Composite Software, a next stage enterprise information integration (EII) solution provider, launched the company and announced the appointment of former webMethods CTO and enterprise application integration (EAI) pioneer Jim Green as CEO. The company also announced the closing of a $5.2 million funding round with premier venture backers.
Composite, which began operations in 2002, has developed a technology that addresses the limitations of existing EII solutions. The company’s soon-to-be announced products allow IT management to leapfrog existing solutions and instantly deliver the right corporate data to the right people at the right time within an organization.
Over the last 20 years, Jim Green has led the development of what have become the standards of enterprise application integration software and Web services technology. While at Sun Microsystems, Green led the team that developed the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA), which is widely accepted as a standard for complex software integration projects. Following his tenure at Sun, Green served as CEO of Active Software, taking the company from it...s founding to a publicly-held industry leader in integration software. In 2000, Active was acquired by webMethods for $1.5 billion. Green has served as chief technology officer and executive vice president of webMethods, where he managed the technology strategy and development of the company’s innovative, industry-leading EAI solutions, and continues as webMethods chief scientist.
Composite Software was founded by Mike Abbott, who serves as CTO. Prior to founding Composite, Abbott was CTO and EVP of Electron Economy, a supply chain software company named to Upside Magazine's list of Top 100 companies in 2001. Prior to Electron Economy, as the director of Java Solutions for USWeb/CKS, Abbott led the design and implementation of multimillion-dollar engagements and initiated important strategic alliances with leading technology partners. He has published widely on database and XML topics and participates on a JSR Expert Group at Sun, a technical committee of the OASIS initiative, is the president of the BEA Users Group, and chairs the Web Services SIG for the Software Development Forum.
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