Sisense Adds Analytics Veteran Paul Zolfaghari to its Board of Directors
Sisense Continues to Build Its Market Momentum by Strengthening Its Product Offering, Adding Domain and Operational Expertise, and Growing Its Technology Industry Endorsements
Zolfaghari has a deep understanding of the enterprise analytics, business intelligence, and database industries, having spent nearly two decades as an operating executive in those markets. Over a fourteen-year career at BI provider MicroStrategy, Zolfaghari served in many senior executive roles, including EVP of Global Operations and President. Zolfaghari is also the former COO of ParAccel, the analytic database company whose platform serves as the foundation for the Amazon AWS’ “Redshift” enterprise warehouse platform. Currently, Zolfaghari is a Managing Partner, Operations, with Carrick Capital, a private equity firm that partners with leading software and technology-enabled devices companies.
“I am very excited to be joining Sisense’s board at this key time in the BI market,” said Zolfaghari, adding, “The market is undergoing a profound shift as organizations seek newer, more agile, business user focused solutions to address their rapidly growing demand for actionable insight. Sisense has delivered a powerful, flexible, full-stack analytic solution that should become the standard for the new generation of BI requirements. Sisense’s combination of product innovation, return on investment, and customer satisfaction is truly impressive. And they have even more ambitious plans for the future.”
“Paul is one of the most successful leaders in the analytics software industry. He joined MicroStrategy shortly after the company went public and during his extensive tenure there, helped them become one of the second-generation leaders in the BI space. As we now enter the third wave of innovation in BI and analytics, Paul’s experience, reputation, and knowledge will help ensure that Sisense continues to lead, and deliver even more business intelligence breakthroughs for our customers and the market,” said Amir Orad, CEO of Sisense.
Sisense Releases Version 7, Receives Industry and Analyst Endorsement
Sisense recently announced the release of the 7th version of its product (“Sisense 7.0”). Sisense 7.0 continues to deliver on the company’s vision for a revolutionary, visual approach to complex data, driven by smart recommendations, making it easy for business decision-makers to discover actionable business insights. This follows numerous other product breakthroughs introduced in 2017, including Sisense Pulse, which uses machine learning algorithms to proactively detect and alert users to important changes in data to drive action.
Continuing its impressive recognition by the business and technology communities, Sisense was named a Top 25 Business-to-business Technology Company in the State of New York by G2, and won the Best Business Intelligence Software Award from FinancesOnline for the second consecutive year. This adds to numerous other high-profile recognitions in 2017, including Sisense being recognized with a CODiE award from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for Best Business Intelligence Tool and Platform, a “Perfect Recommend” ranking for the second consecutive year in Dresner’s 2017 Wisdom of Crowds BI market study, a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for 2017, and inclusion in the Forbes “Cloud 100” list for the second consecutive year.
Recommended Read: Media Is Hard and We Suck at It; And, How to Be Better in 2018