HELSINKI, Finland — July 17, 2023 - Aiven, the open source cloud data platform company, announced the appointment of Stuart Simmons as Vice President of EMEA today. With his wealth of experience in building successful teams and driving growth in the technology industry, Stuart brings valuable expertise to further expand Aiven’s presence in the EMEA region. In his new role, Stuart will drive customer growth, own strategic growth initiatives, and focus on building strong partnerships in the EMEA region.
“We are excited to welcome Stuart Simmons to our team. Companies are looking for a trusted partner to build and scale their data infrastructure with, and I am confident that Stuart’s understanding of the specific needs of our customers in the region and commitment to delivering value will help them accomplish exceptional business outcomes,” said David Wyatt, Chief Revenue Officer, Aiven. “We look forward to his leadership and contributions to driving Aiven’s growth in this vital market.”
“Aiven has already established itself as a leader in the cloud data platform space, and I look forward to being a part of the next stage of growth of such a forward-thinking company,” said Stuart Simmons, Vice President of EMEA, Aiven. “I have learnt that building a winning culture, combined with sales excellence underpins everything. I look forward to joining a world-class team to help business leaders and their organizations continue with their innovation efforts and empower them with the best open source data technology.”
Stuart joins Aiven after a distinguished career in the technology industry. He has a successful track record of building companies' presence and driving growth and made significant contributions during his time at Snowflake and MongoDB. His most recent stint at Lacework saw him build the Northern Europe region from the ground up and work closely with the Executive team to standardize the sales go-to-market model on a global basis.
To learn more about Aiven, please visit https://aiven.io
Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka and OpenSearch, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $3B valuation and has now raised $420M total funding backed by its investors Atomico, Earlybird, Eurazeo, IVP, Lifeline, Salesforce Ventures, and World Innovation Lab.