Press Release

Derek Drennan Joins Sonar as Chief Customer Officer

Tech industry veteran from GitHub and Microsoft to lead customer onboarding, training, and success at Sonar

GENEVA & AUSTIN – MAY 28, 2024Sonar announced today that Derek Drennan has joined as Chief Customer Officer, responsible for enabling customers to achieve the full value of the Sonar solutions to ensure Clean Code that results in reliable, maintainable, and secure software that is a business asset. Derek joins Sonar’s go-to-market team, under the leadership of Lynne Doherty, and will oversee customer onboarding, training, and success. Derek will also work to build out the company’s technical advisor capabilities to better support customer engagement as part of the company's global expansion efforts.

“Derek intrinsically understands the importance of helping our customers adopt and internalize software development practices that result in secure, maintainable, and reliable software,” said Doherty. “With his deep experience with both developers and enterprises, Derek is bringing a crucial perspective to Sonar that will serve as the underpinning for enhancing our solution offering.”

Derek has more than 20 years of experience leading customer teams, overseeing customer success and onboarding, and support services. Derek has held various technology executive roles at GitHub and Microsoft, focusing on customer and client support in their DevOps transformation. In his time at GitHub, he helped drive the adoption and consumption of services that supported company growth to a billion dollars in annual revenue.

“Our customers are under increasing pressure to deliver software at an accelerated pace to support their organization's business objectives. This can make it challenging to consistently develop and maintain quality and secure code,” said Drennan. “By empowering customers with the best tools and practices, we enable them to achieve their goals and stay competitive. When customers adopt Sonar’s Clean Code approach, their code development vastly improves — and so does the value of their software. I look forward to championing the Clean as You Code approach and enabling Sonar customers to deliver on the promise it makes.”

The Sonar team is expanding, hiring for a number of roles across departments. All open jobs can be found on the Sonar career page here

About Sonar

Sonar is a leading developer of open source solutions to help developers write Clean Code. Sonar’s solutions — SonarQube, SonarCloud, and SonarLint — support over 30 programming languages, frameworks, and infrastructure technologies. Trusted by more than 400,000 organizations globally to clean more than half a trillion lines of code, Sonar is integral to delivering higher quality, better-performing software.

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