Customer-Focused C-Suite Appointments Bolster DataRobot’s Executive Leadership Team
DataRobot announced three key additions to its executive leadership bench, welcoming Sirisha Kadamalakalva as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer and Steve Jenner, who steps into the role of Chief Customer Officer. DataRobot veteran Jay Schuren has been elevated from SVP of Customer Success and Enablement to Chief Data Science Officer, representing the deep talent of renowned data scientists across the company.
Today’s news follows the May 2021 addition of DataRobot’s CFO, Damon Fletcher and a trio of c-level appointments announced in June 2021. The executive leadership announcement also follows in the wake of DataRobot’s $300M Series G funding round, as well as the acquisition of machine learning operations platform, Algorithmia.
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Sirisha Kadamalakalva joins as the company’s first Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) from Bank of America, where she served as Managing Director and Global Head of AI/ML, Analytics, and CRM Software Investment Banking. Sirisha has over 15 years of experience in the software industry and has served as a strategic advisor for disruptive companies on their IPO, M&A, and private capital raising efforts. In this new role, Sirisha will spearhead strategic initiatives across the company including corporate development, M&A, and strategic partnerships.
Steve Jenner joins DataRobot as the Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Jenner hails from Zscaler, where he served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales Engineering. Prior to Zscaler, Jenner held similar positions at AppDynamics, EOH, and HP Software, overseeing customer execution and delivery in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As CCO, Jenner’s focus will be on delivering business value for DataRobot’s global customer base and ensuring their success. Former CCO, Marcus Braun, will take on the new role of SVP of Strategic Innovations, working alongside DataRobot’s CTO, Michael Schmidt.
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Jay Schuren joins the executive leadership team as the company’s first Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO). Schuren joined DataRobot in 2017 as part of the acquisition of Nutonian and led the integration of its Eureqa’s software, which advanced predictive modeling capabilities to the masses. Since then, Schuren has played a critical role in building out the customer-facing data science teams and bringing the DataRobot Time Series product to market. As CDSO, Schuren will lead customer-facing data science teams and initiatives across the company, continue to support new and existing customer partnerships, and drive strategic opportunities.
“We are excited to welcome Sirisha, Steve, and Jay into these critical roles,” said Dan Wright, CEO of DataRobot. “These leaders further bolster our incredible team and enhance our ability to deliver AI solutions that drive superior business value for our customers. I look forward to partnering with Sirisha, Steve, Jay, and the rest of our team as we continue to bring the transformative power of Augmented Intelligence to leading organizations across the globe.”
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