Black Duck Software Announces Hire of Security Expert Michael Pittenger

Industry veteran, responsible for product direction and strategic alliances, helps to uniquely position open source security leader

Burlington, MA – March 31, 2015 – Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the secure management of open source code, today announced it has hired security expert Michael Pittenger to enhance the strategic leadership of its security solutions. Pittenger brings more than 30 years of experience in technology businesses to the newly established position, Vice President of Product Strategy.

Pittenger has held several senior leadership positions in leading security companies. He was a co-founder of Veracode, VP of products for @stake, VP of Products at Cigital, VP of Sales and Marketing at Savant Protection, and he has served various other positions in sales and business development at Authentica, Webhire, Al Squared, Dynatech, and Whistler. For the past five years, Pittenger has been the owner and Independent Business Consultant of Caddis Advisors where he specialized in working with companies in the security market to assist with bringing new technologies to market, identifying new business opportunities, and developing sales and marketing positioning strategies and collateral.

“Mike’s extensive security industry background and experience will help us further deliver solutions that help companies mitigate security risks associated with the use of open source software,” said Lou Shipley, president and CEO, Black Duck Software. “Bringing Mike on board further enables us to build innovative new approaches to securing open source, in addition to establishing key industry partnerships with other important security technology providers.”

About the Leading OSS Logistics Provider

Black Duck Software is the leading OSS Logistics solution provider, enabling enterprises of every size to securely manage open source code and optimize the opportunities that come with open source adoption and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive open source software (OSS) resources through The Black Duck Open Hub (formerly Ohloh) and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck is headquartered in Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity, and improved efficiency, visit and follow the company at @black_duck_sw.