DataStax Appoints Bethany Mayer to Board of Directors
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 12, 2018 — DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra, announced the appointment of Bethany Mayer, Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group and independent board member of both Marvell Semiconductor and Sempra Energy, to its board of directors.
“Bethany comes to us with a proven track record as a public company CEO and excellent board member experience as well as a deep understanding of enterprise infrastructure,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax. “Our revenue is in excess of $100M and one of the keys to sustaining our growth is a strong market presence. Bethany’s marketing and executive experiences are particularly suited to helping us with that opportunity. And I am particularly excited about how her enterprise background at Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, and Ixia will help us better serve the enterprises who turn to us for innovative new approaches to data management in a hybrid cloud world.”
“DataStax has proven a strong partner and database provider to some of the world’s biggest and best-known enterprises spanning beloved consumer brands and B2B titans,” said Bethany Mayer. “I am excited to join the board of directors of DataStax at this time of strong growth and big opportunity–and I’m particularly enthusiastic to work with my colleagues on the board and Billy as CEO to help elevate and extend the DataStax brand and deliver outsized business results to DataStax enterprise customers.”
Mayer currently serves as Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group and is an independent board member of both Marvell Semiconductor and Sempra Energy. Before joining Siris, she was President, CEO, and a member of the board of directors of Ixia. In 2017, Mayer sold Ixia to Keysight Technologies for $1.7B. Prior to Ixia, Mayer was SVP/GM of HP Networking business unit, a $2.5B business. In addition Mayer held executive roles at Blue Coat Systems, Cisco Systems and Apple. Mayer holds an M.B.A. from California State University at Monterey Bay where she received the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award in 2018, and a B.S. from Santa Clara University. In 2017, Mayer was awarded the Global Leader of the Year Award by Women in IT and was named Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in both 2015 and 2016 by The National Diversity Council.
Jim Baum, chair of the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee and a respected independent board member of several tech companies as well as a former CEO of Symbotic, Netezza (now part of IBM), Endeca (now part of Oracle), and others, noted, “Bethany knows the demands of the enterprise from almost every angle–networking, security, measurement/analytics, and performance tuning and has been a strong executive and expert marketer over the course of her distinguished career. We’re excited about what she can bring to the DataStax board, especially at this time of strong growth, big market potential, and growing awareness for who we are and the vital role we serve enterprises as they grapple with the demands of the Right-Now Economy and a hybrid cloud world.”
DataStax powers the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database, built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid cloud. The foundation for real-time applications at massive scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it possible for companies to exceed expectations through consumer and enterprise applications that provide responsive and meaningful engagement to each customer wherever they go. Our product also gives businesses full data autonomy, allowing them to retain control and strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid cloud world. DataStax helps more than 400 of the world’s leading brands like Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and Walmart transform their businesses through right-now applications focused on enterprise optimization and customer experience.