Ivan Ernest joins as Chief People Officer and Simon Hayes joins as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development
PALO ALTO, Calif. – July 18, 2017 – Confluent, provider of the leading streaming platform based on Apache Kafka®, today announced that Ivan Ernest has joined the executive team as chief people officer and Simon Hayes has joined as vice president of corporate and business development. The appointment of these executives reflects the company’s focus on building a world class organization with an excellent bench of technology leadership.
The expansion of the executive team will enable Confluent to scale operations and drive new revenue streams after a record year in 2016, including over 700 percent ACV (annual contract value) subscription bookings growth year over year, nearly tripling the number of employees, opening an EMEA headquarters in London and adding many new customers including Priceline.com, Surescripts, TiVo and Zopa.
“Ivan and Simon both bring phenomenal experience to the leadership team. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Confluent,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO at Confluent. “They will be instrumental in building our culture, organization and processes that will allow Confluent to execute its vision of streaming data at the heart of every company.”
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Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka®, provides the only streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. Confluent Platform empowers leaders in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media, move data from isolated systems into a real-time data pipeline where they can act on it immediately. Backed by Benchmark, Index Ventures and Sequoia, Confluent is based in Palo Alto, California. To learn more, please visit www.confluent.io. Download Confluent Open Source at www.confluent.io/download.
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