Alluxio, the developer of the open source data orchestration platform for data driven workloads such as large-scale analytics and AI/ML, has appointed Craig Nelson as Senior Vice President of Global Sales; along with the company’s first dedicated SVP, Business Development and Marketing role led by John Mracek, who formerly also headed sales.

Craig comes to Alluxio with more than 20 years in executive management positions in software and technology companies around the globe with expat posts in France, Taiwan and Japan.

Previously, Craig was CRO for FirstWave, a leader in network monitoring and cybersecurity solutions HQ in Sydney, Australia. He was the CEO of Opmantek Software, an open source software company which was acquired by FirstWave in Jan 2022. Craig joined Opmantek Software from Ixia, which was acquired by Keysight Systems in 2017 for $1.6B. At Ixia, Craig ran a global sales organization with an annual revenue run rate of $135M+ as the VP of Worldwide Enterprise Sales.

According to the company, the strengthening of Alluxio’s go-to-market team is the direct result of rapid demand for its Data Orchestration Platform that enables enterprises to scale analytics workloads across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

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