Cloudera, the preeminent data company for trusted enterprise AI, today unveiled the appointment of Charles Sansbury as its new Chief Executive Officer. The transition will become effective on August 7, 2023.
Jeff Hawn, chairman of the board of directors, extolled the appointment, “I am pleased to announce that Charles Sansbury has been appointed as Cloudera CEO." He credited Sansbury's twenty-plus years of corporate leadership for his appointment, emphasizing that "Charles has architected and led successful business strategies and operational initiatives that have delivered accelerated business growth. His leadership will drive Cloudera’s exciting hybrid data strategy in the era of AI that enables companies to benefit from all their data.”
Sansbury brings a wealth of leadership experience to Cloudera from his past roles across the software industry. He previously led ASG Technologies as CEO from 2015 to 2021 until its sale to Rocket Software. Before ASG, Sansbury served as the COO of The Attachmate Group from 2011 to 2014 until it was sold to MicroFocus. His leadership experience was further deepened with roles as CFO at The Attachmate Group and Vignette.
In response to his appointment, Sansbury shared his enthusiasm, “I am grateful to the board for entrusting me with the leadership of Cloudera, and I am excited about the opportunity to take the company into its next phase of growth as the trusted enterprise AI company.” He voiced his admiration for the team and customers of Cloudera and his confidence in its technology leadership.
Further elaborating on the company's potential, Sansbury states, “With over 25 million terabytes of data under management, Cloudera guides many Fortune 1000 enterprises who are focused on implementing open data lakehouses as a major step toward their expanded use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. I am confident the company will continue to execute on its product leadership position and growth initiatives.”