EDB, the leading contributor to PostgreSQL®, today announced that Christian G. Kasper has joined the company as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Kasper joins EDB during a period of record revenue growth and will leverage his broad management experience to further solidify EDB’s global leadership of the PostgreSQL open source database market.
Kasper has been an integral part of rapidly scaling several enterprise software companies and is adept at understanding how to navigate complex financial environments. Most recently, he was chief financial officer for Reflexis Systems, Inc., a SaaS software business that realized a successful exit after years of exceptional growth. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for iboss, Inc., a cloud-based cybersecurity firm. Chris also served as both chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Harvest Power, Inc., an organics management company named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gryphon.ai, a SaaS software company based in Boston.
“EDB has experienced extraordinary growth over the past three years, with a compound annual growth rate of over 40 percent,” said EDB president and CEO, Ed Boyajian. “This is a reflection on EDB’s ability to execute, combined with the massive expansion in enterprise, developer, and cloud adoption in the Postgres market. Chris is here to help take the company through our next stage of growth.”
“I’m extremely excited to be joining Ed and the leadership team as we steer EDB through this crucial point in its growth trajectory,” said Kasper. “EDB has an impressive track record, a strong strategic vision, and robust execution that will drive the company to an even greater level of success.”
Bringing on additional leadership talent is another step in the company’s ongoing success story. Earlier this year, EDB named Sean Dolan as chief revenue officer to focus on scaling the company to meet increasing market demand for PostgreSQL. The company also promoted Leslie O’Neil to senior vice president of human resources to manage the company’s rapidly expanding global workforce. Simon Riggs, formerly CEO of 2ndQuadrant, joined the executive management team as the first EDB Fellow following EDB’s acquisition of 2ndQuadrant last year.
The company also recently announced a preview of EDB Cloud, the only fully managed cloud database service with industry-leading Oracle database compatibility and world-class Postgres expertise. It offers all the enterprise enhancements enterprises need to reliably run PostgreSQL at scale. EDB cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure. Sign up for the preview here.
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