Press Release • March 17, 2021

Alation Addresses Growing Demand for its Data Intelligence Solution with Addition of VP of Sales, EMEA

Distinguished leader Steve Neat joins Alation to accelerate growth and regional expansion, enhance customer intimacy

Redwood City, Calif. – March 17, 2021 – Alation Inc.,the data intelligence company, today announced the appointment of Steve Neat as its new Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Steve will address the ever-increasing demand for Alation in EMEA; develop new sales channels; and contribute to strategies that drive business value for Alation’s international customers.

“I am excited to have a deep-rooted industry executive like Steve join the Alation team to lead our growth in EMEA,” said Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation. “His wealth of knowledge and experience building teams and supporting customers will be instrumental in ensuring we capture the significant demand for Alation in EMEA.”

With an extensive knowledge base of business applications for the enterprise, Neat brings more than 35 years of experience and a track record of building and scaling high-performing sales teams. As an experienced executive he will draw upon his expertise in analytics, CRM, ERP and data intelligence, having previously worked for companies such as Oracle, Siebel Systems, SAS, and SAP. Most recently, Neat joins Alation from Collibra, where he served as Vice President of Sales, EMEA, for nearly five years and scaled the organization’s EMEA sales team.

“Alation is well-positioned within the enterprise data intelligence market, as organizations of all sizes race to create a data culture and become more data-driven,” said Steve Neat, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, Alation. “I’m excited to join Alation at this pivotal stage of growth, further expand our sales coverage beyond the U.S., and build out a local team to better serve our customers and help them succeed on their data intelligence journeys.”

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Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, data governance, and AI-ready data. More than 550 enterprises build data culture and improve data-driven decision-making with Alation, including Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list four times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in tech and Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 and 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™. For more information, visit

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