Clearlake Capital-backed NetMotion Wireless hires Kenessy as president

NetMotion Wireless, which is backed by Clearlake Capital, has appointed Christopher Kenessey as president. Previously, Kenessey worked at The Foundry where he was chief sales and marketing officer as well as Cisco where he served as director of worldwide sales and operations for the company’s intelligent automation business unit. Seattle-based NetMotion is a provider of mobility management solutions.


Seattle, WA – January 11, 2016 – NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobility management solutions and sponsored by Clearlake Capital, today announced the appointment of Christopher Kenessey as President. Mr. Kenessey will lead the company’s global business operations, sales, marketing, and engineering reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, John Ferron. Mr. Kenessey brings nearly two decades of industry experience to his new role. He previously served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of UK-based software provider, The Foundry, and Director of Worldwide Sales and Operations for the Intelligent Automation Business Unit at Cisco.

“Christopher has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments,” said John Ferron. “He brings a strong reputation for inspiring people and developing teams. His rich software background and business acumen further bolsters the deep bench strength we have created at NetMotion and will be pivotal in accelerating growth in 2016 and beyond. I could not be more pleased about his appointment to this critical role.”

“With an addressable global market of more than 30 million mobile workers, NetMotion’s mobile security and performance management solutions are in demand around the world,” said Kenessey. “I am honored to lead the company, building upon the strong foundation for growth that Mr. Ferron’s team created. I look forward to guiding NetMotion through the next phase of growth and global expansion.”

Mr. Kenessey has experience leading and growing companies into industry leaders. He has successfully brought multiple new products to market through strong collaboration with engineering, product management, sales and marketing.

At The Foundry, Mr. Kenessey pivoted the organization into new markets which resulted in an exit for $313 million to HG Capital. He joined Cisco via the acquisition of Tidal Software where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales and helped grow the organization from $4 million to $53 million.

About NetMotion Wireless
NetMotion Wireless develops mobility management software for enterprises and organizations with mission-critical connectivity requirements. The company’s products address the unique challenges created by these workforces by providing the security, visibility, and control that IT departments demand, while minimizing the connectivity challenges faced in the field, so mobile workers can be more productive. Thousands of enterprises around the world are using NetMotion products to keep millions of mobile workers connected to applications. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Visit

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About Clearlake Capital Group
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a private investment firm with a sector-focused approach. The firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational and strategic expertise. The firm’s core target sectors include technology, communications and business services; industrials, energy and power; and consumer products and services. Clearlake currently has over $3.2 billion of assets under management. More information is available at