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Former Sonatype CMO Karen Gardner joins Cloudsmith as CMO to accelerate the market transition to cloud-native artifact management

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Lanyon Group

13th Mar 2024

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – March 12th 2024 – Cloudsmith, the only cloud-native software supply chain management platform, today announced that Sonatype veteran Karen Gardner has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). A technology marketing veteran with a 20-year track record helping technology companies to capture market share and drive revenue, Gardner brings a wealth of experience to her new role at the Belfast-based startup.

CEO Glenn Weinstein made the announcement in Belfast, saying: “Karen will play a critical role in ensuring Cloudsmith takes advantage of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to completely redefine a major market.  Most large software development organizations use outdated on-premises software to manage their software supply chains.  Under Karen’s leadership, we will build our go-to-market engine to ensure that the power of using Cloudsmith to manage artifacts and software distribution is well-understood by the market. ”

Gardner will work directly with CEO Glenn Weinstein to build demand generation strategies and hone Cloudsmith’s messaging in the highly competitive developer tools space.

During Gardner’s tenure as CMO at Sonatype, she implemented marketing and demand generation programs that helped to grow annual revenue at a record pace, while establishing a new category in Software Supply Chain Management. However, unlike Sonatype, which is typically deployed in customers’ own data centers, Cloudsmith is fully architected for the cloud, fully managed, and scales with zero effort from the customer. Cloudsmith represents a wider transition towards fully cloud-native developer tools.

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About Cloudsmith

Cloudsmith is the only cloud-native software supply chain management platform for securely developing and distributing software. Focused on a developer-first experience and optimized for distributed DevOps teams, Cloudsmith is an organization’s single source of truth for software assets. The company is backed by some of the industry’s most respected investors, including Tiger Global, MMC Ventures, and Frontline Ventures. More information can be found at

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