Dremio Announces Sendur Sellakumar as Chief Executive Officer

July 5, 2023

Dremio Announces Sendur Sellakumar as Chief Executive Officer

Data and Cloud Leader, Sendur Sellakumar, joins Dremio as CEO to Take the Company to the Next Stage of Growth

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 5, 2023 Dremio, the easy and open data lakehouse, today announced the appointment of Sendur Sellakumar as its chief executive officer. Sellakumar brings with him a wealth of experience in the enterprise technology industry and will lead the company in its next phase of growth.  Sellakumar's expertise in driving growth and innovation, particularly at the intersection of cloud, software and data worlds, will be invaluable as Dremio continues to enhance its offerings across software and cloud services. 

Sellakumar joins Dremio with over two decades of leadership experience in enterprise software and data analytics. He has a proven track record of driving business transformation, building high-performance teams, and delivering exceptional results with enterprise customers.  

Prior to joining Dremio, Sellakumar served in a variety of software technology roles at Splunk and ServiceTitan.  In particular, he was Chief Cloud Officer at Splunk, a leading data analytics platform. During his tenure at Splunk, he played a pivotal role in driving the company's product strategy and cloud business transformation, growing its cloud business to over $1 billion in ARR with thousands of enterprise customers.  Sellakumar helped drive the growth of Splunk across multiple software and cloud business transformations. In addition, Sellakumar served as a technology investment banker at Morgan Stanley covering the software sector. Sellakumar advised customers on IPOs, capital structure, and mergers and acquisitions. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Sendur Sellakumar to Dremio as our new CEO," said Tomer Shiran, founder of Dremio. "Sendur's exceptional leadership skills and extensive background in the technology sector make him the perfect fit to lead Dremio into its next phase of growth. His strategic mindset and customer-centric approach align with our vision for the company."

"I am honored and excited to join Dremio as its CEO," said Sendur Sellakumar. "Dremio's innovative approach to enterprise analytics and its commitment to empowering organizations with fast, flexible, and reliable access to their data is truly impressive. I am looking forward to working closely with the talented Dremio team to further accelerate the company's growth and deliver exceptional value to our customers.  We are committed to helping enterprise customers realize the value of their data in driving business outcomes."

Dremio continues to see tremendous growth with users from hundreds of the world’s largest companies, including three of the Fortune five; and robust partnerships with AWS, Microsoft and Google.  Dremio’s growth has been fueled by increasing customer demand for fast, easy and economical analytics across all enterprise data.

Dremio was recently recognized as one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes, a Tech Startup to Watch in 2023 by DBTA, and achieved leader positioning in the G2 Summer 2023 Reports. Under Sellakumar’s leadership, Dremio aims to expand its customer base, deepen its industry partnerships, and drive product innovation to meet the evolving needs of modern data-driven organizations.

About Dremio

Dremio is the easy and open data lakehouse, providing self-service analytics with data warehouse functionality and data lake flexibility across all of your data. Use Dremio's lightning-fast SQL query service and any other processing engine on the same data. Dremio increases agility with a revolutionary data-as-code approach that enables Git-like data experimentation, version control, and governance. In addition, Dremio eliminates data silos by enabling queries across data lakes, databases, and data warehouses, and by simplifying ingestion into the lakehouse. Dremio's fully managed service helps organizations get started with analytics in minutes, and automatically optimizes data for every workload. As the original creator of Apache Arrow and committed to Arrow and Iceberg’s community-driven standards, Dremio is on a mission to reinvent SQL for data lakes and meet customers where they are on their lakehouse journey.

Hundreds of global enterprises like JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Regeneron, and Allianz Global Investors use Dremio to deliver self-service analytics on the data lakehouse. Founded in 2015, Dremio is headquartered in Santa Clara. CNBC recognized Dremio as a Top Startup for the Enterprise and Deloitte named Dremio to its 2022 Technology Fast 500. To learn more, follow the company on GitHub, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit www.dremio.com.

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