Prior to joining Cloudera as COO, Kirk served as Chief Executive Officer at PowerFile, a venture-backed company building hybrid storage systems, and at Bang Networks, makers of an intelligent messaging platform for enterprise users. Before joining Bang Networks, Kirk led North American sales at Inktomi Corporation.
“Cloudera’s growth over the past six quarters has been remarkable,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “We’re poised for a great 2011, but we have a great deal to do. Kirk’s broad experience — at large and small companies and in a variety of roles — is a tremendous addition to our leadership team. I am very pleased to welcome such a seasoned executive to Cloudera.”