Former Business Objects and Mark Logic executive joins Cloudera as Vice President of Marketing
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (Marketwire – April 7, 2010) – Cloudera, the commercial Apache Hadoop company, today named John Kreisa as Vice President of Marketing. With nearly two decades of enterprise software product marketing and product management experience, Kreisa will play a key leadership role in developing and executing Cloudera’s global growth strategy.
“John has deep enterprise marketing experience in the high-growth and highly competitive business intelligence and infrastructure software markets. His track record of growing businesses and spearheading development in new markets speaks for itself,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “Interest in Apache Hadoop is accelerating quickly, and John’s wealth of knowledge and expertise will help take Cloudera to the next level.”
Prior to Cloudera, Kreisa held various senior marketing roles in innovative and category-leading technology companies, including three years at Mark Logic Inc., an information infrastructure software provider, and Business Objects. Most recently at Mark Logic, John was Director of Industry Solutions and Director of Product Marketing, where he contributed to a wide range of marketing initiatives and focused on enabling industry-focused sales teams with applied messaging, sales tools, competitive analysis and positioning. Widely quoted, John was also the primary company spokesperson for press and analysts, spoke at dozens of industry events, and was a key contributor to demand generation activity and company events. Before Mark Logic, he spent six years in product marketing at Business Objects, which was a pioneer in the Business Intelligence (BI) market and helped to establish the category.
“Cloudera and Hadoop solve the real-world business issues of complex data and analytics facing the enterprise today,” said Kreisa. “I look forward to the opportunity of building out markets that can benefit greatly from the power of Hadoop and working closely with customers to intimately understand their business needs. Cloudera is on the cusp of major change and I am excited to be a part of a company that will fundamentally alter the way organizations perform fast, reliable analysis of both structured and complex data.”
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for big data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source big data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 40,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,700 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production.
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