Nearshore software development services provider Gorilla Logic has named Daniel Berg, former senior executive of Sun Microsystems, as its new chief executive officer, limiting its founders to advisory roles.
Co-founders Stu Stern and Ed Schwarz, who have so far run the day-to-day operations of the company, will serve on the board of directors going forward, helping the CEO to pursue strategic plans.
“The personal decision to step back from managing the business is in line with our original long-term plan, and we remain fully committed to supporting the company’s ongoing growth and excellence,” Stern said in a press release.
“We have known Dan for many years. He is an inspirational executive leader and world-class engineer who will not only continue Gorilla Logic’s success but take it to the next level.”
Berg has held senior roles at Avaya and Skype, in addition to serving Sun Microsystems for more than 15 years.
Gorilla Logic’s clients include several large US companies, including NBC/Universal, Verizon Wireless, eBay, Frontier Airlines, and JPMorgan.
“Our “Gorillas” are English-fluent, culturally aligned, and operate within the same time zones as our clients,” according to the company’s website.
In November last year, private equity firm Sverica Capital Management LP purchased a stake in Gorilla, although the amount of the investment was not disclosed.