Talend Expands European Leadership to Bolster Cloud Business Growth
Gareth Vincent joins as SVP of Sales, EMEA, Muriel Raffatin as Head of Marketing EMEA and Dafydd Llewellyn as Regional Vice President of Sales, UK and Emerging Markets
Redwood City, CA and Maidenhead, UK - February 12, 2020 -
Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, today announced it has expanded its European leadership to continue to drive its cloud business momentum across the region. The company hired Gareth Vincent as SVP of Sales for EMEA. In this role, Gareth will be responsible for overseeing daily business operations as well as developing and implementing growth strategies in Europe. The company also announced Muriel Raffatin as Head of Marketing EMEA and Dafydd Llewellyn as Regional Vice President of Sales UK and Emerging Markets.
“We have an exceptional leadership team in place to drive our growth in this region. There remains a tremendous cloud opportunity in EMEA and Talend possesses unique technology and domain expertise to effectively support organizations with their digital transformation journeys,” said Ann-Christel Graham, Chief Revenue Officer of Talend. “I look forward to working with Gareth, Muriel, and Dafydd to help our customers achieve success in the cloud.”
Gareth is an experienced leader with over 20 years of software and cloud experience. Prior to joining Talend, he was the VP Sales & General Manager for Docker in Europe, where he was responsible for all Sales operations in the region. Before joining Docker, Gareth was instrumental in building out the Concur business across Europe, and worked in a number of leadership capacities throughout the organization, most recently with the Global Sales team for over six years.
“I am impressed by the value that Talend’s solutions bring to organizations, helping them get the most out of their data and drastically transform their businesses,” said Gareth Vincent. “I am excited by the opportunity to work with a market-leader on a mission to drive growth across the region.”
Talend recently hired Muriel Raffatin as the new Head of EMEA Marketing, furthering investments in Europe to support the growth of the company and make Talend a strategic partner for European enterprises. Prior to joining Talend, Muriel held several marketing leadership positions at Kantar Media and TNS Media Intelligence.
Additionally, Dafydd Llewellyn is joining Talend as the new Regional Vice President of Sales UK and Emerging Markets. Previously, he worked for 16 years at SAP Concur where he held different sales leadership roles, building one of the fastest-growing parts of the SAP Concur business in Europe. During his tenure, Dafydd added thousands of customers and drove market-leading customer retention across SAP Concur’s cloud-based Travel, Expense, and Invoice Management solutions.
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