Company adds new CEO and prepares to launch the next-generation platform.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 21, 2019
With the recent success of the Zaloni Data Platform (ZDP) 5.1 release, Zaloni, the leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced it is entering into an accelerated growth phase to continue to deliver new leading-edge features to a rapidly growing client base and build a premier feature set for Zaloni’s 5.2 platform release. To support this strategy, Ben Sharma, Zaloni’s co-founder and longtime CEO, will transition to the role of Chief Product Officer. Susan Payne Cook, former Oracle and IBM executive, has joined Zaloni as the new Chief Executive Officer.
“Susan Cook brings deep expertise in the data and analytics space, and we’re thrilled that she’ll be leading Zaloni’s next-generation effort across sales, marketing and customer success,” said Sharma. “I’m excited to be able to focus on heading up product and engineering and partner with Susan as Zaloni enters into an unprecedented new phase of product-led growth. We are at an inflection point today with the increased use of public cloud and the data sprawl that is being created in enterprises, ZDP is leading the way to meet critical challenges to leverage data effectively for business impact with our approach of augmented data management.”
Cook has worked in various roles in data and analytics for more than 20 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of North American Sales at MicroStrategy. Past experience also includes senior leadership roles in IBM Business Analytics and Oracle Business Intelligence, as well as years of experience in sales, strategy and consulting in enterprise software.
“I believe that large enterprises can always be smarter in how they leverage data, which is why I’m excited to join Zaloni, an innovative company with a vision toward helping the most sophisticated global enterprises govern, manage and provision their vast amount of data like the valuable asset it is,” said Cook. “I truly like and respect the people at Zaloni, including the Board and leadership team, and feel absolutely aligned with Ben in our belief in Zaloni’s growth potential.”
“The combination of Susan’s sales and leadership expertise with Ben’s product vision and drive creates a powerful team; Zaloni is well-positioned to lead the market with self-service catalog and governance solutions, ideal for companies that want to successfully accelerate data value,” said Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures.
With this new leadership team structure, Zaloni plans to release the premier feature set for ZDP 5.2 in January of 2020.
Zaloni Recognized as a Finalist for Banking Technology Award
Zaloni was recently named a finalist for the “Best Use of Data” Banking Technology Award. The award, now in its 20th year, recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services worldwide. The announcement as a finalist further demonstrates the value of Zaloni’s technology within the Fintech sector. The award ceremony and gala will be held on December 5, 2019 at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square and attendees include c-suite executives from JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and other leading global financial institutions.
At Zaloni, we enable enterprises to leverage their decentralized, multi-cloud data environments to gain agility and cost savings while accelerating value from their analytics. The Zaloni Data Platform delivers trusted high value data through an augmented catalog, exceptional governance and security, and easy self-service access for all types of users. We work with the world’s leading companies, empowering teams using machine learning and an extensible foundation to conquer today’s data sprawl challenges. To find out more visit http://www.zaloni.com.
Allie joined Sierra Ventures in 2019 to lead Marketing efforts for the firm and partner with portfolio companies to drive awareness and provide insights on their marketing strategy. Allie has a background in business and marketing strategy, working with early-stage startups, agencies, venture firms, nonprofits, and political campaigns. Her experience includes forming and running a nonprofit, working as VP of Marketing at a Blockchain company, working in the Entertainment Industry, and managing Fortune 500 business accounts in the gaming and entertainment space. Allie holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and is also a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and reading.