Modern Data Management Innovator Reltio Adds Mike Gustafson to Board of Directors
Redwood Shores, CA — November 18, 2016 — Reltio, the enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, today elected industry veteran, Mike Gustafson as a board member. He joins Reltio CEO, Manish Sood, NEA partner, Chetan Puttagunta, and Crosslink Capital general partner, Jim Feuille, on Reltio’s Board of Directors.
For more than 25 years, Mike has served in executive leadership and management roles across infrastructure and software companies – public and private, startups and established companies – as well as high growth businesses. Among his deep operational and leadership experience, Mike was senior vice president and general manager of WD’s (Western Digital Corporation) Flash Platforms Business, and before that, served as CEO and chairman of Virident Systems (acquired by Western Digital). He also led BlueArc Corporation as CEO and board member, which was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. Mike held senior roles in services, product, sales and marketing in a six year career at McDATA Corporation, which went public in 2002 and grew to more than $450M in revenues during that time. And early in his career, he served in various marketing and sales roles at IBM. Today, he is the executive chairman of the Board at ClearDB and is an independent board member at Druva.
“I’m excited to welcome technology veteran, Mike Gustafson to our board,” said Reltio CEO, Manish Sood. “Reltio is growing rapidly as companies realize the exponential value of modern data management to deliver new data-driven applications that drive better, faster business decisions. Mike’s extensive experience will benefit us immensely as we continue to expand.”
Reltio Cloud significantly improves the accuracy and effectiveness of a company’s business operations, while reducing cost and complexity. Reltio’s Modern Data Management Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivers relevant personalized insight and intelligent recommended actions to business users through a new generation of data-driven applications. Companies achieve fast time to value using Reltio as the backbone for initiatives such as digital transformation, personalized customer experience, account 360 and more.
“Reltio has created a revolutionary platform that is changing the way companies manage and use data,” said Mike Gustafson. “Having been around technologies that capture, store and deliver data for over 25 years, I knew instantly that Reltio had something special, and I wanted to be a part of it. My enthusiasm for the company was further magnified by the passion and drive I’ve witnessed from the Reltio team.”
Customers, partners and industry analysts all continue to have an overwhelming response to Reltio. In March – less than a year after Reltio officially launched – it was named a leader in the The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management, Q1 2016. Technology analyst firm, IDC, named Reltio as one of five top innovators in the platform as a service (PaaS) market. Bloor Research analyst, Philip Howard, wrote in an independent report that Reltio is “several steps ahead of the market.” In just the first half of 2016, Reltio has added leading companies in high tech, retail, media & entertainment and insurance as customers; including a major car retailer, a large fast food franchiser, one of the world’s largest specialist insurers and a global media investment group. Reltio’s momentum in healthcare & life sciences also continues with the signing of three of the top ten global pharmaceutical organizations, and an alliance with QuintilesIMS’ (formerly IMS Health) flagship IMS One Platform. Leading analyst firm, Gartner, recognized Reltio’s innovative platform early on by naming the company a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2014.
Most recently Reltio was also certified a Great Place to Work® by the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.
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Reltio delivers reliable data, relevant insights and recommended actions so companies can be right faster. Reltio Cloud combines data-driven applications with modern data management for better planning, customer engagement and risk management. Reltio enables IT to streamline data management for a complete view across all sources and formats at scale, while sales, marketing and compliance teams use data-driven applications to predict, collaborate and respond to opportunities in real-time. Companies of all sizes, including leading Fortune 500 companies in healthcare and life sciences, media & entertainment, hospitality, distribution and retail rely on Reltio. For more information visit www.reltio.com.