Team Zaloni - Spotlight on Chad Olds, VP of Worldwide Sales

April 19, 2017 Brett Carpenter


You may have noticed Zaloni's exciting news about Chad Olds joining the team as our Vice President of Worldwide Sales. I was able to grab a moment with Chad to ask him some burning questions. Watch the video to see his full answers!

Brett: What excites you the most about joining Zaloni?

Chad: I'm excited to join Zaloni at a time when the market need is so great. No one questions the importance of housing your data in one data lake, the burning question is how to govern that data and Zaloni has the only solution that has proven itself in the enterprise. Zaloni's track record of helping clients implement production-ready data lakes since 2009, combined with the market advantage in data governance and data cataloging, creates a perfect environment for growth and I'm excited to be part of it.

B: What do you see as your biggest challenge?

C: Managing our growth.  The inbound interest is growing at an accelerating rate and ensuring that we put the client first has always been our primary objective.  The funding from Sierra Ventures and Bard Capital have ensured that we can scale at the rate the market is demanding.

B:  Tell us a little about yourself. Where you grew up, went to school, hobbies, etc...

C:   I grew up in North Carolina and went to school at UNC Charlotte.  I studied Business Management with minors in Economics and Psychology.  My love has always been around human interaction so the Psychology piece just because I had such a strong interest. I’d say my primary hobby is hanging out with my young family.  With 3 children under 3 and an awesome wife, that’s where I spend most of my time.  As the family has grown, many of my hobbies have diminished. However, you will find me playing poker with friends or participating in a Spartan Race or Tough Mudder from time to time.

B: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

C: If it was anyone, I would have to say my grandfather on my dad’s side.  He was a decorated war hero, a cop and was a business man with Shell Oil.  If famous, Richard Branson.  Richard has shown the ability to create wildly successful companies and the willingness to fail fast. 

B: What is your favorite book?

C:  Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink  and Leif Babin

B: Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

C:  (You'll have to watch the video to see Chad's answer!)




About the Author

Brett Carpenter

Brett Carpenter is the Marketing Strategist for Zaloni. When he's not diving into the world of data lakes, creating engaging content, or leading community endeavors, he's either enjoying the great outdoors or exploring the food scene in the Raleigh-Durham area.

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