The Latest Executive Moves in the World of Technology

Technology Magazine highlights the latest executive appointments and departures that are set to drive innovation and business success

1. Anthony Deighton

Job From: GM Data Products, Tamr

Job To: CEO, Tamr

Anthony Deighton

“I'm honoured and excited to help steer Tamr into our next chapter of growth”

Tamr has announced the appointment of Anthony Deighton as its CEO, bringing a wealth of experience to the role with a proven track record of 25 years in building and scaling enterprise software companies.  He succeeds Andy Palmer, who has spearheaded the company's growth as Tamr co-founder and CEO. 

With extensive executive leadership at companies like Qlik and Celonis, Anthony brings invaluable insights to Tamr, especially in disrupting the traditional master data management (MDM) platform market. He has been instrumental in launching Tamr Cloud, a SaaS solution that achieved a remarkable 286% revenue growth over the past year, and now represents 100% of Tamr’s new license revenue. 

“I'm honoured and excited to help steer Tamr into our next chapter of growth,” he says. “Our mission to lead the industry with cutting-edge, AI-powered data management solutions is more critical than ever. We aim to fulfil the promise MDM has struggled to achieve for years, providing golden records as the engine for our customers' business success. We're focused on customer-centric innovations and empowering organisations to explore new frontiers in data and AI.”

2. Merlin Knott

Job From: President ESM, IFS

Job To: Partners & Channels Global Head, IFS

Merlin Knott

IFS has announced that it has appointed Merlin Knott as President of the IFS Enterprise Service Management business.

Following a career leading high-growth enterprise software channel organisations at companies including SAP, Cura Software and MicroStrategy, Knott joined IFS in 2019 to run IFS’s strategically important global Partner and Channel organisation.

3. Rupal Karia

Job From: VP UK&I, UiPath

Job To: VP & Country Leader UK&I, Celonis

Rupal Karia

Celonis has announced the appointment of Rupal Karia as VP & Leader for the United Kingdom & Ireland.

With over 20 years of experience achieving both short-term business transformation and long-term organisational success, in both hyper-growth companies and large multinationals, Karia will focus on driving Celonis’ expansion across the region.

4. Julie Irish

Job From: VP Business Applications and IT, New Relic

Job To: Chief Information Officer, Couchbase

Julie Irish

Couchbase has announced the appointment of Julie Irish as SVP and Chief Information Officer. With nearly 20 years of experience leading business operations, IT, system implementation, migrations and strategic planning, Julie will drive Couchbase’s global IT strategy in alignment with the company’s key business objectives.


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