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Steve Fitz
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, MapR

Steve is responsible for MapR's worldwide sales operations. Prior to joining MapR, Steve was President & GM of Avaya U.S. Operations leading the go to market transformation in Avaya’s private equity turnaround. Previous to that Steve held executive positions in general management and sales at Isilon Systems and EMC Corporation, leading and scaling the go to market organizations globally for both later stage startup and growth companies. Currently residing in Silicon Valley, Steve has led both worldwide and international teams and will focus on expanding MapR’s global go to market team and partners to leverage the adoption of Apache Hadoop.

Steve has a BA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management from the University of Massachusetts.

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Posted on August 29, 2013 by Steve Fitz

I often am amazed at who we can learn from in life. Surely wisdom comes from those with age and experience, but I've also learned that we can just as easily learn from our youth.

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Steve Fitz
I’d like to share a particular phrase about attitude that is relevant for any company, no matter whether they’re a new company, or in the mid to late stages of growth: “We win, we learn and we lose, we learn.” For any sales organization, it is critical to take note of what worked, the approach, the read of the customer situation, the competitive position and the sales techniques that you used. I stress this approach with my team to make the most of the hot Hadoop and Big Data market.

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