Data platform provider Cloudera has announced the appointment of ex-Crayon Australia's CEO Keir Garrett as the new Vice President for Australia and New Zealand.
Garrett boasts more than two decades of experience in sales & executive roles in the Tech sector. In her new role, She will be kickstarting growth strategies within their cloud and on-premises environments while supporting end-user databases.
Prior to Cloudera, she was the CEO of Crayon Australia for two years from 2020 to 2022. Before that, she was Datacom’s head of software, cloud, advisory, professional and managed services sales. Garrett was also at Microsoft for three years, first as its New Zealand business platform sales manager and then as its New Zealand digital transformation manager. She also counts SAP and Infor as her previous employers.
Cloudera's APJ vice president Remus Lim said, "Garrett’s appointment and Cloudera’s new hybrid data capabilities would support end-users achieve growth in the incoming future. We are extremely pleased to welcome Keir to our senior leadership team at this pivotal time and her knowledge will be invaluable in helping our customers move forward at speed with their data transformation journeys."
For the uninitiated, Cloudera, Inc. is an American software company providing enterprise data management with a global presence and clientele. As of January 31, 2021, the company boasts of approximately 1,800 customers, who require their expertise in Business intelligence tools, Data visualisation tools, Analytics tools, Big data tools and Data warehousing tools.
On her appointment, Keir Garrett said “It’s fantastic to be joining a talented group of people, customers and partners. Today’s data-savvy organisations know they need to do more with their data to remain competitive. Our customers are looking for the flexibility that allows them to scale their data workloads at speed, across any cloud environment, from multiple data sources.”
Garret will be based out of Sydney, Australia.