By Mayank Bawa in Statements on September 9, 2010

I’m delighted to announce that we’ve appointed a new CEO, Quentin Gallivan, to lead our company through the next level of growth.

We’ve had tremendous growth at our company in the past 4 years – having grown Aster Data from 3 persons to a strong, well-rounded team and stellar management team, shipped products with market-defining features, working with customers doing fascinating projects across many industries including retail, Internet, media and publishing and financial services and established key partnerships that we’re really excited about. Tasso and I’ll be working closely with Quentin as he accelerates our trajectory, taking our company to the next level of market leadership, sales and partnership execution, and our international expansions.

Quentin brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience to Aster Data. He has held a variety of CEO and senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Quentin joins us from PivotLink, the leading provider of BI solutions, where as CEO, he rapidly grew the company to over 15,000 business users from mid-sized companies to F1000 companies, across key industries including retail, financial services, CPG, manufacturing and high technology. Prior to PivotLink, Quentin served as CEO of Postini where he scaled the company to 35,000 customers and over 10 million users until its eventual acquisition by Google in 2007. Quentin also served as executive vice president of worldwide sales and services at VeriSign where he grew sales from $20M to $1.2B and was responsible for the global distribution strategy for the company’s security and services business. Quentin has also held a number of key executive and leadership positions at Netscape Communications and GE Information Services.

I’ll transition to a role that I’m really passionate about. I’ll be working closely with our customers and, as our Chief Customer Officer, I’ll lead our organization devoted to ensuring customer success and innovation in our fast-growing customer base. When the company was smaller, I was very actively involved in our customer deployments. As the company scaled, I had to withdraw into operations. In my new role, I’ll be back doing tasks that I relish – solving problems at the intersection of technology and usage – and providing a feedback loop from customers to Tasso, our CTO, to chart our product development.

Together, Quentin, Tasso and I are excited to accelerate our momentum and success in the market.

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