May 08, 2013 03:01 ET

MemSQL Expands Leadership Team With Executive Vice President of Sales

Seasoned Infrastructure Technology Veteran Carl Wright Brings Impressive Industry Expertise to Leading Real-Time Analytics Provider

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - MemSQL, the leader in real-time analytics, today announced Carl Wright has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Sales. As a seasoned technology industry executive with a strong focus on deploying enterprise solutions in the Global 2000, Wright is charged with leading MemSQL's global sales organization, reporting to Eric Frenkiel, MemSQL's CEO and co-founder.

"With experience from the security, storage, and virtualization industries, Carl's background is nothing short of impressive. His depth and breadth of knowledge is a welcomed addition and further strengthens the MemSQL team," said Frenkiel. "Carl's ability to lead and execute in high-growth market categories will prove to be extremely valuable as MemSQL moves into its next phase and accelerates the adoption of its real-time analytics platform."

Wright joins MemSQL from Coraid, a leading scale-out Ethernet storage provider, where he served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales responsible for a range of customer facing and product roles including field operations, corporate strategy, and product management. Under Wright's stewardship, Coraid was able to 12x their revenue in less than three years while adding more than 1500 new customers worldwide. He previously served as Vice President of Sales and Corporate Strategy at Kidaro, where he helped lead the company to a successful market position in the desktop virtualization sector before it was acquired by Microsoft. Prior to Kidaro, Wright was part of the executive management team that built Decru, which was subsequently sold to Network Appliance in 2005.

"Big Data is creating game-changing opportunities for innovative organizations," said Wright. "MemSQL has a stellar team and impressive marquee customers who are already proving the business value of MemSQL's in-memory distributed database. I'm excited to join the executive leadership team as we continue to empower organizations to make better data-driven decisions."

Prior to his executive roles at infrastructure technology firms, Wright served as Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation and global defense of the Marine Corps Enterprise Network, which supported more than 120,000 users worldwide. In 1999, Carl was awarded the National Security Agency's Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for worldwide Information Security Professional of the year. Carl has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Augsburg College and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

About MemSQL
MemSQL is the leader in real-time Big Data analytics, empowering organizations to make datadriven decisions, better engage customers, and gain a competitive advantage. The in-memory distributed database at the heart of MemSQL's real-time analytics platform is proven in production environments across hundreds of nodes in the most high-velocity Big Data environments in the world. Based in San Francisco, MemSQL is a Y Combinator company funded by prominent venture capitalists and angel investors, including First Round Capital and New Enterprise Associates. For more information, please visit

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