Saxena is also permitted to make a personal investment in Mautic, as a Board member.
Jit Saxena, founder and former CEO of Netezza, has joined the Board of Directors of Mautic, a modern marketing automation platform. Saxena is a veteran of the database and analytics market with more than 35 years’ experience.
Most recently, Saxena has served on the boards for DataRobot, Actifio, Applause, Apptegic, and Demandware. Saxena joins Mautic’s Board at a time when the company is expanding its go-to-market efforts.
“Jit has an incredible track record of success – as an entrepreneur, an investor and a board member of technology companies,” said Matt Johnston, Mautic’s CEO and co-founder. “Mautic is disrupting the marketing automation market with a modern, open solution, which is a great fit for a thoughtful provocateur like Jit. Having him join our Board will further Mautic’s momentum and adoption as a much-needed alternative to the traditional status quo solutions.”
Saxena founded Netezza in 2000, where he served as CEO and then chairman. Netezza emerged as a fast-growing public company under his leadership, catching the attention of IBM who acquired it in 2009 for $1.78 billion. Netezza successfully pioneered the development of data warehousing appliances and remains a leading provider of high-performance data warehousing and analytics applications for enterprise businesses worldwide.
Prior to his successful run with Netezza, Saxena was the CEO, and founder of Applix Inc, a provider of analytical CRM software. After going public in 1994, Applix was acquired by Cognos/IBM, a company making business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM) software.