Industry veteran will expand VoltDB’s presence in new geographies and markets
BEDFORD, Mass. – February 9, 2016 – VoltDB, the only purpose-built database for fast data applications, today announced the appointment of Alan Hawley to the new post of Vice President of global business development and international sales.
Hawley brings more than 12 years’ experience in international business development, sales management and channel relations to VoltDB. An experienced sales executive and manager, he will report directly to VoltDB CEO and President Bruce Reading.
VoltDB, which recently released v6 of its in-memory, massively parallel operational database, serves enterprises in the telecommunications/mobile, financial services, digital ad tech, gaming and IoT/sensor sectors. The company’s high-velocity SQL database, designed by Turing Laureate co-founder Dr. Michael Stonebraker and a team of database researchers, is the only purpose-built system for fast data.
“VoltDB has established significant traction internationally, specifically across Asia-Pacific and Europe,” said Hawley. “The clients and partners in place today are impressive, with brand-name mobile and telecom market leaders, global banks, and national power companies that are leading the IoT charge. It’s tremendously exciting to join the company now with the remit to develop and execute on a strategy that will take that momentum to the next level.”
Before joining VoltDB, Hawley served as vice president of global APM sales for SmartBear Software, a leader in software quality tools. Prior to Smartbear Hawley was senior director of partnerships for Everbridge Inc., where he established and grew the partner program while developing a successful sales presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He joined Everbridge from Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR), where he served as Director of UK Sales. Prior to Everbridge, Hawley spent five years establishing and managing sales teams across Northern Europe at Gomez, Inc., which was acquired by Compuware.
“Alan is a proven sales leader with the international experience, channel and partner connections, and people management skills VoltDB needs at this stage of its growth,” said Bruce Reading, CEO and President, VoltDB. “His ability to develop sales teams and forge trust-based relationships with ISV, OEM and channel partners is vital to the growth of our company.”
VoltDB makes business applications smarter and faster while simplifying system architecture. The industry’s only purpose-built database for fast data, VoltDB’s in-memory operational database and top-rated fast data pipeline build on a massively parallel, elastic scale-out architecture that runs on commodity hardware.
Customers use VoltDB to build applications that make immediate, per-event, context-aware decisions with the interactivity of SQL and transactional guarantees that always produce correct results. VoltDB transforms mission-critical applications, enabling new levels of features, functionality and performance that deliver superior business value in the mobile, financial services, IoT, energy, advertising, and security industries. VoltDB is privately held with offices in Bedford, Massachusetts, and Santa Clara, California.