Gary Hagmueller Joins Dgraph Labs to Lead the Graph Platform Market Disruption
Dgraph Labs, the #1 open source graph database, announced that Gary Hagmueller has been named chief executive officer as company founder Manish Jain transitions to the role of chief technology officer. This expansion of the executive team partners a proven leader with deep experience scaling companies in high-growth markets with a product visionary, passionate about combining the power of graph databases with GraphQL to provide internet-level scalability. The addition of Hagmueller signals a shift toward commercial expansion as Dgraph enters a new stage of growth.
“Throughout my career, I have sought out companies that use innovative technology to fundamentally transform key markets. Coming out of the AI/ML space, it was clear to me that the high-value applications being built today require an infrastructure that can simultaneously deal with massive scale and an ever-increasing level of complexity. Dgraph is unique in that it solves these challenges better than any other system and provides users with modern data management tools such as GraphQL,” said Hagmueller. “Given its unmatched capabilities, Dgraph is poised to be the next breakout category disrupter in the $146 billion global database industry.
“Graph databases and GraphQL are transformative technologies poised to achieve massive growth as all companies realize that a graph system is the only way to build transactional applications in the face of an exploding volume of data. The Dgraph team understands the core issues that businesses face as well as the limitations of their legacy infrastructure. Adoption and enthusiasm for Dgraph’s open source products thus far have been amazing, and we’ve only just begun to commercialize our solutions,” added Hagmueller.
With more than 20 years of experience, Hagmueller is a seasoned veteran in the technology industry, with a deep focus on building highly technical solutions for the enterprise market. Throughout his career, he has created over $7.5 billion in enterprise value through multiple exits.
Hagmueller comes to Dgraph from CLARA Analytics, the leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the commercial insurance industry. Under his leadership, CLARA experienced significant growth while transforming property and casualty insurance through the use of AI and machine learning.
Before CLARA, Hagmueller came from Ayasdi, an enterprise AI pioneer, where he most recently served as COO. Prior to Ayasdi, Hagmueller was CFO of Zuora, Inc., the leading cloud-based subscription management platform provider. He has also served as CFO of KnowNow, COO of Vinfolio (acquired by Revolution Capital), and senior director at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya). Earlier in his career, Hagmueller was director of corporate development for NorthPoint Communications, where he helped drive its IPO. He came to NorthPoint from Verizon, where he led a business development team in the enterprise offerings group.
“Gary joins Dgraph at a perfect time when the company is emerging as a clear market disruptor. Adoption and demand increased so quickly that it was hard to run this growing company as a solo founder,” said Jain. “Bringing in a partner like Gary allows me to refocus my attention back to developing the product; with Dgraph Cloud, we’re building the first graph cloud platform, encompassing both graph and GraphQL systems. I look forward to working closely with Gary as we accomplish great things.”
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