Gabriele Di Piazza named SVP Marketing; David Nicholas named SVP Sales Cable & Media
SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 5, 2015– Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence, today announced that Gabriele Di Piazza has joined as Senior Vice President, Marketing and David Nicholas has joined as Senior Vice President Sales, Cable & Media. Both proven industry veterans join at a time during a period of rapid growth in both the company’s product offerings and customer base.
Di Piazza brings more than 20 years of enterprise global technology and expertise in marketing, product management and business development to Guavus. Most recently, Di Piazza was General Manager of Hewlett-Packard Marketing Optimization where he was responsible for HP’s Autonomy Digital Experience Management products. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Gabriele led worldwide marketing for the Operator Channels group at Microsoft, where he had also been responsible for Microsoft’s Media & Entertainment business and led global business development for media solutions in wireless carriers. Prior to Microsoft, Gabriele spent 11 years at HP in different roles in the Communications & Media industries, related to marketing & solutions management in OSS/BSS/Contact Center/Rich Media/IPTV.
Nicholas brings more than 30 years of experience in the CATV and Media verticals, including demonstrable performance selling to tier-one multiple service operators (MSOs). Prior to joining Guavus, David was Senior Vice President Sales for Alticast, a leading supplier of CPE software solutions to both MSOs and OEM partners. David has also held senior positions at the following companies respectively: iNovo Broadband (SVP Sales), Panasonic (Group VP), BigBand Networks (VP Sales), Vyyo (SVP Sales), N2 Broadband (SVP) and SVP for Concurrent Computer.
“Guavus is experiencing high growth and we are expanding our leadership team in response to this increased global demand,” said Anukool Lakhina, Guavus CEO and Founder. “We are delighted to have Gabriele with his proven and deep expertise in big data and enterprise technology, and David, with his significant track record selling into the MSO industry, will spearhead our marketing and cable sales initiatives to further accelerate our growth in the market and help take the company to new heights.”
Guavus solves the world’s most complex data problems for the world’s most data-intensive companies. Proven across Fortune 500 enterprises, Guavus provides the only operational intelligence platform that delivers an end-to-end, real-time view across business operations. The Guavus Reflex® Operational Intelligence Platform correlates and analyzes massive petabytes of streaming and stored business, operational and sensor data from multiple, disparate source systems in real-time. The resulting “live” operational analytics are fed into a new generation of analytically-powered applications to address specific business problems for network, marketing, customer care, security and the Internet of Things. These solutions, which can be embedded into automated workflows and business processes, make our customers more agile, competitive and profitable by transforming them into real-time, data driven enterprises.