InfluxData Strengthens its Position in DevOps Monitoring and IoT Market by Increasing Depth of Sales Leadership Team
By Mark Herring / Jan 11, 2018 / Newsroom, Press Releases
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Company Names Former Apcera and VMware Sales Executive Jay Stephenson as VP of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations
SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 11, 2018 InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics and IoT applications, today announced it has named former Apcera and VMware sales executive Jay Stephenson as its new VP of Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. In this role, Mr. Stephenson will be responsible for scaling sales and operations to meet rapidly growing global demand for InfluxData’s products.
“The addition of this proven sales executive will accelerate the expansion of InfluxData’s product offering for DevOps and IoT applications worldwide,” said Evan Kaplan, InfluxData CEO. “Jay brings a wealth of experience building successful companies in the Monitoring, DevOps, and Systems Management sectors. We will rely on that knowledge and experience as we gear up for the next phase of InfluxData’s rapid global growth.”
InfluxData has rapidly built its developer and customer base across industries – including manufacturing, financial services, energy, and telecommunications – by delivering the fastest growing Open Source Platform that enables customers to derive better business insights, data-driven real-time actions, and a consolidated single view of their entire infrastructure – from applications to microservices, and from systems to sensors. More than 350 customers, including Cisco Systems, Coupa Software, IBM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nordstrom, and Tesla, have selected InfluxData as their modern data platform for metrics and events. InfluxData is pioneering the shift to time series in a modern metrics and events platform, and is making it possible for customers to become data-driven and take on digital transformation initiatives.
“I am excited to join InfluxData with its strong team, leadership position in the rapidly growing market of time series data, and its enablement of new management capabilities that provide the business and technical insight for modern applications and IoT services,” said Jay Stephenson, VP Worldwide Sales and Field Operations. “I look forward to applying my expertise in enterprise management to drive sustained growth in this next phase of the company.”
About Jay Stephenson
Mr. Stephenson joins InfluxData with more than 15 years of sales executive experience, and a strong background in Monitoring, DevOps, and Systems Management. He previously served as Senior VP of Global Sales and Business Development at Apcera, an early player in the container management space (which was recently acquired by Ericsson). Before Apcera, Mr. Stephenson served as VP Sales for the Americas at VMware where he focused on Cloud Automation and Management. He has also held Sales Executive positions at Hewlett Packard and Computer Associates. Mr. Stephenson earned a BA degree from San Diego State University.
InfluxData, the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built from the ground up for analyzing metrics and events (time series data) for DevOps and IoT applications. Whether the data comes from humans, sensors, or machines, InfluxData empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics, and IoT applications faster, easier, and to scale delivering real business value quickly. Based in San Francisco, InfluxData customers include Autodesk, Cisco, eBay, and Coupa Software. Visit https://w2.influxdata.com/. Twitter: @influxdb.
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