Sigma Computing Taps Silicon Valley Veteran Eran Davidov as Vice President of Engineering
Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud analytics and business intelligence, today announced the appointment of seasoned engineering leader Eran Davidov as Vice President of Engineering. He joins Sigma after a tremendous year of growth with the company tripling its revenue, doubling its headcount, and driving innovation at consumer-grade velocity with an average of a new product release every three days. Davidov will be responsible for rapidly scaling the engineering team to continue the accelerated pace of innovation and strengthening Sigma's position as the only BI tool empowering data experts, analysts, and business teams alike with direct access to live, governed data and the ability to explore it without ever writing a single line of code.
"The proliferation of the cloud created a tremendous opportunity to reimagine business intelligence software from the ground up and take full advantage of the performance, scale, and speed that only a cloud-native solution affords," said Sigma Computing CEO Mike Palmer. "This is precisely what Sigma's founders did with a mission to make data accessible to everyone from data scientists to marketers and finance managers. I have full confidence that Eran will be able to accelerate the execution of our product vision while making his additions to the technology that directly address the needs of our diverse and growing customer base."
Davidov brings more than two decades of software engineering and development experience to Sigma from Silicon Valley heavyweights, including Lyft, Facebook, and Sun Microsystems (News - Alert). He excels at building highly-productive, distributed teams, and merging both enterprise and consumer product development experience to create tools that work well for all customers. While at Lyft, Davidov was responsible for the growth team, helping Lyft reach IPO. At Facebook (News - Alert), Davidov orchestrated a redesign of Facebook Pages to drive higher engagement between customers and businesses.
"While its spreadsheet-like interface makes Sigma immediately familiar, don't let its simplicity fool you; it is by far the most forward-thinking approach to business intelligence I have seen," said Davidov. "I am thrilled to be joining a company that is experiencing such early success, but also still presents an opportunity for innovation and the long-overdue disruption of the decades-old business intelligence space."
In 2020, Sigma users ran 22 million queries against data in cloud data warehouses, including Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Google (News - Alert) BigQuery, and PostgreSQL. Cloud-first disruptors, like Teahable, Fictiv, and Payload, as well as well-established enterprises, like US Foods, depend on Sigma to achieve their business goals. Teachable increased BI adoption by 5X, Fictiv's BI team cut time spent on ad hoc requests by half, and Payload created a new revenue stream with Sigma's Embedded Analytics capabilities, drove a 50 percent savings in BI resources, and now delivers reports 7X faster.
Sigma's momentum has resulted in $58M raised in venture capital and earning a spot on the coveted CNBC 2019 Upstart 100 List. The company has also been recognized for its outstanding culture by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal's Best Places to Work 2020 list, Inc.'s Best Workplaces 2020 list, and the Bay Area News Group's Top Workplaces 2020 list. Finally, Sigma's cloud solution earned Best SaaS for Small Business or SMEs from the SaaS (News - Alert) Awards in 2020, the 2020 DEVIES Award for Best Innovation in Enterprise Solutions, and the Strata Data Award for Most Innovative Product in 2019.
The company continues to build a team of authentic, curious, and passionate people. To learn more about Sigma and its open positions, please visit: https://www.sigmacomputing.com/careers/.
Sigma is the only cloud analytics and business intelligence platform empowering business teams to break free from the confines of the dashboard, explore data for themselves, and make better, faster decisions. The award-winning platform was built to capitalize on the performance power of cloud data warehouses to combine data sources and analyze billions of rows of data instantly via an intuitive, spreadsheet-like interface - no coding required. Sigma automates workflows and balances data access with unparalleled data governance to make self-service data exploration safe for the first time. https://www.sigmacomputing.com/