SOURCE: Citus Data

Citus Data

March 18, 2015 10:13 ET

Citus Data Names Terry Erisman Vice President of Marketing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2015) - Citus Data, creators of solutions to scale out and extend the analytics capabilities of PostgreSQL, today announced that Terry Erisman has joined the company as vice president of marketing. Erisman is responsible for developing and executing on the company's worldwide marketing strategy and for managing the company's global brand.

With nearly 25 years of experience, Erisman has initiated and driven high revenue growth for multiple award-winning companies in the SaaS, open source, and enterprise software sectors. Prior to joining Citus Data, Erisman was chief marketing officer for Percona, where he helped drive significant growth. In 2014, Percona increased its customer base by 40 percent over 2013, grew support bookings by 40 percent year-over-year, and increased managed services bookings by 65 percent year-over-year. Percona was also named to the Inc. 5000 list for the second consecutive year and won two Silver Stevie Awards. Erisman was also instrumental in helping Percona take over, manage, and grow the annual MySQL community conference. The third annual Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo held last year drew more than 1,100 attendees from 40 countries.

Prior to Percona, Erisman was vice president of marketing at DotNetNuke, where he was responsible for all outbound marketing activities and helped grow company revenues from zero to a $12 million annual run rate in 18 months. He also helped grow the number of subscription customers from zero to more than 1,500 in less than three years. Before DotNetNuke, Erisman served as vice president of marketing and business development at Project Hosts, the worldwide leader in Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM), CRM and SharePoint SaaS solutions, where he grew annual revenues from $1.8 million to a $4 million run rate and 107 percent growth in active customers in less than two years. Previously, Erisman held executive-level and marketing positions at several organizations, including CaseCentral, Intevac and Atcor. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University.


Umur Cubukcu, CEO and co-founder of Citus Data
"As awareness and demand for Citus Data products surges, it's critical that we have marketing capabilities in place that can drive our mission, communicate effectively with all of our stakeholders, grow our revenue, and provide us with the information we need to take our organization to the next level. Terry's experiences and track record in the database and open source markets make him a perfect fit. With him joining the team, we look forward to an exciting period of significant growth and evolution for Citus Data."

Terry Erisman, vice president of marketing, Citus Data
"I'm very excited to join the Citus Data team. The rapid growth of PostgreSQL and big data analytics coupled with the trend among database users to reduce complexity and combine transaction and analytics processing offers major opportunities for the company. The company has a great team of technical experts and prominent investors and I look forward to helping it achieve commercial success."

About Citus Data

Citus Data offers solutions which power massively scalable PostgreSQL for real-time applications. The CitusDB platform powers both real-time transactional and analytic workloads across hundreds of billions of events while cutting query times by up to 100x and supporting both structured and JSON data. Citus Data also offers pg_shard, an open source extension for scaling out PostgreSQL across commodity servers, and cstore_fdw, an open source extension for creating columnar PostgreSQL tables. Citus Data is a Y Combinator alumnus, and is backed by investors that include Data Collective, Bullpen Capital and SV Angel. All Citus Data products are available for download at

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