SOA Software has appointed Wolf Gilbert from Microsoft to lead an expansion into the European market.

Gilbert has been appointed as vice president for European Operations, after developing Service Oriented Architecture at Microsoft and co-founding Microsoft's SOA Solutions Team.

Paul Gigg, president and CEO of SOA Software, said: “Customer demand in Europe is accelerating our expansion and we are excited to be able to bring on board an executive of Wolf's caliber and background to lead this effort.”

Wolf Gilbert said: “Although European companies face some unique challenges, the underlying themes are very similar to those of their US counterparts. I am confident that SOA Software has the right products to address these challenges, combined with uncommon agility and ability to execute.”