July 18, 2017

Former Salesforce.com Executive Jeff Thomas Joins Periscope Data as Chief Marketing Officer


SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Periscope Data, the leading cloud-based data analytics platform for professional data teams, today announced that Jeff Thomas has joined the company as chief marketing officer. Thomas’ appointment reflects both Periscope Data’s rapid growth in what Gartner predicts to be a $22.8 billion market opportunity for business intelligence and analytics software by 2020.

‍“Periscope Data was built with the data team in mind; as a result, we’ve seen strong word-of-mouth growth driven by that audience. Our focus on customers and dedication to product development and customer success has helped us establish a loyal base of over 800 customers,” said Harry Glaser, Periscope Data’s co-founder and CEO. “As we move upmarket, we need to establish a sophisticated marketing function under a leader with strong enterprise experience. We’re looking to Jeff to build out an enterprise-ready go-to-market strategy that will drive significant business impact for our company moving forward.”

Thomas brings more than 20 years of marketing experience at leading technology companies, including Salesforce, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, BEA/Oracle, and Symantec. Most recently, he served as chief marketing officer at Apcera, a market-leading enterprise-grade container management platform, where he focused on setting strategy, leading go-to-market activities, increasing sales velocity and delivering business growth.

“I’m thrilled to join a company with such a strong product-market fit and passionate customer base,” said Thomas. “Thoughtful application of data will be one of the biggest and most strategic differentiators for businesses over the coming years. Periscope Data is strongly positioned to help companies get the most insight value out of their data quickly and efficiently, and become true data-driven businesses.” 

Thomas is joining the existing Periscope Data leadership team, which includes: 

Harry Glaser, co-founder and chief executive officer: Harry Glaser founded Periscope Data in 2012 with co-founder Tom O’Neill. The two have grown Periscope Data to serve over 800 customers. Glaser was previously at Google, and graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. 

Tom O’Neill, co-founder and chief technology officer: Tom O'Neill oversees the technology vision for the company as well as the product team, working tirelessly to improve the Periscope Data platform, driven by customer input. He was recently recognized as a Rising Star in the San Francisco Business Times’ CIO Awards 2017. Previously he worked on the machine learning algorithms providing the search results at Microsoft Bing. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Rochester.

Jerry Clarno, vice president, sales: Clarno joined Periscope Data in January 2016 to focus on building and scaling out the sales organization. Entrepreneur recently named him one of its 10 most innovative movers and shakers in sales leadership. Clarno brings more than 20 years of experience leading sales teams at companies like Radius Intelligence, Box, SuccessFactors, OneLogin and FedEx. 

Greg Strickland, vice president, finance: Strickland joined Periscope Data in September 2016 to build out the finance and people operations team while bolstering company growth. He previously served as head of business operations at Sprig and was an early employee at Box, where he was responsible for establishing and running Box’s international operations out of London. 

Elaine Teoh, vice president, engineering: Teoh joined Periscope Data in April 2017 to grow the engineering department. She brings more than 20 years of engineering experience at leading technology companies, including Lookout, OpenTable, Vodafone and Oracle.

Melanie Tantingco, head of people operations: Tantingco joined Periscope Data in September 2016. She started her career at Pearson Education before moving to MuleSoft in 2012 to build out its North American recruiting program.  After a very strong 2016, Periscope Data has seen accelerated growth so far in 2017, growing to over 800 customers and 115 employees, and shipping a series of major feature releases for its analytics platform.

About Periscope DataPeriscope Data is the leading cloud-based data analytics platform for professional data teams. The platform gives them control over the full data analysis lifecycle, from data ingestion, storage and management through manipulation, visualization and communication. With Periscope Data, data analysts and data engineers can run, save and share analyses over billions of data rows in seconds — not minutes or hours — enabling them to surface actionable business insights faster than ever. The company serves more than 800 customers including Adobe, New Relic, EY, ZipRecruiter, Tinder and Flexport. With users spending an average of more than five hours every day in the platform, Periscope Data is quickly becoming the solution of choice for data-driven organizations worldwide. Periscope Data is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.periscopedata.com.

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