Proven leader brings more than 25 years experience in strategic enterprise sales on aggressively expanding to meet global demand following its recent $19 million funding round, Datameer, Inc., the leader in self-service big data analytics on Hadoop, today announced that Mike Macey will join the company as vice president of sales, east. Macey previously served as Platfora’s sales director and has extensive experience in the industry, working with companies including YarcData, MicroStrategy and Netezza (acquired by IBM).
Macey’s expertise has placed him at the forefront of the analytics evolution over the past two decades. Previous roles in his 25 years of experience include a number of strategic roles that helped grow Netezza from $10 million to $250 million in sales through its successful IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM, followed by leading IBM’s largest North American big data team. Macey also held multiple roles that aided in MicroStrategy’s growth from $20 million to its successful public offering.
“I’ve always had a passion for data and analytics and have bet my career on the transformational change it would bring,” said Mike Macey, vice president of sales, east coast. “Between Datameer’s proven consistency in innovation and the fact that they’re the clear-cut market leaders, I could not be more thrilled to join the team. The level of activity is amazing, the people are driven, and I’m looking forward to helping the team satiate market demand.”
“Mike comes to us with an impressive track record of proven leadership in mentoring and managing other executives,” said Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer. “With our plans to expand aggressively, Mike is exactly the type of decisive, experienced leader Datameer needs to help us achieve our vision of making the world a better place by democratizing data analytics.”
Datameer is the only self-service and schema-free Big Data analytics application for Hadoop that ensures the fastest time to discovering insights in any data. A no-ETL solution, anyone can use Datameer’s wizard-based data integration, iterative point-and-click analytics, and drag-and-drop visualizations to find the insights that matter to drive their business forward. Founded by Hadoop veterans in 2009, Datameer scales from a laptop to thousands of nodes and is available for all major Hadoop distributions. Datameer is based in San Mateo, Calif.