VC-backed AppFirst announces new hire

AppFirst said Monday that it has named Bob Fox as director of solutions architecture. Prior to joining AppFirst, Fox worked at Splunk where he served most recently as manager of global technical enablement. Based in New York City, AppFirst, which is backed by FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Javelin Partners and Safeguard Scientifics, is a provider of operational intelligence solutions.


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AppFirst, a leader in operational intelligence solutions providing visibility across the IT ecosystem, announced today that Bob Fox has joined the company as Director of Solutions Architecture. Fox joins AppFirst after spending seven years with Splunk where he served as a sales engineering manager and, most recently, manager of global technical enablement, training and facilitating its global technical sales force.
“Application monitoring and operational intelligence are becoming an ever more prominent and strategic need for businesses today,” said David Roth, CEO and co-founder of AppFirst. “I cannot think of a better person to further establish us as a leader in these spaces than Bob Fox. He is a strong and very welcome addition to the AppFirst team.”
In his new role at AppFirst, Fox will build the company’s technical sales team, while also working closely with customers to promote adoption of the company’s products and to ensure development of new features is in line with customers’ needs.
“I am thrilled to be taking on a role at AppFirst – particularly at such an exciting time for the company,” said Fox. “As IT gets more complex, having a single view of operational intelligence is becoming increasingly critical and AppFirst is leading the charge in delivering solutions that provide a complete view, and access to, the data businesses need.”
Prior to his tenure at Splunk, Fox served in technical, pre-sales capacities at both Sun Microsystems and Veritas Software. He has also held operational positions in infrastructure, networking and data management at several financial services and dot-com firms. He holds a BA in Computer Science from Ithaca College.
About AppFirst
AppFirst delivers the only application and resource-aware operational intelligence platform that enables organizations to see key information across their entire IT ecosystem. AppFirst’s flexible Big Data solution collects data from every process, within any application and across all servers in real time. AppFirst’s SaaS backend then allows users to analyze their data in a single, powerful view. Customers are using AppFirst to lower IT costs, enhance security and compliance, make better business decisions based on proactive intelligence and drive toward a new quality of service. As apps and business grows, AppFirst easily scales to any size, accelerating agile IT operations through dynamic discovery. Founded in 2009, AppFirst is a New York City-based company venture backed by FirstMark Capital, First Round Capital, Javelin Partners and Safeguard Scientifics. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter or subscribe to the AppFirst blog to stay up-to-date on the latest AppFirst news.