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February 15, 2019

Big Data Career Notes: February 2019 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Check in each month for an updated list and you may even come across someone you know, or better yet, yourself!

Kevin Campbell

BackOffice Associates has announced that its board of directors has appointed current president of global and consulting services Kevin Campbell as chief executive officer. Prior to joining BackOffice Associates in April 2018, Campbell was COO of Oscar Insurance Corporation.

“I am often asked why I joined BackOffice Associates. My reasons are simple – the attractive data management market space, our Global 2000 customer list and our people including our outstanding leadership team and its Board of Directors,” said Campbell. “As the newly appointed CEO, I am committed to our customers, partners, and employees. Our purpose is to solve the world’s most complex data challenges, one byte at a time.”

David Dorman has announced that it has named former AT&T chairman and CEO David Dorman as chairman of the board. Dorman is currently chairman of the board at CVS Health Corporation and a member of the boards at Dell Technologies and PayPal Holdings, Inc.

“I am excited to work with this remarkable team on a mission to empower enterprises to organize, manage and utilize data as they strive to compete in the rapidly evolving digital economy,” said David Dorman, Chairman of Infoworks. “Digital transformation is an existential imperative for enterprises and analytics agility is a prerequisite. I have seen first-hand how Infoworks’ automation has enabled large enterprises to achieve analytics agility without hiring armies of big data specialists. With the right product at exactly the right time, Infoworks has the potential to quickly become an important industry leader in this large and growing market.”

Sanjay Mirchandani

Commvault has announced the appointment of Sanjay Mirchandani as president, CEO and member of the board. Previously, Mirchandani was the CEO of Puppet. “I’m honored to join the Commvault team with its respected reputation, industry-leading technology and services, and infectious company culture,” said Mirchandani. “Commvault’s partner-driven approach is closely aligned with my own. I look forward to being an advocate for our customer, channel and partner ecosystems to deliver complete solutions.”

“Sanjay’s accomplishments at Puppet demonstrate a deep understanding of multi-cloud and cloud native applications,” said Commvault’s incoming Chairman, Nick Adamo. “We are confident he is the ideal person to build on Commvault’s current momentum and champion the rich heritage of combining innovation with unwavering focus on customer and partner success.”

Will Paulus

InfluxData has announced that Will Paulus is its new vice president of sales. Previously, Paulus served as head of U.S. sales at Algolia. Prior to Algolia, he led U.S. and international sales initiatives for Google’s G Suite and Mixpanel.

“We experienced tremendous growth in 2018 and are well-positioned to continue this momentum through 2019,” said Evan Kaplan, CEO of InfluxData. Appointing these accomplished executives in such pivotal roles at the company will support our overall push to innovate, expand and increase profitability.”

Jim Walsh

InfluxData has also announced that Jim Walsh is its new senior vice president of engineering. In his new role, Walsh will focus on scaling the InfluxDB technology and introducing new features to expand DevOps and IoT functionalities.

Previously, Walsh was senior vice president of infrastructure engineering at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, he served in leadership roles at Microsoft and was a founding member and VP of engineering at Versive.

To read last month’s edition of Career Notes, click here.

Do you know someone that should be included in next month’s list? If so, send us an email at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.