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Talend brings in two new execs

Cloud data integration solutions vendor Talend has announced the appointment of two new hires, naming Sam Pierson as chief technology officer and Jason Penkethman (pictured) in the newly created role of chief product officer.

Pierson joins from SaaS company Illuminate Education, where he most recently served as senior vice president of engineering. He was formerly a tech exec at Sansaro Health and also held senior leadership roles in R&D at Veritas and Symantec.

“I am thrilled to join Talend at a time when there when there are so many incredible opportunities to advance our industry to where we are truly making an impact for all of our users,” said Pierson. “I look forward to working with our world-class engineering team and introducing game-changing technologies to help companies realise the true value from their data.”

Penkethman, who has 20 years of senior leadership expertise, is a highly accomplished product executive. For the past five years, he has helped drive product innovation and customer value at Spireon Inc., a provider of telematics, risk management and location-based business intelligence solutions.

He has also held product leadership roles with HPE, Nokia Siemens Network, and Verizon Connect.

“Talend is uniquely positioned to ensure data is trustworthy, accessible, and driving optimal business outcomes,” added Penkethman. “With an impressive product team in place, we have an amazing runway and opportunity for growth in the data management space.  We are focused on creating new ways for businesses to think about their data and I believe our team will make a lasting impact on the industry.”