Oracle Sales Star Joins Trampoline Systems
Adrian Jones appointed as VP Sales, bringing 25 years of sales experience to Trampoline

London, UK, 12th September 2007 – Trampoline Systems, a London-based enterprise software developer, announces the appointment of Adrian Jones as Vice President of Sales. Adrian brings to Trampoline 25 years of experience in enterprise technology sales and establishing new products in the marketplace. He joins Trampoline from Oracle Corporation, where he served as the top salesman globally in the Oracle Embedded Business Unit. At Trampoline Adrian will lead sales strategy and execution, establishing a global sales force to cement Trampoline’s position as a pioneer in next-generation enterprise software. Adrian arrives just weeks after Microsoft hotshot Peter Biddle, who joined Trampoline as Vice President of Development in August 2007.

Adrian specialises in establishing new businesses and technology in Europe. Prior to his tenure at Oracle Adrian was Managing Director of Sleepycat Europe Ltd. where he was responsible for building the Berkeley DB business in Europe and managing the acquisition of the company by Oracle in 2006. Adrian was Vice President of EMEA at Versant for eight years before this. At Versant he oversaw the company’s European operations, led the growth of Versant from number four to number one in the object database market in Europe and opened up the financial sector to Versant’s technology.

Adrian says: “I am delighted to be joining Trampoline at such an exciting time for the company and the industry. Trampoline’s technology is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of today’s global enterprises as they intensify their focus on the social networks which are so crucial for collaboration and innovation. I look forward to honing Trampoline’s sales strategy, further strengthening the valued partnership between Oracle and Trampoline and building Trampoline’s presence in this growing market.”

Charles Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Trampoline Systems, says: “Adrian's extraordinary successes at Oracle and Sleepycat are a testament to his intuition for the needs of large enterprises. Adrian's specific experience introducing emerging technologies to new markets will be hugely valuable for SONAR and future product releases. I'm thrilled he's joining the team as we continue to establish Trampoline as the leading provider of next-generation software for the enterprise.”

Trampoline provides software that harnesses social behaviour in the workplace. The company’s products offer a simple way of identifying knowledge assets, expertise and relationship networks within an organisation, enhancing productivity and efficiency and bringing archived information to life. By uniting information with the social behaviour which surrounds it, organisations can empower their employees to find the people and answers they need.


About Trampoline Systems

Trampoline Systems is an enterprise software developer based in London, UK. Trampoline’s products harness social behaviour throughout organisations to pinpoint expertise, leverage relationships and relay knowledge where it’s needed. Clients include Raytheon Company, the UK Foreign Office and Channel 4 Television. Trampoline was honoured in the sixth Oracle PartnerNetwork Innovation Awards for EMEA and received Oracle’s UK Partner Innovation Award 2006. The UK Government recognised Trampoline’s pioneering technology with a Research Award in 2004 and Trampoline is the first European “Enterprise 2.0” developer to receive institutional investment. For more information please visit

Published on: 12:00AM on 11th September 2007