Mar 8, 2023

Aiven strengthens leadership team with a Chief Revenue Officer

Tech veteran, David Wyatt, joins the executive team to accelerate growth and expand Aiven's market footprint globally to support the demand for the company’s open source cloud data platform

HELSINKI, Finland — March 8, 2023Aiven, the open source cloud data platform, announced today that David Wyatt joins the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Wyatt brings over more than two decades of sales leadership roles and a track record of accelerating growth in many Software as a Service (SaaS) companies such as Databricks and MuleSoft.

Wyatt joins Aiven at a pivotal period to steer the company and support its growth objectives. His focus will be on shaping and optimizing the company’s integrated go-to-market strategy, enabling teams to scale and achieve continued growth, and ultimately driving satisfaction for its customers and meeting global demand for the Aiven platform.

“I’m over the moon to join Aiven and build growth once more in a promising company that is faced with a colossal market opportunity. There is a lot of repeatability in the problems that companies face around data infrastructure. This impacts cost, speed of delivery, and most ultimately the ability to act fast to drive revenue and profitability. Aiven has the ability to simplify all this to the customers and serve them better than anyone else”, said David Wyatt, Aiven’s Chief Revenue Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to the executive team,” said Oskari Saarenmaa, CEO and Co-founder at Aiven. “His impressive experience and proven track record of building fast-growing software companies uniquely positions him to help drive the next era of growth here at Aiven, as we continue towards our vision of empowering developers and enterprises with the best data technology.”

Aiven serves over 1000 businesses worldwide, including Atlassian, Comcast, OVO Energy,, Wolt, and Toyota. Aiven’s customers – whether large enterprises who want to become digital or startups who want to scale fast – all seek a secure and cost-efficient one-stop platform for their data.


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, such as 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 data technologies that trigger true transformations on a global scale. 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.

To learn more about Aiven, visit and follow @aiven_io on Twitter.

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