DataRobot Appoints Dan Wright as President and Chief Operating Officer
Industry veteran to support DataRobot’s hypergrowth
BOSTON, February 11, 2020 — DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, today announced that it has appointed Dan Wright as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Wright most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at AppDynamics, the leader in application performance management (APM). During his nearly seven years at the company, Wright helped AppDynamics increase annual recurring revenue 100x, establish itself as the largest and fast-growing APM vendor, and become cash flow positive while driving toward profitability. In 2017, AppDynamics was acquired by Cisco for $3.7 billion two days before its planned initial public offering. Following the acquisition, AppDynamics continued its aggressive growth as a part of Cisco.
“With its combination of a large and rapidly-growing market, cutting-edge technology, a visionary founder with a passionate team, and support from top investors, DataRobot is uniquely positioned to lead the AI revolution,” said Wright. “Jeremy and the rest of the team are laser-focused on maximizing their positive impact on customers, employees, communities, and the world. I am honored to join them on that mission and excited to build on the tremendous foundation they have put in place to create an iconic company.”
Wright, based in San Francisco, joins DataRobot during a period of rapid momentum. As more enterprises around the globe recognize the importance of using AI to stay competitive – IDC projects that spending on AI systems will reach $79.2 billion in 2022 – organizations are increasingly evaluating vendors that not only offer AI solutions, but also the implementation, training, and management services to make AI deployments successful.
DataRobot’s proven enterprise AI platform and AI Success as a Service have contributed to its explosive growth; in the past year, the company has:
- Acquired three companies — Cursor, ParallelM, and Paxata — to help complete its end-to-end data-to-value enterprise AI platform, bringing total acquisitions to five
- Scaled to more than 1,200 employees
- Partnered with customers in more than 35 countries
- Celebrated more than 1.5 billion models built on its AI Cloud SaaS offering
“I am thrilled to welcome Dan to DataRobot,” said Jeremy Achin, Co-Founder and CEO. “Dan’s passion and vision for go-to-market excellence, operational excellence, and unprecedented focus on employee growth is perfectly aligned with the company we aspire to be, and he has everything needed to turn these aspirations into reality.”
“DataRobot has been committed to bringing the power of AI to all enterprises since its inception,” said Jai Das, President & Managing Director, Sapphire Ventures. “With a strong track record of accelerating growth and a deep understanding of go-to market strategy, Dan joins a talented executive team and his appointment is the next great step in the company’s evolution.”
For more information on DataRobot’s growing team, visit its careers page.
DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and ROI enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform democratizes data science with end-to-end automation for building, deploying, and managing machine learning models. This platform maximizes business value by delivering AI at scale and continuously optimizing performance over time. The company’s proven combination of cutting edge software and world-class AI implementation, training, and support services, empowers any organization – regardless of size, industry, or resources – to drive better business outcomes with AI.
With a singular focus on AI since its inception, DataRobot has a proven track record of delivering AI with ROI. DataRobot has offices across the globe and $431 million in funding from top-tier firms, including New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Meritech, and DFJ Growth. For more information, visit https://www.datarobot.com, and join the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.