Gravitee.io, an open source solution provider has appointed Herb Cunitz as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Cunitz brings decades of experience in leadership and open-source data technologies, and a long track record of leading innovative and diverse teams around the world.
Previously, Cunitz was the President of Hortonworks, where he was responsible for scaling the company’s commercial open source software (OSS) solution to manage big data workloads. Under Herb’s strategic guidance, Hortonworks achieved $250m in revenue, and achieved a valuation of $1bn+ after its IPO in 2014.
Prior to joining Hortonworks, Cunitz was vice president of global field operations at VMware, responsible for growing worldwide sales, presales, consulting, education, channels, operations and strategy for the cloud application platform, a division of VMware. Cunitz began his career at IBM, holding different sales and marketing positions. Cunitz holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York and a master of business administration from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
“This is a significant appointment for Gravitee. I am excited for what the future holds with Herb onboard,” said Rory Blundell, CEO. “Herb has long been a visionary in the complex world of data platforms, in addition to his extensive experience in managing organisations rooted in an ‘open source first’ methodology. We’re excited to welcome him to Gravitee’s board of directors, and I know we will all benefit from his leadership and expertise.”
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