Cloud Elements Appoints Jim Franklin to Board of Directors

SendGrid CEO Helps Company Build Out Developer Focused Business Model

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2014) - Leading cloud API integration and aggregation service, Cloud Elements, today announced that Jim Franklin, chief executive officer of SendGrid, has joined their board of directors. Franklin also serves on the board of aWhere, Inc., Denver Software Club, SlamData and TapInfluence.

"We are pleased to welcome Jim Franklin to our board of directors," said Mark Geene, CEO and Co-Founder of Cloud Elements. "At SendGrid, Jim has pioneered the business-to-developer go-to-market model with tremendous results. We look forward to benefiting from his insight and experience with building a developer-focused product and company."

Franklin joined SendGrid as CEO in 2011, and has led the company in becoming today's top transactional email delivery and management service. Franklin has helped build out their developer-focused business model. By making their product developer friendly, they have been able to easily grow their customer base and earn trust within the developer community. Cloud Elements plans to use this business-to-developer model, making Franklin an excellent fit for their board of directors.

"Cloud Elements' mission and vision align with what we have built at SendGrid," said Jim Franklin. "I am excited to join Cloud Elements' growing team and look forward to the future of Cloud Elements."

Prior to joining SendGrid, Franklin was the Vice President of Enterprise Performance Management and the General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit of Oracle Corporation. The Crystal Ball Global Business Unit was formed in 2007 as a part of the acquisition of Hyperion Solutions, where he served as VP and General Manager. Franklin held the roles of Decisioneering's CEO, CFO and VP of Sales prior to Decisioneering's acquisition by Hyperion. Franklin was also the founder of and the CFO of Vericept Corporation.

About Cloud Elements
Cloud Elements is a cloud API integration and aggregation service that developers use to integrate, monitor and maintain leading cloud services at a fraction of the cost and time. With their unique 'one-to-many' approach, a developer can integrate a single API to connect all the leading services in categories such as Documents, CRM, Finance and more. Cloud Elements is headquartered in Denver, CO, but serves customers worldwide. More information can be found at

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