AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- data.world today announced that Ryan Cush has joined as Chief Revenue Officer to lead the company's sales, technical services, and customer success teams. He will help the business evolve faster on multiple fronts. The company's mission and product inspired Ryan to leave his private consulting business and join the company full time.
"I'm thrilled and honored to be joining data.world," said Ryan. "This was a big decision and one that I put a ton of thought into. I'm very intentional about joining a company, because to me it's far more than a job; it's a major life commitment. Ultimately it came down to a very personal decision: is this where I want to invest my most precious resource, time? The answer was a clear 'yes.' It is a real honor to be working every day on such an ambitious and exciting business, alongside the best early-stage team I've ever been a part of."
Ryan is an established figure in the Austin entrepreneurial ecosystem and has guided technology companies on their growth and customer success strategies. He has also held a variety of business development and customer success roles over a twenty-year period. This includes time spent at Bazaarvoice and Trilogy, where he first met and worked with the data.world co-founders.
"Quite simply, Ryan is the best sales leader I've ever worked with," said Brett Hurt, co-founder and CEO at data.world. "He was by far one of our top performers over the years at Bazaarvoice and set the standard for our culture as well. What made him very unique is he was a true champion of our customers, and a real partner to them as well as to our engineering, customer success, and product management teams. It is a major validation of where we are as a company, and our market potential, to have Ryan decide to join us."
Moving forward, Ryan will ensure that data.world's platform and in-house expertise are being best used to help enterprises build data-driven cultures through Collective Data Empowerment–the approach that makes all internal stakeholders more productive with data, not just an elite few.
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