Announcing Our New CEO

Nick Halstead
14th November 2011 2 Comments

During the coming years the engine of growth for DataSift will be the US market. With this in mind, today we are proud to announce the elevation of Rob Bailey as the new CEO of DataSift in preparation for our full US launch later this week. Rob has already been working with DataSift for the past few months as the GM of the US, and in the first few months has already closed revenue-generating customer deals and expanded our relationship with partners like Twitter, Klout and Endeca. Rob has spent more than a decade building experience building organizations in tech, including time at Yahoo! in the Mobile and Broadband group, and at eScene (Acquired by Inktomi) and SimpleGeo (acquired by Urban Airship). Rob has an extensive network of relationships throughout the tech world which will help accelerate DataSift’s growth in the US. DataSift plans to begin hiring aggressively in the US and will be launching an office in San Francisco. Rob also has proven experience working with developers, while at SimpleGeo and as an advisor to numerous start-ups, something that will be critical for DataSift’s growth.

Founder Nick Halstead will assume the Chief Technology Officer which you can read more about on his personal blog. Nick will continue to drive the technology and product vision for the company.

Nick Halstead

Written by Nick Halstead

Nick Halstead is the Founder and CTO of DataSift.

2 Responses to "Announcing Our New CEO"

  1. Andy Whyte says:

    Interesting move guys. Shows the strength of your intent to offer a global product :). Keep up the good work.

  2. […] Today, I am excited to share with you that DataSift has closed a $42M Series C round of funding led by Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investors Scale Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures & IA Ventures. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams jokingly posited that “42” was the meaning of the universe.  For us, it culminates a period of amazing growth and sets us up for our next phase.  As I reflect on the past few years and what the future holds, I realize that the holiday season seems to have a special significance for DataSift. At roughly this time last year, we announced our Series B funding, and two years ago I was alone in our U.S. office–my apartment–representing DataSift as it’s first U.S.-based employee. […]

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