Will New CEOs Knock Out Search Revenue Pains?
August 8, 2012
Two search vendors have recently announced shuffling in their top management positions. The first vendor – Perfect Search. The enterprise search technology vendor replaced its President and CEO of five years last May 2012. George Watanabe, co-founder and VP of Business Development and Investor Relations filled in the empty seat.
The second vendor – MarkLogic. Also in May 2012, “Gary Bloom Joins MarkLogic as Chief Executive Officer”:
“MarkLogic Corporation, the company powering mission-critical Big Data Applications around the world, today announced that Gary Bloom… has been named president and chief executive officer.
Gary brings an exceptional background that includes more than two decades of successful leadership in enterprise software. He was the CEO and president at eMeter, which provides smart grid management software for electric, gas, and water utilities… Prior to that, Gary was a consultant of TPG, a leading global private investment firm.”
Both Watanabe and Bloom have the potential to further pave the way for success of their respective companies, given their impressive technical background in enterprise applications. But both companies have joined the bandwagon and just lately added Big Data to their focus. We’re waiting to see if the move to change executives will tip the enterprise search and Big Data scales in their favor.
Lauren Llamanzares, August XX, 2012