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Valiantys announces the appointment of Rod Arbaugh as Chief Operating Officer, North America.

  • Jan.16.2024
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January 16, 2024 – Paris, France

Valiantys is thrilled to announce the appointment of Rod Arbaugh as Chief Operating Officer in North America.

“I’ve always believed that successful technology companies must continuously tune and optimize their innovation stack,” said Rod Arbaugh. “The innovation stack, comprising people, processes and tools, is what powers a technology company. Valiantys is the leader in architecting, building and managing these stacks for some of the most prestigious companies in the world. I’m thrilled to be part of the team and this transformation.”

Rod Arbaugh was previously Chief Operating Officer before becoming Co-President of Exegy. Prior to this, he was Director of Software Development at Sonic, and VP of Engineering at Talarian Corporation.

In his new role, Rod will be working alongside Michael McNeil, CEO of Valiantys North America, and responsible for leading North American Operations.

“I am incredibly pleased to welcome Rod to Valiantys,” affirmed Michael McNeil. “Rod is extremely experienced, with decades as a senior executive and a natural ability for resolving challenges and caring about the people that work with him. Rod’s appointment is also a significant addition to our Executive Team, further enhancing our commitment to driving innovation and delivering excellence to our customers.”

Valiantys is committed to its mission of empowering businesses to thrive by harnessing the full potential of Atlassian’s tools. With the appointment of Rod Arbaugh to the helm of North American operations, Valiantys continues to accelerate its growth initiatives in the region, further solidifying its reputation as a leading partner within the Atlassian ecosystem.

“Rod has a wealth of experience in software development, and he knows how to run a perfect professional services organization,” said Emmanuel Benoit, Global CEO of Valiantys. “What strikes me the most is his ability to interact with people, with respect and empathy. I am very happy that Rod has decided to join Valiantys as COO in North America and I have no doubt that he is going to make a positive impact on our future. Welcome to the team Rod!”

About Valiantys

Valiantys is a leading global consulting and services firm dedicated to Atlassian. The company accelerates business transformation by digitizing processes and modernizing teamwork, using the best agile methods and tools. Its Atlassian technical expertise is unparalleled and Valiantys supports its customers across the entire spectrum of projects on those platforms. As a recognized Agile at Scale, ITSM, and Cloud Specialized Partner, Valiantys help organizations accelerate time to value with Agile at scale, cloud, and ITSM implementations. Because teamwork requires more than just tools, the firm bridges the gap between applications and strategic practices such as SAFe® and ITIL. Over the last 15 years, Valiantys has helped more than 5,000 customers achieve their desired business outcomes at a reduced time to value, through improved team collaboration. More information about Valiantys can be found at

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