Actian Appoints Marc Potter as Chief Revenue Officer

Former Oracle Executive Joins Actian Leadership Team to Drive Next
Stage of Company Growth

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Actian,
the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, today
announced the appointment of Marc
Potter
as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). With more than 20 years of
enterprise sales leadership experience in information technology, Potter
will be responsible for the strategy, planning and execution of global
revenue operations at Actian. In this newly formed role, he will drive
Actian’s new business sales and strategic growth, as well as maintain
customer relationships and oversee building out Actian’s GTM partner
strategy.

“I am very pleased to welcome Marc to the Actian leadership team to
further drive the company’s strategic growth in 2019 and beyond,” said
Rohit De Souza, CEO and President of Actian. “Marc brings over two
decades of talent and experience to the company and has a deep
understanding of our core value proposition to help enterprises harness
data in real-time from both on-premise and the cloud for competitive
advantage. After a year of tremendous product advancement and
innovation, we’re ready to take Actian to the next level. Marc’s
extensive industry experience will complement the rest of the executive
team.”

Prior to joining Actian, Potter served as Vice President of Sales at
Oracle Corporation, where he was responsible for the management and
security organization that focused on driving Oracle’s strategic
transition to selling cloud data management solutions. Potter also
served as the VP of Worldwide Sales & Corporate Strategy at ObserveIT,
where he built the sales organization, launched a global partner program
and expanded international operations, which resulted in over 200
percent growth for the firm. In addition, he has held international and
strategic leadership roles at Cabletron Systems, Computer Associates,
Dell and Quest Software. Potter holds a B.A. in Business, Economics and
Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.

“Actian is at a critical inflection point in its growth trajectory where
it is positioned to deliver transformative data-driven solutions to
power a new generation of edge-to-cloud solutions with unprecedented
levels of enterprise performance and scale,” said Potter. “Now more than
ever, Actian has the opportunity to capitalize on the market’s
overwhelming need for innovative analytics, integration and data
management solutions in the cloud, on-premise or a combination of both.
I am eager to capitalize on this momentum and help expand Actian’s
global customer base.”

Actian celebrated a powerhouse year of growth and success in 2018,
following the company’s acquisition
by HCL Technologies and Sumeru Equity Partners. Continuing to operate as
an independent company, Actian made core product enhancements across its
lines of business, accelerated its pipeline of groundbreaking solutions,
including its newly announced Actian
Avalanche cloud data warehouse
fully managed service offering, and
made several strategic
new hires
to strengthen its executive management team.

About Actian – Activate your Data™

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company,
delivers data as a competitive advantage to thousands of organizations
worldwide. Through the deployment of innovative, enterprise-class,
hybrid data products, fully managed cloud services, mobile and IoT Edge
data management, and industry solutions Actian ensures that business
critical systems can analyze, transact and connect at their very best –
both on premise and in the cloud. Thousands of forward-thinking
organizations around the globe trust Actian to help them solve their
toughest data challenges to transform how they run their businesses,
today and in the future. For more, visit http://www.actian.com/.

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Contacts

Actian Corporation
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SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
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