Seasoned Sales Veteran Brings Expertise for Building and Scaling Highly Successful Software Companies
January 13, 2011, — Pentaho Corporation, the open source business intelligence (BI) and data integration leader, today announced that Rod Squires has joined the company as the new Worldwide Executive Vice President of Sales. Mr. Squires has more than 25 years of experience managing all aspects of worldwide sales and operations in emerging and established companies.
Throughout his career, Squires has proven a high degree of success quickly ramping successful software companies. As an officer and senior vice president of sales at Savvion, Inc., Squires was instrumental in growing the company, resulting in a successful acquisition by Progress Software. Prior to Savvion, Squires was the vice president of sales at Vitria Technology and helped the company accelerate from scratch to $100M. Prior to Vitria, Squires was a sales director at Parametric Technology and spent several years at Xerox Corporation in various leadership roles.
"With Pentaho's rapid expansion in 2011 of new products, services, territories and channels, Rod is the right leader at exactly the right time," said Richard Daley, founder and CEO of Pentaho. "I'm highly confident that he will elevate Pentaho to the next level, building upon Pentaho's record growth and customer momentum."
"Pentaho has all the right pieces in place for extreme growth and success – a proven product suite, innovation leadership, a massive user community, growing customer base, high level of customer satisfaction, a strong and growing partner eco-system and a high quality leadership and sales organization," said Rod Squires, worldwide executive vice president of Pentaho. "I am excited to join Pentaho and leverage my experiences and methodologies to further accelerate the company's open source BI and Data Integration leadership position to become the overall market leader in those areas."
About Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company
Pentaho, a Hitachi Group company, is a leading data integration and business analytics company with an enterprise-class, open source-based platform for diverse big data deployments. Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. Pentaho’s mission is to help organizations across multiple industries harness the value from all their data, including big data and IoT, enabling them to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding service and minimize risk. Pentaho has over 15,000 product deployments and 1,500 commercial customers today including ABN-AMRO Clearing, BT, EMC, NASDAQ and Sears Holdings Corporation. For more information visit www.pentaho.com.