Mendix Increases Footprint with Offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa, Expands Boston Office

Agile business-leader expands global reach, following triple-digit growth in 2010

BOSTON, MA & ROTTERDAM, NL – March 2, 2011Mendix, an agile software platform and cloud services company, announced today that it has opened new offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa and has expanded its existing Boston office. This expansion addresses the strong demand and growing customer base in these regions and comes on the heels of over 130 percent growth throughout 2010.

“These expansions are a testament to the rapidly increasing demand for of our agile platform,” said Derek Roos, CEO of Mendix. “Opening new offices in the UK and South Africa will enable us to increase our geographic presence to meet the needs of our growing customer base in those regions. Additionally, by expanding our US office, we will be enabled to prepare for the long-term, sustainable growth that we expect in North America.”

As part of the announcement, Gerard van den Houten has been appointed Country Manager of the South Africa office. Van den Houten has held leadership positions in various technology companies, including Magic Software, AQEURO International and Innova Group. He was also CEO of Division 3 in South Africa. Van den Houten joined Mendix earlier in 2010, to manage its growth in the region.

The office in the United Kingdom will be headed by Country Manager, John Milway, who has held senior positions with major software vendors such as BSI, Motorola and Magic Software. Milway specializes in driving and managing high growth for early stage companies. As Country Manager with Magic Software, John led the UK to become its fastest growing subsidiary globally.

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.