MapR Adds Technology Industry Veteran to Executive Team to Drive Global Sales Organization
San Jose, CA

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the open, enterprise-grade distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced today the appointment of Steve Fitz as vice president, worldwide field operations. In this role Steve will lead MapR?s global go-to-market team and oversee field engagement activities. He will report directly to CEO and Cofounder John Schroeder.

?Steve's extensive experience in global sales execution and strategic account coverage made him a natural fit for this position,? said John Schroeder. ?His understanding of selling large-scale IT solutions through direct and channel organizations will help MapR continue to scale and enable more customers to leverage our distribution for Apache Hadoop.?

Prior to joining MapR, Steve was president and general manager of operations at Avaya U.S., where he was responsible for revenue and P&L in excess of $2.5 billion. Steve has also held executive positions in general management and sales at Isilon Systems where he led and scaled go-to-market organizations. At EMC Corporation, Steve rose from a major account manager to senior vice president of customer operations, where he lead the Asia Pacific business for over four years of exponential growth.

?MapR has proven customer deployments, an innovative distribution for Hadoop and is a well-recognized leader as a frontrunner in the Big Data space,? said Steve Fitz. ?I am looking forward to driving MapR?s strong sales operations team and programs to the next level as we continue to expand globally.?

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About MapR Technologies

About MapR Technologies

MapR enables organizations to create disruptive advantage and long-term value from their data with the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, which delivers distributed processing, real-time analytics, and enterprise-grade requirements across cloud and on-premise environments–while leveraging the significant ongoing development in open source technologies including Spark and Hadoop. Organizations with the most demanding production needs, including sub-second response for fraud prevention, secure and highly available data-driven insights for better healthcare, petabyte analysis for threat detection, and integrated operational and analytic processing for improved customer experiences, run on MapR. A majority of customers achieves payback in fewer than 12 months and realizes greater than 5X ROI. MapR ensures customer success through world-class professional services and with free on-demand training that 50,000 developers, data analysts and administrators have used to close the big data skills gap. Amazon, Cisco, Google, HPE, Microsoft, SAP, and Teradata are part of the worldwide MapR partner ecosystem. Investors include Future Fund, Google Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, NEA, Qualcomm Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Connect with MapR on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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