SOURCE: Platfora


June 10, 2015 10:20 ET

Platfora Hires Jason Zintak as President and COO to Lead and Scale the Company's Go-to-Market Efforts Globally

Company Opens Office in London as EMEA Growth Exceeds Expectations, Targets a Move Into APAC and LATAM to Meet Global Demand for Big Data Discovery and Analytics

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2015) - Platfora, the #1 Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark, today named Jason Zintak as President and COO. An acclaimed leader and company builder, Jason will play a critical strategic and operational role including leading and scaling the company's field and customer-facing efforts globally.

"Platfora is no longer a startup. We've reached the growth stage and are adding proven leaders who know how to scale enterprise technology companies," said Ben Werther, founder and CEO of Platfora. "Jason Zintak is a general manager who possesses a rare mix of capabilities in sales, entrepreneurship, consulting and enterprise software product experience. He helped establish disruptive platforms in the ERP, CRM, supply chain and digital marketing spaces, and he will no doubt do it again with Platfora in big data. Jason is also a fantastic leader with a strong track record of building high-performing organizations and developing them systematically into global market leaders."

Jason has spent the past 21 years at prominent enterprise software companies and consulting organizations. Most recently, he was chief sales officer at Responsys, which was acquired by Oracle in 2013 for $1.5 billion. Before Responsys, Zintak was EVP of worldwide sales and marketing for JDA Software. Jason also spent eight years at SAP, where he served in various sales and leadership roles spanning multiple technology categories and industry verticals. He was at Blue Martini Software during its IPO phase and also has extensive IT consulting experience, having been an early partner and senior executive selling two firms to Capgemini and HCL.

"I was looking for a disruptive platform play with highly differentiated technology and proven market success in a large and rapidly growing sector," said Zintak. "Platfora has all of these attributes and more. Ben Werther has built an incredible, high-pedigree team with strong domestic operations and I look forward to working with him to build on the early-stage growth Platfora has already achieved."

Company Moves Into International Markets
Also today, Platfora announced its first international office, based in London. Triggered by strong regional demand, the company has hired a team of local sales representatives to serve greater Europe. Later this year, Platfora plans to establish regional outposts in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

About Platfora
Platfora is the #1 Big Data Discovery platform built natively on Apache Hadoop and Spark. Platfora enables business users and data scientists to visually interact with petabyte-scale data in seconds, allowing them to work with even the rawest forms of transaction, customer interaction and machine data to find new opportunities and manage risk. Platfora is transforming the way businesses unlock insights, make decisions, and produce better outcomes through the use of its industry-defining Customer Analytics, Security Analytics and Internet of Things solutions. Platfora Big Data Discovery is creating data-driven competitive advantages for leading organizations such as Citi, Sears, AutoTrader, Disney,, Opower, Riot Games, Vivint and TUI Travel. Learn more about Platfora, read our blog, or follow @platfora #YouShouldKnow.