Starburst Hires Javier Molina as Chief Revenue Officer, Highlights Company Growth and Product Innovation
Starburst, the analytics anywhere company, named Javier Molina as its Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, he will develop and oversee Starburst’s global sales strategy, accelerate company growth and revenue, and lead top-performing sales teams. Javier brings nearly 15 years of sales leadership experience to Starburst, most recently serving as the SVP of Worldwide Sales for Atlas, MongoDB’s extremely successful multi-cloud application data platform.
Javier’s appointment to the executive team is the latest example of Starburst’s impressive growth and commitment toward becoming a best-in-class SaaS company. Starburst has continued evolving into a cloud-first company through new product innovation, recently announcing the first cross-cloud analytics solution with the latest version of its SaaS product, Starburst Galaxy.
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“Starburst is solving a critical challenge related to distributed data and data silos with an entirely new approach, and the latest iteration of Starburst Galaxy paves the way for Starburst to become the next OS company to capture the cloud,” said Molina. “With the release of Galaxy, we will look to accelerate the adoption of the power of Trino by removing the operational overhead of self-managing the open source. I’m looking forward to contributing to Starburst’s continued growth by building and leading its talented sales team as we provide the future of truly data-driven organizations across the globe.”
Starburst’s recent research with Red Hat revealed that data access has become more critical for 53% of survey respondents throughout the pandemic, as analytics workloads and demands have significantly increased. With data volumes expected to climb at an annual growth rate of 19.2%, enterprises are also increasingly embracing the Data Mesh architecture, a new decentralized architectural approach that empowers end users to access and analyze data to drive faster, more impactful outcomes.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Javier to the Starburst family. Javier’s impressive track record of building the revenue engine for MongoDB’s wildly popular Atlas cloud product makes him a perfect fit for the role, particularly with the recent release of our Galaxy product now available on all three major public clouds,” said Justin Borgman, CEO and co-founder of Starburst. “At Starburst, we’re changing the way organizations think about analytics. By empowering data teams to embrace a Data Mesh architecture and deliver data as a product, we’re making data-driven decisions more accessible across the enterprise. Companies can finally perform data warehousing analytics, without the data warehouse.”
Starburst will mark the end of Q3 2021 with 3x YoY employee, customer, and annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth. On the heels of a $100 million Series C funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year, Starburst expanded its customer base, including Align Technology, Ceridian, Apache Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and caseWare International. In 2021, Starburst also received several notable industry recognitions and honors including CRN’s Big Data 100, Women of the Channel Awards, “Data Access Solution of the Year” in the Data Breakthrough Awards, Solution Review’s “Coolest Data Analytics and Business Intelligence CEOs of 2021,” Intelligent Apps Top 40, and more.
“By deploying Starburst, we’ve reduced our time-to-insight from months to hours, strengthened our security, reduced costs by 40%, and increased our overall conversion rate by over 10%,” said Shen Wang, Principal Data Engineer at AssuranceIQ. “We’re now able to help our customers get the best insurance policies possible and our agents are more successful through more robust modeling.”
In February 2021, Starburst also hosted Datanova, its first two-day virtual user conference that gathered more than 3,000 attendees and industry leaders who discussed how to help enable data teams to get the most and best out of their data. Through follow-on Datanova conferences for Data Analysts, Data Scientists, and lastly Data Leaders, Starburst served over 6,000 attendees with best practices and training content spanning Trino, Starburst, and Data Mesh topics. On Feb. 9-10, 2022, the company will host its second annual Datanova conference, which will center around Data Mesh and feature a keynote from Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, innovator and engineer.
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