Stardog, an enterprise knowledge graph platform provider, announced the appointment of Yancy Oshita as chief marketing officer (CMO).
With over 25 years' experience building and scaling enterprise SaaS marketing teams, including as CMO at Wimba (acquired by BlackBoard), Catchpoint, and Zags, he will be responsible for driving Stardog's marketing strategy and helping customers to take advantage of data fabric as the foundation for their data management strategy.
Most recently, Oshita was vice president of product marketing at Collibra, where he spearheaded the company's land and expand growth strategy. Oshita is a data management and analytics veteran, having also held marketing leadership roles at Teradata, AppSense, and Oracle. He earned a U.S. patent at Teradata for business impact modeling of data warehousing and has also authored research on big data analytics.
"Yancy brings an incredible skill set of go-to-market strategy and technical product marketing, along with direct experience serving our target customers," said Kendall Clark, Stardog CEO. "The data fabric market is primed for takeoff, and Yancy will be a key driver of continued sustainable revenue growth."
Stardog's platform connects and queries data of any structure, format, or location, whether it is in the cloud or on-premises. The launch of Stardog Cloud in late 2020 extended data fabric support to hybrid, multi-cloud environments. The recent addition of Stardog Explorer to the product suite unlocks access to connected data through a no-code UI.
"Knowledge graphs are a key component of data fabrics, and Stardog is a demonstrated leader in leveraging knowledge graphs for data integration," said Oshita. "Given data fabric's meteoric rise as critical data integration infrastructure, I couldn't be more excited to join Stardog and lead this emerging market."
Stardog was founded in 2015 on the vision of powering the connected enterprise. It is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in Arlington, Va. Industry leaders including BNY Mellon, Bosch, and NASA use Stardog to create a flexible data fabric that can support countless applications.