Enterprise veteran becomes first outside director of event streaming pioneer
Palo Alto, Calif. – September 26, 2**019 –** Confluent, Inc., the event streaming platform pioneer, today announced that Jonathan Chadwick has joined its board of directors. With three decades of experience in strategy, operational and financial management, and extensive team leadership experience, Jonathan joins the board as the audit committee chair.
Over the course of his career, Jonathan has held leadership roles at some of the most significant technology companies in the world including Cisco, McAfee, Skype, and most recently VMware, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He also sits on the boards of Elastic, ServiceNow, Stripe, and Zoom.
“Jonathan has played a key role in helping a number of industry-disrupting companies become large, category defining businesses,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO, Confluent. “His background and experience will help us scale to the next level as we build a new category of data infrastructure around event streams.”
“Event streaming has become a foundational technology for companies in the digital age,” said Chadwick. “I’m excited to join the board of the pioneers of this industry and work with its leadership team to accelerate this movement and enable businesses around the world to rethink how they extract, use and operationalize data.”
Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease of use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Companies leading their respective industries have realized success with this new platform paradigm to transform their architectures to streaming from batch processing, spanning on-premises and multi-cloud environments. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, Confluent is headquartered in Palo Alto and London with offices globally. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Confluent Platform and Confluent Cloud at www.confluent.io/download.
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