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Podium Data Adds Data Industry Sales Veteran to Board of Directors

LOWELL, Mass., Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Podium Data, provider of the first enterprise data lake management platform, today announced that Ray Tacoma, an experienced technology industry executive with broad experience in building successful sales organizations at technology companies, has joined Podium’s board of directors.

Tacoma was an early leader at Netezza where, as senior vice president of worldwide sales, he built the entire sales organization from the company’s early startup days to revenue of more than $200 million. Netezza was acquired by IBM in 2010.

“Ray is a recognized industry veteran with unique expertise in bringing disruptive new data technologies to market that deliver significant value to large enterprises,” said Paul Barth, CEO, Podium Data. “Ray is going to be a valued member of our board and someone who will no doubt provide counsel that will grow our sales organization while helping us to deliver the right big data solutions to our enterprise customers.”

“Podium Data is poised to lead the industry as it transitions towards the next generation of self-service, on-demand data delivery solutions,” said Tacoma. “Podium’s leaders understand what it takes to effectively deliver enterprise-scale data-as-a-service, and their customers are enthusiastic public references for the strength of the product and the business impact it is driving for their organizations. I am very happy to be joining the company now.”

On the heels of its successful $9.5 million funding round in September 2016, Podium Data has been aggressively expanding its sales and management team to meet the growing demand for its data lake management platform. The expansion of the board of directors helps further the company’s strategic growth goals for 2017 and beyond.

About Podium Data, Inc.
Podium Data is redefining enterprise data management with its practical, high-performance data lake management platform. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, Podium’s seasoned team of entrepreneurs has deep expertise in analytics, big data, and enterprise data management. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies use Podium to accelerate delivery of data to business users through a variety of enterprise-scale data lake, extraction/transformation/load migration, and analytic projects. More information is available at www.podiumdata.com and on Twitter at @PodiumData.

Bill Baker, Baker Communications Group, LLC podium@bakercg.com

Source:Podium Data, Inc.