spent as CTO, where Robbins developed a program to demonstrate best practice deployments and business impacts of storage and data management capabilities, and a technology roadmap and adoption strategy for IT systems, networks and storage.
From 2005 to 2008, as NetApp's vice president of global infrastructure, he managed complex systems of highly integrated Tier 1 applications and custom Tier 2 and Tier 3 applications, networks, telephony, data centers and infrastructure. Within his 30-year career, Robbins has held a variety of managerial positions at ""Totality Corporation"":www.totality.com/, ""Electronic Data Systems"":http://www.borland.com/us/customers/profiles/eds.aspx, and ""Capgemini"":www.us.capgemini.com/.
Jonathan Corr, the COO of Ellie Mae, commented in a press release from Ellie Mae, ""Ellie Mae has experienced a four-fold increase in its SaaS user base. As we transition from an enterprise solution to SaaS, the reliability of our system becomes paramount, and the role of CIO even more critical.""
Corr continued, ""David's expertise will enable him to fast track out IT architecture and infrastructure transformations to accommodate the significant growth we are experiencing and to help deliver sustained client satisfaction. He is an excellent addition to the team.""