Eric Brisson Joins Growing Data Accessibility Startup as Vice President of Customer Development; Stephanie McReynolds Appointed as Vice President of Marketing
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Alation, Inc., the data catalog company, today announced Eric Brisson as vice president of customer development and Stephanie McReynolds as vice president of marketing. The executive appointments strengthen Alation’s leadership as the company scales to support rapid growth and customer demand.
Eric joins Alation with more than 20 years of executive and angel investment experience, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Alation, Eric held a number of sales executive positions at ILOG (acquired by IBM), where he was responsible for the 200+ million revenue growth at the company as executive vice president of worldwide sales and services. Most recently, Eric has been an angel investor in a number of startups in the U.S. and France. At Alation, he will drive the company’s sales strategy and execution, along with business and customer development.
At Alation, we’re changing the way people think about and interact with data to bring key insights to data-driven companies faster – it is more than a technology problem, it is also addressing a cultural and organizational shift to a world in which everyone is an analyst, and data is freely accessible. Stephanie and Eric are phenomenal partners to help us achieve our vision. With their previous experience and proven success, they’ll be integral to helping us tell our story.
–Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation
Stephanie brings more than 15 years of industry experience, most recently serving as vice president of marketing at Trifacta, where she was responsible for strategic, corporate and product marketing. Prior, Stephanie held leadership positions at data market leaders including Teradata, Oracle and Business Objects (acquired by SAP). In her role at Alation, Stephanie will be responsible for overseeing and defining marketing strategy to support sales and business development.
Stephanie and Eric expand a seasoned executive team that includes leadership from Apple, Google and Oracle. The new executive additions follow the company’s exit from stealth earlier this year to simplify data access and accelerate time-to-insight for everyone inside of an organization. Combining the power of machine learning with human insight, Alation centralizes an organization’s knowledge of data making it easy for users to find, understand and use the right data.
Alation is used by some of the world’s largest data-driven organizations, with tens of thousands of employees, petabytes of data and hundreds of databases. Alation customers include eBay, Square, MarketShare, Inflection and Invoice2Go, among others.
Alation pioneered the data catalog market and today is leading its evolution into a platform for a broad range of data intelligence solutions including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. Nearly 200 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, DraftKings, Exelon, Finnair, Genentech, Marks & Spencer, MercadoLibre, Munich Re, New Balance, Pfizer, Scandinavian Airlines, and US Foods. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation is backed by leading venture capitalists including Costanoa, Data Collective, Icon, Sapphire, and Salesforce Ventures. For more information, visit alation.com.