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Channel Veteran Michael Johnson Joins Kony, the Leading Digital and Enterprise Mobility Company

New Kony Global Channel and Alliance Leader Appointed to Driving Growth Through Kony’s Partner and Alliances Community Worldwide

November 15, 2017

Austin, TX November 15, 2017Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, today announced the appointment of Michael Johnson as Kony’s senior vice president of Global Channel and Alliances. In this role, Johnson will play a key role in fortifying Kony’s relationships with its global channel partners and alliances, and empower them to capitalized on the fast-growing enterprise mobility and digital application market.

Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience as a proven marketing and sales leader who specializes in transforming both sales teams and business models. He has a track record of building top performing teams that consistently overachieve.

Johnson joins Kony following his successful tenure leading channel and enterprise sales for Lexmark International where he drove the company’s channel software business to triple digit growth in each of the last three years. As the vice president of Lexmark’s Worldwide Channels and OEM, Johnson was responsible for driving growth through Lexmark's Partner community and OEM partners, with a sales revenue responsibility of over $1 billion annually. During his tenure at Lexmark, Johnson has held a variety of leadership positions, including vice president of North America channel, sales director, district manager, and national account manager.

“Michael is an extremely well-respected channel and alliances leader and we are excited to have him join our team,” said Bruce Dahlgren, chief revenue officer, Kony, Inc. “Michael has been appointed to lead the development and expansion of Kony’s channel partner ecosystem. He will play a critical role in expanding Kony’s channel strategy to better align with the success the company has achieved as an enterprise applications and mobile app development platform leader.”

“As businesses across multiple industries – from banking, retail and healthcare to energy and utilities – identify digital innovation and applications as a top priority, channel partners are setting their sights on capitalizing on this opportunity,” said Michael Johnson, senior vice president, Global Channel and Alliances, Kony, Inc. “The key to winning is partnering with a leader and I’m excited to join Kony, the undisputed leader in enterprise mobility.”

Kony is a recognized leader in the enterprise mobility space. Recently, Kony was named the only Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile App Development Platforms Report for five consecutive years. In addition, Kony was named a “Leader” by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc., according to The Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms for AD&D Pros, Q4 2017 and Mobile Low-Code Development Platforms reports. Kony has also been named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: 2017 North American Mobile Banking and Payments report, with the highest rating for Mobile Banking capabilities.

About Kony, Inc.

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony helps organizations of all sizes drive business ingenuity by rapidly transforming ideas into innovative and secure omnichannel applications. Built on the industry’s leading digital platform, Kony provides the most innovative and secure omnichannel applications, with exceptional user experience and app design. Kony’s cross-platform, low-code solution also empowers organizations to develop and manage their own apps to better engage with their customers, partners and employees. By seamlessly leveraging and connecting apps to all types of data sources and information, Kony also enables organizations to transform their business processes and gain valuable insight.  Kony was named the first place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

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