Postman, the leading collaboration platform for API development, today announced the addition of Nick Tran, vice president of marketing to its executive team and Kin Lane as chief evangelist.
The hires follow Postman’s $50 million series B funding in June of this year to extend its leadership in the API collaboration space. Postman is methodically building the backbone of the API industry of the future. Organizations of all sizes trust in Postman to create the product and workflows they need to design, develop, launch and maintain APIs.
Tran brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, marketing and software to his new role. He will head up worldwide marketing for Postman, including product marketing, creative, developer relations, and documentation.
Lane is a preeminent API evangelist in the industry. He has spoken at numerous API academic and industry events, was involved in the European Commission’s API research program, and received a Presidential Innovation Fellowship in 2013. He will help share the story of how Postman is the next generation of API development platform.
“Postman is scaling from a development environment to a robust platform that meets the needs of the entire API lifecycle,” said Abhinav Asthana, Postman CEO and co-founder. “Nick and Kin bring extensive experience as we structure our organization to meet the needs of the API community of tomorrow.”
Tran was previously vice president of marketing at Akamai, where he directed the developer brand and product marketing of developer-facing products and features. Before Akamai, Tran worked at Salesforce as the vice president and COO of developer marketing, where he led a global team in the U.S., EMEA and India that market Force.com and Heroku to developers and partners worldwide.
“Joining Postman made a lot of sense,” said Tran. “There’s an amazing community of 9 million developers that love the product and the company. This is a dream come true.”
Lane was most recently an API architect for F5 Networks and an API evangelist at Mimeo. He has a reputation in the API industry for developing an understanding of the common building blocks API providers are using across the API lifecycle.
“I have joined Postman because I’ve witnessed first-hand how ubiquitous the platform is across almost every business sector,” said Lane. “Postman is the future of how developers, and non-developers, will collaborate consistently across the entire API lifecycle.”
About Postman: Postman is the leading collaboration platform for API development, used by more than 9 million developers and more than 400,000 companies worldwide. Postman is an elegant, flexible platform that is used to build connected software via APIs – quickly, easily and accurately. Postman is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in Bangalore, where it was founded. Postman is privately held, with funding from Nexus Venture Partners and CRV.