SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2016) - Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, today announced Denise Persson as chief marketing officer (CMO) to lead corporate marketing strategy and support the company's rapid growth and expansion. With Persson, Snowflake completes a seasoned executive team, which consists of leadership experience from EMC, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Teradata and Vectorwise.
Persson brings more than 20 years of technology marketing experience at high-growth companies, helping lead through growth and IPO. Most recently she was CMO at Apigee, an API platform company that went public in 2015. Previously, Persson served as CMO at ON24, a SaaS webcasting and virtual communications company, and was EVP of global marketing at Genesys, a publicly traded collaboration software company, where she built, led and managed marketing teams in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
"The power and flexibility of the cloud help organizations to scale, add efficiency, and make smarter and more data-driven decisions," Persson said. "As Snowflake continues to disrupt the traditional data warehousing market, I look forward to the journey ahead, answering strong customer demand and establishing Snowflake as the only platform for data analytics."
In addition, Snowflake today announced that Altimeter Capital's Kevin Wang will join the board of directors. He brings more than a decade of experience working with successful, high-growth, disruptive software companies. As a partner at Altimeter, Wang has led investments in HubSpot, Twilio, MongoDB, Okta and AppDynamics. Previously, Wang was a venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners and Longworth Venture Partners.
"Snowflake was an early pioneer in recognizing the power of cloud architectures and the foundational role that a cloud-native platform plays in helping companies analyze data," Wang said. "Snowflake's continued innovation has resulted in tremendous growth and customer success. I look forward to helping the Snowflake executive team as they capitalize on this opportunity to build a major software company."
"Denise and Kevin share our vision to leverage the cloud and create a revolution where organizations make data available to users quickly, at scale and with ease. In addition, Denise and Kevin both have the background, pedigree and passion to drive success and scale disruption," said Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake. "I am thrilled to have them join our team as we continue to manage this exciting period of growth and opportunity."
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Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, has reinvented the data warehouse for the cloud and today's data. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is built from the cloud up with a patent-pending new architecture that delivers the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud -- at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake can be found online at snowflake.net.