Jun 6, 2023

Aiven bolsters c-suite bench with appointment of CMO

Newly created role supports Aiven’s continued growth

HELSINKI, Finland — June 6, 2023 - Aiven, the open source cloud data platform company, today announced the appointment of Ian Massingham as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective June 1, 2023. Ian will assume the crucial responsibility of crafting and implementing the overall marketing strategy in line with its go-to-market strategy, with a primary focus on engaging customers, partners, and the community to generate demand for the company's platform and solutions.

This strategic move comes as the cloud infrastructure industry continues to experience rapid growth, and Ian will be instrumental in driving scalable expansion throughout Aiven's $182 billion total addressable market. He will also be responsible for enriching Aiven’s customer journey and ensuring an exceptional customer experience.

“I’m thrilled to welcome the appointment of Ian as our first-ever Chief Marketing Officer to accelerate Aiven’s growth and success in the cloud data platform market,” said Oskari Saarenmaa, CEO and Co-founder at Aiven. “Ian brings a depth of experience from his tenure at high-growth companies such as Amazon Web Services and MongoDB. His industry knowledge and expertise will be instrumental in bringing us closer to realizing our vision of being the trusted open source data platform for everyone, and bringing this to life for our customers.”

“Placing customers at the center of everything we do, is a key component of Aiven’s strategy and is something that I am deeply passionate about,” said Ian Massingham, Chief Marketing Officer at Aiven. “Aiven’s open source data platform helps our customers solve problems by simplifying their data infrastructure, and in doing so realize business benefits such as driving revenue and profitability. I’m incredibly proud to partner with our leadership team to deliver on our brand promise and provide more value to our customers, partners, and the Open Source data infrastructure community.”

Ian initially joined Aiven in late 2022 as the Vice President of Developer Relations and Community and successfully spearheaded the launch of Aiven’s free plans and community forum in April, demonstrating his ability to drive initiatives that resonate with Aiven’s target audience.

This latest C-suite leadership expansion follows the appointment of David Wyatt as its Chief Revenue Officer earlier in March to support the demand for the company’s open source cloud data platform.

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About Aiven

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.

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