Trifacta appoints analytics and technology leader, Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and operational management in both start-ups and large enterprises to Trifacta

Trifacta, the data preparation company, has today announced the appointment of Paul Roberts as vice president of EMEA at the Gartner Data and Analytics Summit, effective immediately.

Roberts will be responsible for continuing to grow Trifacta’s customers across the region, which already includes international enterprises across life sciences, financial services and technology such as GlaxoSmithKline, Deutsche Börse, Google and Commerzbank.

This appointment comes after a period of growth for Trifacta globally, with annual recurring revenue (ARR) growth of over 85% in the past fiscal year.

According to Trifacta, it is the only data preparation that supports all the major cloud vendors and as such, saw massive adoption with more than 2X growth in the number of customers and cloud-based revenue across Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure in the past fiscal year.

“We have seen tremendous customer growth and industry recognition this year, and am excited to have Paul join our team to continue this pace of growth specifically across the EMEA market,” said Daniel Niemann, VP of Global Field Operations, Trifacta. “The industry megatrends of machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud are all fueling the need for modern data preparation and we are delighted to have Paul at the helm of the EMEA team.”

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Driving customer acquisition

Roberts will lead the EMEA team in driving customer acquisition and adoption as the data preparation market continues to mature.

He joins Trifacta with over two decades of experience, where he has overseen business development strategies and the development of client relationships.

Prior to this role, Roberts held senior leadership positions at SAP, MicroStrategy and Cognos. He also holds a Bachelors in Business Studies and Management from Auckland University of Technology.

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Trifacta. We are seeing huge growth in the data preparation market, as it becomes increasingly critical in driving smarter, more competitive business decisions,” said Paul Roberts, VP of EMEA, Trifacta. “I am excited to begin working with the team here, to not only broaden our portfolio but ensure we continue to bring industry leading innovation to transform the way businesses work with diverse data.”

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Nick Ismail

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