Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, is proud to announce the appointment of Edward Bush as Chief Operating Officer with a focus on enabling the company’s operational growth by leading global people, expansion, and program management. Ed joined in 2017 as Dataiku’s VP of Finance and has helped Dataiku raise over half a billion dollars and grow the company from less than 50 employees to almost 1,000 today. Ed has a strong track record of building and running teams at Dataiku and beyond, having also done so at rapidly scaling companies like WeWork and VTS across finance, legal, people, business operations, and analytics functions. Along with his operational experience, Ed brings deep knowledge and appreciation of Dataiku’s people and processes, enabling him to continue scaling the business while further strengthening the company’s global employee culture.
“Dataiku is such a special company because of the people we’re lucky to work alongside every day. We have 1,000 colleagues in over 20 countries dedicated to building, selling, and supporting the world’s pioneering Everyday AI platform,” said Ed Bush, COO of Dataiku. “Maintaining and expanding our strong operational culture as we scale requires a commitment to be intentional and inclusive in everything we do. I am excited and humbled to be in a position to help facilitate Dataiku’s next phase of growth.”
Last year, the Dataiku team successfully doubled in size by hiring over 400 new employees — 38% of whom are fully remote — while maintaining its strong culture focused on work-life balance, diversity of people and perspective, and dedication to learning. 2021 highlights include:
- Appointed Laurie du Boullay as Head of Culture to ensure the integrity of the company’s culture throughout the scaling process.
- Launched two additional Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to guarantee DEI is at the core of the company’s culture, including DatAble (employees living with disabilities, health conditions, or supporting loved ones with both) and Convergence (to increase awareness of Dataikers about different cultures).
- Enhanced the company’s flexible working options for new and current employees, including a new “work from anywhere” policy.
- Received multiple awards based on employee experience, opportunity, and culture including Inc.’s Best Workplaces, Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers 2021 (ranking 9 out of 500), Battery Ventures’ Top 25 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For, and Wealthfront’s 2021 Career-Launching Companies List.
“As my colleagues like to say, last year was a ride on the rocketship,” said Florian Douetteau, co-founder and CEO of Dataiku. “Not only were we able to scale the company and team, but we never lost sight of the importance of also maintaining and growing our company culture alongside it. The two should never be seen as mutually exclusive as they are one and the same, which Ed understands and has fully embraced. As our new COO, I know Ed will continue to be a bastion of this strong work culture as well as a driver of growth as we continue riding that rocketship throughout 2022.”
As part of today’s announcement, the company has also recently made several additional senior internal promotions, many of whom have been with Dataiku for several years, including:
- Andrew Tsao, VP of Technical Support, started in 2018.
- Beverly Dudley, VP Customer Success, Americas, started in 2019.
- Daniel Sun, Senior VP of Legal and Trust, started in 2017.
- Erin McGowan, Global VP of Sales Engineering, started in 2021.
- Jed Dougherty, VP of Platform Strategy, started in 2016.
- Kevin Remy, VP of Test Engineering, started in 2015.
- Muriel Avignon, VP of People and Operations, started in 2016.
- Nami Trivedi, VP of Customer Success, EMEA, started in 2021.
- Paul-Henri Hincelin, VP of Field Engineering, started in 2015.
- Ulysses David, Global VP of Globalization Strategy, started in 2018.
Dataiku will continue to grow in 2022 and the award-winning company as of today is hiring for over 300 positions as it scales its business globally.