VoltDB, the only enterprise-grade data platform that meets the real-time data requirements of modern applications, today announced that Paul Farmer, currently VP and General Manager of Northern Europe at Qlik and former Regional VP of Northern and Southern Europe at Attunity, will be joining the company as Senior Vice President of Global Sales in April.
“In hiring Paul, we’re not just getting a true and tested sales leader, we’re also getting someone with extensive experience in data platform technology who has a deep understanding of the space and what’s required to succeed in it,” said David Flower, VoltDB’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be able to work with Paul to expand Volt’s global presence and continue to scale the company’s growth. With the trends we’re seeing in telco and 5G, we know how much our platform is needed and we can’t wait to have Paul’s help in broadening our reach.”
Farmer brings many years of experience rapidly scaling global sales and partnerships for enterprise-grade technology companies specializing in data platforms and data-driven innovation. He has particular expertise in and knowledge around growing companies’ presence in mature and emerging markets. At Volt, he’ll work closely with CEO David Flower to grow Volt’s global presence and build key partnerships.
At Compuware, Farmer led a significant Northern Europe operation, achieving many years of best in class success and growth.
At Attunity, achieving over 100% year on year growth, he helped scale the company to $100 million as Regional VP of Northern and Southern Europe, setting up teams in France, Holland, and Scandinavia, and orchestrating key partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Attunity was acquired by Qlik, where Farmer currently leads Northern Europe with five sales regions and has overall GM responsibility for around 400 people.
“I’m really excited to be joining Volt at a time when 5G is driving the need for real-time decisioning and analytics at scale. Volts’ solution is highly relevant for any enterprise seeking to capitalize on fast data for areas such as monetization, revenue assurance, business support systems, and fraud prevention,” Farmer said. “Volt already has an impressive array of blue chip customers which we will grow significantly over the coming quarters. This is a tremendous opportunity for any business in the telco space to differentiate their capabilities.”