Talend, a global leader in big data and cloud integration solutions, today announced the appointment of Patrick Booth as vice president sales UK & Ireland. Booth will be responsible for the customer and partner ecosystem across the UK and Ireland reporting to François Mero, senior vice president of sales EMEA.
Talend’s decision to hire Booth for this key role follows on the heels of its appointment of seasoned software sales executive, Kamal Brar as senior vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific, and further underlines the company’s strong focus on regional sales into multiple vertical sectors including finance, healthcare, and telecommunications.
“We believe Booth’s extensive sales leadership and general management experience across a wide range of market environments will be valuable to us for sales of our solutions and services across the UK and Ireland,” said Mero. “He has a demonstrated ability to build, lead, and inspire high-performing sales teams, key attributes as we look to strengthen our position throughout the region.”
Booth brings over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience to his new role, during which time he developed expertise in driving sales in a range of complex and high pressure environments. Most recently, he was director of technology software sales for Oracle UK & Ireland, where he had responsibility for software sales teams across a broad range of different technology areas. Prior to Oracle, Booth was director/vice president of large enterprise sales for SAP UK & Ireland. Booth also previously held senior sales leadership positions at Business Objects and IBM.
“There is a significant shift happening right now in the market. I am increasingly seeing organizations adopt the new wave of agile, innovative, and open source based solutions, which is clearly what Talend is delivering for the big data market,” said Patrick Booth, vice president sales UK & Ireland, Talend. “I am thrilled to be joining Talend at such a pivotal time, where we can translate our expertise and understanding of the end-to-end data journey into a competitive edge for our customers.”