Strategic focus on accelerated business growth fuels leadership growth
SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 24, 2016–
MapR Technologies Inc., provider of the only converged data platform for big data technology, today announced it has expanded its senior leadership team with new appointments and responsibilities. Working closely with MapR Founder and CEO John Schroeder and President and COO Matt Mills, these new leaders will help accelerate growth even further–supporting scale and adding greater impetus to the business’ marketing, sales and business development efforts.
“MapR has experienced incredible growth since the company’s inception in 2009. To continue to scale and accelerate progress, we must have the right strengths and talent in place to support that growth,” said Matt Mills. “Today’s announcement adds talented leaders and innovators to our world-class team who truly share our vision for the future and will ensure we execute effectively. I’m confident that these executive additions will help MapR maximize the opportunity ahead of us.”
As incoming Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and member of the executive team, David Cross will apply his 25 years of experience working with global brands such as Coca-Cola, P&G, and more recently, Ventiv Technology. His overall objectives will be to build the MapR brand, drive consideration and engage customers, all on a global basis. Jack Norris will assume the role of SVP, Data and Applications, to drive understanding and adoption of new applications enabled by data convergence. He will work with the analyst community, and promote the company through PR and with the industry’s most experienced team of technology evangelists.
Geneva Lake will take on the role of VP of Worldwide Business Development, joining MapR from Oracle where she led the North America big data and analytics alliances organization. At MapR, she will be focused on building a world-class channels and alliances network across the globe.
Together, Cross and Lake will add significant marketing, industry and technology expertise to the existing leadership team. Both will report to MapR President and COO, Matt Mills.
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About MapR Technologies
MapR provides the industry’s only converged data platform that integrates the power of the top-ranked Hadoop and Spark with global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage, enabling customers to harness the enormous power of their data. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 45,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn and Twitter.