Salesforce.com Vice President of Engineering and two-time company founder joins ClearStory Data to lead engineering and products
Palo Alto, Calif. — May 7 — ClearStory Data, a company delivering a new big data solution that makes it simple for business users to find, combine and interactively analyze data from corporate and disparate third-party sources, today announced that Brian Zotter has joined the company as vice president of technology and products. Zotter will lead the fast-growing engineering and product teams at ClearStory Data, reporting directly to CEO Sharmila Mulligan. Zotter was most recently vice president of engineering at Salesforce.com, founded 2 companies prior to that and holds 8 patents across various fields.
“ClearStory Data is scaling quickly to deliver new technology that will revolutionize the way in which everyday consumers of data in businesses derive value from the many disparate data sources that make up the new data landscape,” said Mulligan. “Brian brings fantastic experience relevant to many aspects of ClearStory’s data platform and has led development from innovation stages to late stage product delivery. We are thrilled to have him here leading our fast-growing technology and product teams.”
Zotter has 15+ years of engineering and product management experience building and delivering enterprise-class products. He joins ClearStory Data from Salesforce.com where he was vice president of engineering leading the development of Work.com and the Force.com platform. At Salesforce, Zotter built and managed teams in engineering, quality and program management and technical operations. Prior to Salesforce, he was a founder at Connectize and Boxcar software, which was acquired by Documentum. Zotter has also held senior engineering roles at MobiTV, BEA Systems and EMC.
In addition to his experience leading dynamic engineering teams, Zotter is also the creator of the JSR-181 standard for Java, which enables easy definition of Java Web Services in a J2EE container. He holds eight PaaS, SaaS and multi-tenant related patents, including innovations in the fields of web services, content distribution and device abstraction. Zotter’s patents have been used by industry leaders including Salesforce.com, BEA Systems and Oracle.
“ClearStory Data is fundamentally changing how organizations will leverage and analyze data from diverse sources,” said Zotter. “At ClearStory, we’re addressing the urgent need to provide users outside of IT with the ability to quickly and intuitively work with data from all over. I couldn’t be more excited to join ClearStory and continue to build a world-class engineering and products team that will bring this disruptive solution to market.”
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About ClearStory Data
ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to find, combine and interactively explore big, diverse data across first-party and third-party sources for immediate insights. The ClearStory Data team has decades of combined experience at Aster Data, BusinessObjects, Cloudera, Google, Facebook, Netscape, Opsware, Oracle, Salesforce.com and Teradata. The company is backed by investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Silicon Valley industry leaders.