Hortonworks Appoints Frank Mong as Chief Marketing Officer

Mong’s experience in enterprise software and strength in product marketing will be leveraged for global expansion

Hortonworks, an innovator who manages open data platforms and modern data applications, appointed Frank Mong as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mong brings 20 years of software and security marketing experience to Hortonworks. In his current role, he will be responsible for accelerating its global marketing strategy.

Secure Data is Mong’s Top Agenda

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Frank Mong, CMO, Hortonworks

Since Mong has spent most of his career in the security space, he said that keeping all data secure is at the top of his mind as he joins the big data software company. “Hortonworks offers customers connected data architecture with the ability to scale, govern and secure data in any environment as they navigate the digital age. I look forward to applying my expertise to tell our story to the enterprise.”

Previously, Mong was the Senior VP-Product, Industry and Solutions for Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, he served as the VP and GM of Solutions for the HP Enterprise Security Products organization.

In his career, Mong has held several senior leadership roles at Silver Spring Networks, Trend Micro, Symantec, and SonicWALL.

Enhancing Hortonworks’ go-to-market strategy

Raj Verma, President, and COO, Hortonworks, said “We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the big data, cloud computing and Internet of Things markets and Frank’s proven track record of marketing excellence at scale will capitalize on these trends to accelerate our growth. I am excited to welcome Frank to the team and look forward to collaborating.”

The company also stated that Mong’s experience in enterprise software and strength in product marketing will be leveraged to enhance its go-to-market strategy and global expansion.

Hortonworks: On an Upward Growth Trajectory

In the first quarter of 2017, Hortonworks recorded a 35% revenue growth and a 52% support subscription growth, year over year. The company’s solutions in the cloud, data center and the Internet of Things (IoT), have been adopted by over half of the Fortune 100 to transform their businesses.

The Santa Clara-based publicly listed company has made three acquisitions of XA secure, SequenceIQ Inc., and Onyara. It supports open source platforms like Apache Hadoop, NiFi, and Spark.

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