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Waterline Data Appoints New Finance and SVP Executives amid Continued Rapid Growth

Mountain View, Calif. — October 6, 2017 — Waterline Data, a global leader in Data Lifecycle Management, announced the appointment of Jason Lloyd as Vice President of Finance to lead all aspects of Finance and Human Resources for Waterline Data while Mohan Sadashiva is promoted to Senior Vice President of Technical Sales to oversee all pre and post sales technical support for Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog (SDC).

“I’m very excited for Jason to join the Waterline team. His background and unique skill set are a tremendous asset to Waterline as we continue to drive record revenue growth,” said Alex Gorelik, Waterline Data CEO.

Lloyd brings over a decade of management experience in the technology sector, having previously served senior leadership roles at Nutanix, Tintri and Data Domain. He will be responsible for leading Waterline’s finance team as well as heading HR operations.

“Waterline Data is a unique company that shows all the signs of being a market leader in data catalog solutions,” said Jason Lloyd, Vice President of Finance, Waterline Data. “I’m extremely excited to join the executive team where there is an opportunity to apply my skills to continue the stellar growth the company is experiencing.”

Sadashiva originally joined Waterline as VP of Product Management. As SVP of technical sales, he will manage all customer facing technical functions including pre-sales, customer success, technical support, services and solutions engineering, which provides custom integration and development support on top of Waterline’s core data catalog product.

“Having previously served as SVP at both cybersecurity and marketing firms, I’m excited to bring my experience to a familiar environment having worked closely with Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog for the past couple of years,” said Mohan Sadashiva, SVP Technical Sales.

“Mohan’s transition to this new role is part of our strategy to ensure a smooth customer experience by having pre-sales, services, and customer success all under the same organization,” said Kaycee Lai, President and COO. “This ensures a tight connection between Waterline and our customers in their journey from initial engagement all the way to post sales adoption and support.”

“Few know our flagship Smart Data Catalog better than Mohan,” added Gorelik. “I’m thrilled to have him lead the charge in sharing our solutions with all new and potential customers.”

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Waterline Data Appoint New VPs of Engineering and Product Management

Mountain View, Calif. — August 23, 2017 — Waterline Data, a leader in Data Lifecycle Management, announced today the appointments of two experienced executives to its management team. Venkat Subramanian joins as Vice President of Engineering while Andrew Ahn is promoted to Vice President of Product Marketing. Waterline finished the most recent quarter with 50% quarter over quarter growth and the new leadership will facilitate the company’s rapidly expanding customer base and product portfolio to deliver data catalog solutions for the discovery, governance and accelerated use of Big Data.

Subramanian brings significant management experience to Waterline Data, having previously led engineering teams at both Dataguise, a leading security solutions innovator, and SpikeSource, an open source software certification company. His leadership experience will be instrumental in growing Waterline Data’s software engineering teams to expand development and maintenance of Waterline’s Smart Data Catalog solutions.

“Waterline Data is working at the heart of the Big Data dilemma, enabling data-driven organizations to remove the roadblocks that prevent them from taking their analytics to the next level, while ensuring compliance with GDPR and other regulations,” said Subramanian. “One area where I believe we can bring even greater efficiency to the discovery, governance and use of data is through further development of our unique data fingerprinting technology and machine learning capabilities to help organizations put all their data to work faster than ever.”

Since joining Waterline Data in January of 2017, Ahn has led the product management team tasked with developing the customer stories that showcase the value of the company’s data catalog solutions. Previously, Ahn held product management positions at Hortonworks as well as the Intercontinental Exchange.

“I’m excited to be a part of Waterline Data as market demand for data catalog applications is growing and the company is demonstrating its leadership through deployment of our visionary solution and through new customer acquisitions,” said Andrew Ahn, VP of Product Marketing.

“We are experiencing a period of hyper-growth and are thrilled to have two proven leaders join our management team to help us sustain our momentum,” says Waterline CEO Alex Gorelik. “Helping organizations connect the right people to the right data is an incredibly critical task which, in today’s information-driven age, can mean the difference between success and failure.”



Waterline Data Named on the Constellation ShortList for Data Cataloging

Mountain View, Calif.—August 9, 2017Waterline Data, a leader in Data Lifecycle Management, today announced it was named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Data Cataloging. The company last appeared on the Constellation ShortList for Data Cataloging in April 2017.

“The right timing, teams and technology are the three Ts for crafting digital business models to achieve digital transformation success,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “Each Constellation ShortList, researched and curated by our analysts, guides early adopters in identifying the right technologies to build successful and competitive programs.”

There is simply too much data to manually determine what data the organization has and who has access to it. Waterline’s data catalog solutions use machine learning augmented with crowd sourcing to discover, govern, and rationalize enterprise data at scale. By connecting the right people to the right data, Waterline makes information easy to find and use for immediate business value while ensuring it complies with GDPR and other regulations.

“Constellation Research has been providing an invaluable service to organizations by diligently conducting such comprehensive research in this space,” said Alex Gorelik, CEO of Waterline Data. “We’re thrilled that this research continues to put us on the Constellation ShortList as we work very hard to ensure our smart data catalog solutions are the most innovative in the market.”

Constellation advises leaders and teams on leveraging disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined by Constellation Research through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research. The Constellation ShortList is frequently updated as market conditions change


About Waterline Data

Waterline Data automates data discovery, compliance and the ability to take action on data. Waterline customers spend less time looking for data and more time using it while complying with ever changing data governance mandates such as GDPR. Waterline Data uses a combination of machine learning, ratings and reviews, and tribal knowledge to deliver the most accurate data catalog solutions on the market. The company is funded by Menlo Ventures, Jackson Square Ventures, Partech Ventures, and Infosys, and implemented in large enterprises around the globe. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more, visit www.waterlinedata.com.



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About Constellation Research

Constellation Research is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist research firm. Constellation’s analysts serve as innovation advisors for leaders and Global 2000 organizations navigating the challenges of business-model disruption and transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and research coverage areas. The goal – deliver to clients what they need to achieve valuable business results.