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GoodData Appoints Ran Van Riper as Senior Vice President of Global Services, Jeff Morris as Vice President of Product Marketing


Industry veterans expand GoodData's leadership team to support excellence in customer service, implementation, and brand-product alignment

SAN FRANCISCO – February 4, 2014 – GoodData, the leader in cloud business intelligence, today announced the addition of Ran Van Riper as Senior Vice President of Global Services and Jeff Morris as Vice President of Product Marketing. These important new hires build on GoodData's commitment to customers, seamless implementations and powerful, modern marketing.

Van Riper joins GoodData from IBM where he led global professional services and support for the Tealeaf brand. He has a proven record of building services and support methodologies and offerings that drive significant license, renewal, and services revenue. Morris is a business intelligence veteran who brings over 11 years of technical product marketing and product management experience at Actuate, one of the leading open source business intelligence vendors.

"Ran's track-record of driving world-class implementations and Jeff's extensive experience with product-brand alignment will continue to support GoodData's customers and growth," said Roman Stanek, founder and CEO of GoodData. "They are both critical additions to our leadership team that further support our commitment to owning our customers' problems."

Van Riper's priorities include a focus on service experience and implementation to continue to improve quality and ensure customer satisfaction and success. Morris will further align the company's brand and messaging with GoodData's product offerings. He will strategically guide the development of GoodData's high-performance sales team as the GoodData platform continues to evolve.

"As the leading cloud BI solution, GoodData is paving the way for customers who seek to transform how they work and make decisions through analytics," said Van Riper. "Jeff and I are thrilled to join the GoodData team to continue setting the standard for BI growth and innovation."

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GoodData’s robust dashboards, custom insights, and unmatched governance options have helped over 140,000 of the world’s top businesses deliver on their analytics goals. GoodData is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, Intel Capital, TOTVS, and others. For more information visit our website and follow GoodData on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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