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June 7, 2017

Magento Names Aparna Bawa as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Campbell, Calif. — (Marketwired - June 7, 2017) - Today Magento Commerce, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, announced the appointment of Aparna Bawa as senior vice president, general counsel. Bawa joins the Magento executive team and brings extensive experience in corporate law and building sustainable infrastructure to support growth and global expansion.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Aparna to the Magento executive leadership team,” said Mark Lavelle, CEO of Magento. “Her knowledge and depth of experience will be critical to advancing our next chapter for Magento. Aparna has a strong track record of helping companies build a foundation for sustained growth.”

Bawa joins Magento from Nimble Storage, where she served as vice president, general counsel and secretary and helped take the company public in 2013. She later helped with the sale of the company to Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017. Previously, Bawa led legal and corporate development functions for Inphi Corp (NYSE: IPHI). Bawa began her career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank, where she executed multiple IPO and M&A transactions for technology company clients. She was also a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. 

“Magento is a rare company that combines global industry leadership with the values and sensibility of a startup,” said Aparna Bawa, senior vice president, general counsel of Magento. “The company’s leading platform and strong management team, backed by a dynamic global network of innovators, empowers merchants to create highly differentiated shopping experiences. I look forward to applying my legal expertise to support the continued growth of Magento on a global scale.”

Bawa’s appointment comes on the heels of a number of strong hires, including Megan Boyer, vice president, professional services, who joined from Trillium Software, Ryan Quaye, vice president, global channel sales, who joined from Accenture and Ryan Murden, head of business development, who joined from Oracle + Bronto. In addition, Magento has grown its Asia Pacific team with the addition of Ian Kinsella, head of sales, Asia Pacific, who joined from SAP Hybris and Dene Schonknecht, director of channel sales for the region, who joined from Oracle Singapore.

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