Mike Hollison joins Cloudera as chief marketing officer
By Digital News Asia November 3, 2016
- Hollison will lead global marketing strategy as the company targets additional growth
- Brings more than 25 years of technology marketing, sales and product management experience
CLOUDERA, a data management and analytics platform for the hyper-connected enterprise, announced the appointment of Mick Hollison (pic, above) as chief marketing officer (CMO) to lead global marketing strategy as the company targets additional growth and success as a prospective public company.
Hollison - with more than 25 years of technology marketing, sales and product management experience - brings a unique background from companies, including Citrix, Microsoft, IBM and most recently, sales acceleration and machine learning company, InsideSales.com.
“As I searched for a CMO, I required a unique individual that embodied a number of essential traits and skills that match our corporate values. I wanted an open, trustworthy team player who takes initiative and possesses the expertise and rigor to guide Cloudera to the next level,” said Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly.
“Mick has a deep appreciation for the complexity of infrastructure software, he has been a salesman, a strategist, and a broad marketer, building his expertise in product marketing. His most recent years were spent creating a next generation demand generation machine and establishing a new market category for InsideSales.com, where as the CMO he helped drive consecutive years of triple digit sales growth during his three and a half year tenure.”
Hollison joins the company as Cloudera continues to innovate new ways to intelligently store, access, and analyse huge amounts of data at breakneck speeds.
This continuous innovation has enabled Cloudera to win large enterprise customers including ADP, Airbnb, Citigroup, Kaiser Permanente, Lockheed Martin, Mastercard, and Walt Disney.
Hollison has also held roles including global vice president of Marketing and Strategy at Citrix Systems, senior director of Enterprise Marketing at Microsoft, and a variety of executive roles at IBM including director of Worldwide Sales for both WebSphere and Lotus Software.
“Cloudera is well positioned to be one of the leading software companies in the world,” said Hollison.
“Our platform is well suited to solve any big data challenge, from accelerating the human genome project, to detecting cyber threats, and even predicting vehicle maintenance. The experience I bring to Cloudera is well aligned to the company goals of accelerating market leadership, expanding our global footprint, and providing rock-solid, business critical solutions.”
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