PALO ALTO, Calif.—Nov. 19, 2014—Hortonworks®, the leading contributor to and provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the addition of Kevin M. Klausmeyer to its board of directors. Mr. Klausmeyer serves as the chairman of the company’s audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Klausmeyer actually joined the board in August 2014, commensurate with the confidential filing of the Hortonworks’ S-1 registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
From April 2013 to October 2013, Klausmeyer served on the board of directors of Sourcefire, Inc., a provider of network security solutions (acquired by Cisco Systems). From July 2003 to September 2012, Klausmeyer served on the board of directors of Quest Software, Inc., a software company (acquired by Dell, Inc.). In both of these posts, Klausmeyer chaired the respective audit committees. From July 2006 to February 2011, Klausmeyer served as the chief financial officer of The Planet, Inc., a hosting and cloud-based solutions company (acquired by Softlayer Technologies, Inc. which was acquired by IBM). Klausmeyer currently serves on the boards of directors of Callidus Software Inc., a provider of software-as-a-service sales and marketing automation solutions, and of various privately-held companies. Klausmeyer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Texas.
“I am delighted to officially welcome Kevin Klausmeyer as a director. He is a reputable business leader with a proven track record in the software industry,” said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Hortonworks, Inc. “Kevin has already contributed significantly to our IPO readiness and will add invaluable assistance to the board of directors and the company.”
Klausmeyer commented, “Companies that learn to efficiently store, manage and digest the voluminous current and new sources of data to gain competitive advantage will greatly enhance their chances of becoming market leaders. Hortonworks is at the center of this movement.”
Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100% open source Apache Hadoop data platform. Our team comprises the largest contingent of builders and architects within the Hadoop ecosystem who represent and lead the broader enterprise requirements within these communities.
The Hortonworks Data Platform provides an open platform that deeply integrates with existing IT investments and upon which enterprises can build and deploy Hadoop-based applications.
Hortonworks has deep relationships with the key strategic data center partners that enable our customers to unlock the broadest opportunities from Hadoop.