REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 5 — LucidWorks today announced the promotion of search and machine learning expert Grant Ingersoll from Chief Scientist to Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and the appointment of Stephen Tsuchiyama as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services.
In his new role as CTO, Ingersoll will define product strategy and direction, with the commitment to bring continual innovations to customers. Since co-founding LucidWorks (previously Lucid Imagination), Ingersoll has stood out as a key contributor to the company's success, guiding the firm's technological advancements and helping to position LucidWorks in the open source enterprise search and Big Data industries. He has been an active leader in the field of search technology for more than a decade, serving as a committer on the Apache Lucene Java and Solr projects, the co-founder of the Mahout Project, and the chairman of the Apache Lucene Project Management committee.
Tsuchiyama joins LucidWorks as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services to expand the company's global sales force and services teams in order to meet growing demand for LucidWorks search and big data solutions. Tsuchiyama, with over 16 years of sales management experience, was most recently vice president and general manager of worldwide field operations at Nlyte Software, and held previous positions at HP and Accel-Ops. In those earlier roles, he led international market entry and expansion, building and mentoring high performing field teams, and defining and executing go-to-market strategies that helped scale from pre-revenue to $50M.
"Search has become the critical lynchpin for companies looking to transform their data into illuminating insights. These industry veterans are helping us to continue our rapid pace of product innovation and to build a larger network of sales support so that our customers can quickly gain the information-driven competitive edge that LucidWorks enables," said Paul Doscher, CEO, LucidWorks.
"Over the past years we've been able to make great strides in enhancing LucidWorks Search and building the LucidWorks Big Data platform. In doing so, we've delivered tools that are proving critical to our customers' business success. In my role as CTO I'll be spending even more time with customers to ensure that our technology delivers to their changing search needs and enables them to gain ever faster and deeper insights into the business essential discoveries buried in their mountains of untapped data," said Grant Ingersoll, CTO.