SOURCE: Skytree


October 14, 2014 09:00 ET

Skytree Appoints Ray Villeneuve as Chief Executive Officer and Martin Hack as Chief Product Officer and Chairman of the Board

Machine Learning Leader Poised for Continued Explosive Growth

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - Skytree, Inc.®, The Machine Learning Company, today announced that Ray Villeneuve has joined the company as CEO. Villeneuve joins Skytree from Riverbed Technology and brings more than 30 years of technology leadership experience to the role of CEO. Martin Hack has been elected chairman of the board and will act as chief product officer (CPO). The new appointments took effect on Oct. 13, 2014.

"I'm pleased to welcome Ray to the Skytree family. With Ray's leadership and focus, Skytree is poised for its next phase of growth and continued leadership in the market. This announcement is a reflection of Skytree's commitment to bringing world-class enterprise technology to the big data market," said Martin Hack, CPO and co-founder, Skytree. "I look forward to focusing my efforts on creating innovative products and furthering the evolution of Skytree with breakthrough technology such as the recently launched Skytree Infinity."

Hack's new role will focus on Skytree's product and market strategy, machine learning leadership and direct engagement with customers to ensure that Skytree continues to deliver leading big data solutions to the marketplace.

During his tenure at Riverbed Technology, Villeneuve held roles as vice president of corporate development and strategy and general manager of the cloud storage acceleration business.

Prior to Riverbed, Villeneuve served as CEO of MonoSphere, Inc., a predictive analytics software company focused on optimizing datacenter storage resources. While at MonoSphere, he provided technical and business leadership, driving product development and bringing products to market and building the development, sales and marketing organizations and partner channels. His leadership in this role led to the successful acquisition by Quest Software in 2009. Villeneuve has also held executive leadership positions at NetApp, Auspex Systems, Silicon Graphics Inc. and General Electric.

"I am extremely excited to join Skytree, an organization transforming the industry and enabling a new class of advanced analytics applications that are unimaginable with legacy approaches," said Ray Villeneuve, CEO of Skytree. "As the addressable big data market continues to grow, Skytree is well positioned to lead the market in world-class machine learning. I look forward to ensuring solid execution and continued growth."

About Skytree
Skytree® - The Machine Learning Company™ is disrupting the advanced analytics market with a machine learning platform that gives organizations the power to discover deep analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations and reveal untapped markets and customers. Advanced analytics is quickly becoming a strategic technology in the age of Big Data. Backed by investments from US Venture Partners, Javelin Venture Partners, Samsung, UPS and In-Q-Tel, Skytree is at the forefront with enterprise-grade machine learning.

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