Zentyal, developer of easy IT solutions for small business, has announced today that the lead developer of the OpenChange project Julien Kerihuel joins the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Kerihuel will be responsible for defining and driving Zentyal’s technology strategy to ensure the fulfillment of the company vision of bringing SMBs and their local IT providers all-in-one IT solutions that are easy to use.
“Julien brings to Zentyal unique insight and experience in technologies such as MS Exchange Server, Active Directory and Samba 4.0. Both his background and vision are essential to our business strategy and expansion plans. I am thrilled to have him on board” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of Zentyal.
Most recently, Kerihuel was the CTO of OpenChange Ltd. and the lead developer of the OpenChange project, that provides a portable open source implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server and Exchange protocols. Previously, Kerihuel was Project Manager and Information Security Professor at the Open Source Laboratory of EPITECH (L’Ecole de L’Innovation et de L’Expertise Informatique) in Paris, France.
Julien Kerihuel was born in Paris in 1981. He received a degree in Computer Engineering and Masters in Information Technology from EPITECH in 2005. During his studies he worked as a Kernel developer and Security auditor as well as a software developer.
Zentyal designs and develops IT solutions for small and medium businesses since 2004. The company provides SMBs and their local IT providers all-in-one IT solutions that are easy to use, from the server to the cloud. Zentyal-based solutions allow to reduce and rationalize IT investments, improve the security and minimize system downtime.
Zentyal-based solutions are widely used by small and medium businesses independently of their activity or location, as well as by public administration or the education sector. The partnership agreements signed with IT support and service providers in more than 20 countries guarantee the distribution of Zentyal-based solutions to customers worldwide.