From the press release:
Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, today announced Neelan Choksi as its president and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Choksi, a long-time board member of Tasktop, brings extensive experience from his track record of successful leadership roles at technology companies such as SolarMetric (acquired by BEA), SpringSource (acquired by VMware) and Lexcycle (acquired by Amazon). Choksi will be responsible for managing and further accelerating Tasktop's rapid growth and will also head the US operations of the Vancouver-based company."Neelan has that very rare ability to repeatedly turn pain points with the status quo into thriving start-ups, communities and product offerings," explain Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "Neelan helped create one of the largest open source acquisitions as COO of SpringSource, followed by his success with Stanza, the first massively popular ebook reader, in his role as CEO of Lexcycle. This unique breadth of expertise provides Tasktop the experience needed to continue scaling our enterprise-focused Agile and ALM offerings, while paving the road to transforming the productivity of all knowledge workers with the task-focused desktop."