Dremio Adds Top Talent to Executive Management Team

Leadership Expansion to Further Accelerate Growth

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dremio, the data lake engine company, today announced a significant expansion of its executive management team with the appointment of Ohad Almog as Vice President of Customer Success, Colleen Blake as Vice President of People and Thirumalesh Reddy as Vice President of Engineering. These seasoned industry veterans have joined Dremio on the heels of the company’s recent successes, including a $70 million Series C round of funding.

Ohad Almog is responsible for the customer success organization at Dremio, including customer onboarding, implementation services, training and technical support. Prior to Dremio, Ohad served as Vice President of Customer Success at Harness, a CICD platform as-a-service, backed by Menlo Ventures and IVP. Earlier in his career, Ohad built the customer success organization at OverOps, a software analytics company that provides a unique code analysis technology and led the customer success team at Capriza.

Colleen Blake joins Dremio from GuideSpark where she was Senior Vice President of People and Places. With a passion for creating high-performing cultures, Colleen brings versatile leadership experience in HR, marketing, IT and services roles from various companies including Brocade Communications, ServiceRocket, and Accenture. Colleen has been the recipient of the Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award and recognized as one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” in honor of the diversity and inclusion efforts she has led.

Thirumalesh Reddy, Dremio’s new Vice President of Engineering, leads Dremio’s global engineering team and is responsible for product innovation and delivery. Prior to joining Dremio, Thirumalesh served as SVP of Engineering and Cloud Ops at Instart (Acquired by Akamai). Previously, Thirumalesh served as VP of Engineering at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, responsible for the Cloud Networking services supporting the growth of this multi-billion dollar business. Early in his career, Thirumalesh held several technology leadership roles at VMware.

“Dremio has experienced incredible growth since the company’s inception. To continue to scale and accelerate progress, we must have the right strengths and talent in place to support that growth,” said Billy Bosworth, CEO, Dremio. “Ohad, Colleen and Thirumalesh are all talented leaders and innovators who truly share our vision for the future and will ensure we execute effectively. I’m confident that they along with the rest of our world class team will help Dremio maximize the opportunity ahead of us.”

Supporting Resources

Ohad’s Blog Post: Why I Joined Dremio
Colleen’s Blog Post: Why I Joined Dremio
Thirumalesh’s Blog Post: Why I Joined Dremio
Download a photo of Ohad Almog
Download a photo of Colleen Blake
Download a photo of Thirumalesh Reddy

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About Dremio

Dremio data lake engine delivers fast query speed and a self-service semantic layer operating directly on data lake storage. Dremio eliminates the need to copy and move data to proprietary data warehouses or create cubes, aggregation tables and BI extracts, providing flexibility and control for Data Architects, and self-service for Data Consumers. For more information, visit www.dremio.com.

Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. Investors include Cisco Investments, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Redpoint. Connect with Dremio on GitHub, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


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