Data virtualisation company, Delphix, has appointed Chris Cook as president and chief executive.
As Cook steps up, Jedidah Yueh, transitions to executive chairman to focus on the company’s platform, strategy and key customer and partner relationships.
Yueh said over the last few decades, Cook has established a reputation as one of the top operating executives in the software industry.
“Although we have grown quickly over the last seven years, we’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity. Continuing to scale at this level really becomes a matter of a talent. We’re looking forward to having him on our team.”
Cook has had more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry and most recently served as president and chief operating officer of software analytics company, New Relic. In this role, he spent four years scaling the company’s operations which lead to a successful initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.
He also spent four years as corporate vice president and general manager of CA Technologies’ application performance management division and held sales leadership roles at Quest Software and BMC Software.
Cook said, “When you walk into Delphix, you see the customer logos on the wall—a who’s who list of companies that would be the envy of any enterprise software company at this stage. But when you peek under the covers and see the renewal and expansion rates, that’s when you really see the power of data virtualisation and the potential for Delphix to be a very large company.”