DataRPM, the industry pioneer in natural language and computational search-based Business Intelligence (BI) platform for Big Data analysis, today announced the appointment of Don Clarke to its Board of Directors. Mr. Clarke brings over 25 years of executive leadership, and will provide strategic guidance for DataRPM as it continues forward momentum in the business intelligence and big data analytics space.
Most recently, Clarke served as chief financial officer for Eloqua, Inc., where he helped guide the company’s financial and operational strategy, leading the maturation of the business from venture-backed startup to publicly traded entity. Under his leadership, revenues grew from $21M in 2007 to $96M in 2012, to the company’s eventual IPO and acquisition by Oracle in December, 2012 for $957M.
Prior to Eloqua, Clarke was the CFO for Cloakware, which provided software technology solutions for securing business applications and digital assets. Cloakware was sold to Irdeto Holdings BV, a Dutch subsidiary of Naspers, a multi-national media group. He’s also been a part of multiple investor exits, selling five companies due to his extensive background in venture funding, strategic investments, capital raising and IPO tactics. Clarke’s addition to the Board comes at a time of significant growth for DataRPM.
“We are thrilled to welcome Don to our Board of Directors at this time of exponential growth for us,” said Sundeep Sanghavi, CEO of DataRPM. “Don’s extraordinary experience leading successful, highly scalable organizations will help drive us to the next level as we continue to gain industry momentum.”
DataRPM solves the two biggest problems encountered in business intelligence today; data warehousing and user experience. DataRPM’s unique approach in replacing the expensive manual efforts in data modeling and warehousing with statistical data modeling algorithms and their simple natural language search user interface for data analysis are directly meeting these demands and addressing business intelligence’s primary pain points for platforms like Hadoop, relational databases, social web or other 3rd party systems without being a technology or BI expert.
“DataRPM’s computational search technology back-end, paired with their natural language analytics front-end, is a market disruptor for the business intelligence space. The company’s proven innovation in the analytics field with an ability to scale for Big Data will only further its fast growth and market leadership and I look forward to being a strategic contributor to its ongoing development,” said Don Clarke.