Press Release

Burke Kaltenberger and Dave Spenhoff Join Infochimps

Industry Veterans to Lead Enterprise Sales and Marketing Teams, Bringing Big Data to the Fortune 1000.

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Big Data cloud services provider Infochimps ( today announced that it has welcomed Burke Kaltenberger on board as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Dave Spenhoff as Vice President of Marketing. In their new positions, Kaltenberger and Spenhoff will help Infochimps fulfill its mission of bringing the full benefits of enterprise-proven Big Data cloud services to address mission-critical business problems.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Burke Kaltenberger and Dave Spenhoff to the Infochimps team,” said Jim Kaskade, CEO, Infochimps. “Dave’s legacy of building thriving tech businesses beginning at Sun, as well as Burke’s background helping the Fortune 1000 adopt Big Data solutions, most recently at MapR, make them ideal fits to execute on our strategy to empower enterprises with immediate, actionable, data-driven insight.”

Spenhoff helped establish Sun as the leader in enterprise and Internet computing, leading the product marketing efforts that positioned Solaris and Java as enterprise platforms of choice. Then, at Veritas, he helped position a market-dominating storage management solution that redefined its category, enabling spectacular sales growth. Recently Spenhoff has helped emerging companies, including Inxight and MarkLogic, define and launch successful go-to-market strategies and has provided strategic marketing guidance to a number of technology companies.

Kaltenberger’s highly successful career as a leader in software and technology companies spans more than 13 years. A veteran of Big Data, Kaltenberger most recently served as Vice President of Western Region Sales for MapR, where he led direct sales of Big Data solutions to Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to this role he led direct sales for the west at ParAccel and channel sales for the North/South American regions at Syncsort. Before his career with technology companies, Kaltenberger spent ten years as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Navy.

Infochimps is transforming how large enterprises do business with their data by greatly reducing the risk, time-to-value and complexity of enterprise Big Data projects. Infochimps allows companies to focus on answering their most important questions without having to worry about the underlying technology or make a significant investment of time or capital.

Infochimps provides a suite of Big Data cloud services that significantly differ from other solutions which are solely focused on batch analytics with Hadoop. Infochimps also allows enterprises to deploy in a public, private and virtual private cloud.