Talend, the global integration software leader, today announced that Francois Chiche has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Channels and Alliances. In his new role with the Company, Chiche will be responsible for global management and expansion of Talend’s network of systems integrator and consulting partners, expanding Talend’s presence internationally via resellers, further developing Talend’s OEM channel, and managing strategic technology alliances.
“The Talend Alliance Program plays a critical role in fueling Talend’s sales growth and supporting our business objectives,” said Jim Foy, Talend’s CEO and executive chairman. “Francois joins our senior management team at an important time as we continue to ramp our efforts across the direct and indirect sales teams. His experience and deep background in channel management will immediately complement our existing team and help provide enhanced levels of service to our growing list of partners."
Chiche brings more than 25 years of enterprise sales and business development experience to Talend. His global channel experience includes positions at IBM, Informix and Adobe. Most recently, Chiche was in charge of Sales and Alliances at Business & Decision. Chiche will be based out of Talend’s Suresnes office and will report directly to Mike Sheridan, executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“Talend has grown to become a true market leader and I am looking forward to becoming part of a world-class team,’’ said Francois Chiche. “As companies seek solutions to address their ever more complex integration needs and better serve business users, Talend’s channel partners are playing a critical role in supporting these needs, and I am eager to contribute to our joint successes.”