Talend Hires Otto Neuer as VP Sales Central Europe
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and BONN, Germany - January 9, 2017
Highly experienced senior sales leader selected to facilitate next level of growth in the region
Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud and big data integration software, today announced the appointment of Otto Neuer as vice president of sales central Europe. Neuer who is based in Munich will be responsible for the company’s customer and partner ecosystem across Germany and central Europe, reporting to François Mero, senior vice president of sales EMEA.
Talend’s decision to hire Neuer for this role further underlines the company’s strong focus on growing regional sales and accelerating the adoption of Talend’s solutions. Neuer takes over for Harald Weimer who helped launch Talend’s sales and channel partner program in the region. Harald Weimer joined Talend in 2010 when the company he founded, Sopera, was acquired. The open source middleware solution was a key component of Talend’s broader product strategy and development of its agile, scalable, and unified integration platform.
“2016 ushered Talend into a new era, not only marked by our IPO on the NASDAQ this summer and recognition as a "Leader" in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Integration and Forrester’s Wave on Big Data Fabric, but also demonstrated by our broad expansion throughout Europe,” said Francois Mero, senior vice president of sales, EMEA. “We believe Neuer’s extensive sales leadership and general management expertise will be valuable as we look to increase product and service sales across central Europe at a time when the adoption of big data and cloud technologies is undergoing significant growth.”
Neuer brings over 30 years of IT sales and management leadership experience across a range of complex environments to his new role. Most recently, he was managing director and executive vice president of EMEA Sales for Protegrity, where he increased the company’s customer base and business in Europe specifically. Prior to Protegrity, Neuer serves as senior vice president of global sales for Uniserv GmbH. He also held managing director positions at Informatica and ITESOFT.
“In my role as the new VP Sales central Europe at Talend, I’ll be building on a very solid foundation,” said Otto Neuer. “I am thrilled to be joining a recognized leader in cloud and big data solutions. My goal is to facilitate the next level of growth and make Talend the vendor of choice for helping any organization become more data driven.”
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Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) is a next generation leader in cloud and big data integration software that helps companies become data driven by making data more accessible, improving its quality and quickly moving data where it’s needed for real-time decision making. By simplifying big data through these steps, Talend enables companies to act with insight based on accurate, real-time information about their business, customers, and industry. Talend’s innovative open-source solutions quickly and efficiently collect, prepare and combine data from a wide variety of sources allowing companies to optimize it for virtually any aspect of their business. Talend is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information, please visit www.talend.com and follow us on Twitter: @Talend.