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Elastic Appoints Ashutosh Kulkarni Chief Product Officer

Elastic Appoints Ashutosh Kulkarni Chief Product Officer, Elastic

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, has announced the appointment of Ashutosh Kulkarni as chief product officer (CPO).

Kulkarni will be responsible for leading engineering and product management, with a focus on enhancing the Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions and delivering a best-in-class cloud service to Elastic customers. Kulkarni will report to Elastic Founder and Chief Executive Officer Shay Banon.

Kulkarni joins as the first Elastic CPO, rounding out the company’s executive team following the recent appointments of Sally Jenkins as chief marketing officer and Paul Appleby as president, worldwide field operations. Kulkarni’s deep experience running multiproduct engineering organizations and working cross-functionally with business teams will enable Elastic to continue its customer-focused innovations across products and solutions, and to rapidly scale its Elastic Cloud offering, helping customers to derive actionable insights from data.

Kulkarni has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software and has led product and engineering teams at various data analytics, web infrastructure, and security companies, including McAfee, Akamai, Informatica, and Sun Microsystems. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai, a Master of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

“I’m pleased to welcome Ash to Elastic as our first CPO. He joins as the opportunity to grow our platform and solutions has expanded exponentially and we’re leveraging that momentum to build impactful products that support our community of users,” said Shay Banon, founder and chief executive officer, Elastic. “Ash has experience building and running robust engineering teams while also working across marketing, field, enablement, packaging and pricing, and customers, to bring game-changing products and solutions to market. I am excited to work alongside Ash to bring the power of search to our community through our Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions that are built into a single technology stack, and grow our Elastic Cloud presence globally.”

“I’ve seen first-hand the power of Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack and I am convinced of the versatility and immense potential of the platform in helping customers derive insights from their data,” said Ash Kulkarni, chief product officer, Elastic. “I’m excited to work alongside the leadership team and other Elasticians to realize the full potential of Elastic as the next platform powerhouse of our era.”

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Elastic Appoints Paul Appleby President, Worldwide Field Operations

Elastic Appoints Paul Appleby President, Worldwide Field Operations

Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced the appointment of Paul Appleby as president, worldwide field operations. Appleby was most recently the chief executive officer of Kinetica, and will be responsible for enhancing the customer journey, driving global revenue growth, and developing strategies for addressing the large market opportunity for Elastic. Appleby will report to Elastic founder and Chief Executive Officer Shay Banon. Appleby joins Elastic as the company continues to see increasing demand for its enterprise search, observability and security solutions that are built on a single technology stack under a unified pricing model. Elastic’s unified, resource-based pricing enables customers to predictably control costs and fuel rapid adoption across its solutions. Appleby brings more than 20 years of experience in senior management roles in the enterprise software industry to Elastic. He has a track record of driving significant scale and sustained growth across all channels, building and leading high-performing teams, leading go-to-market operations, and developing new markets. Prior to Kinetica, Appleby served as president of worldwide sales and marketing of BMC. He also served in senior leadership roles at Salesforce, Siebel Systems, C3 AI, Travelex, and SAP. Supporting Quotes: “I’m pleased to welcome Paul to Elastic as president of worldwide field operations. He joins us as the demand for our solutions continues to grow, and his more than 20 years of experience in successfully building and leading global teams will help us further scale the company,” said Shay Banon, founder and chief executive officer, Elastic. “Paul is an industry veteran and an experienced global leader who is uniquely qualified for this key leadership position at Elastic as we build on our free and open heritage and drive value for our customers and partners.” “Elastic brings customers the speed, scale and simplicity they need to effectively explore and analyze their data using the power of search to drive business insights,” said Paul Appleby, president, worldwide field operations, Elastic. “I’m excited by Elastic’s solutions and how they help to explore and analyze data differently using the power of search and the boundless ability of organizations who use Elastic to solve their most critical and complex challenges.” SOURCE: Elastic

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