Sisense, announced today that it has achieved gender parity on its core operating team following a series of key appointments.
The business helps its customers create analytics apps for any type of end-user, whether they are technical or not. It also provides the ability to embed insights directly into the end-users’ workflow.
It announced it has appointed Ashley Kramer (formerly of Alteryx) as Chief Product and Marketing Officer. Kramer, along with Shelly Landsmann (formerly of Microsoft), Vice President of International Sales and Global Alliances, and Sarah Ward (formerly of MongoDB), General Counsel, are the newest members of Sisense’s leadership team.
With Kramer’s appointment, the Sisense core executive operating team now comprises 50 per cent women — including Chief Customer Officer, Chief People Officer, and Chief Product and Marketing Officer, the company said.
“Finding exceptional executive talent who meet our standards for perpetuating a people-first and customer-obsessed culture is no easy task,” said Amir Orad, CEO at Sisense. “Given one of our core values is inclusion, I’m especially excited to see so many accomplished women choosing Sisense. Ashley, for example, is joining Sisense as our first-ever Chief Product and Marketing Officer to expand our delivery of agile analytics at scale.”
In this new role, Kramer leads the product and marketing organizations, setting strategy and vision for the Sisense analytics platform and communicating its value to the industry. As SVP of Product at Alteryx, she led the company’s transformation to a data science platform while in her role as head of cloud for Tableau Software, she led the transition to a SaaS platform.
Her experience also extends to stints at Amazon, Oracle, and NASA.
Meanwhile, Shelly Landsmann was appointed Vice President of International Sales and Global Alliances where she is responsible for the development of worldwide customer channels aimed at both fortifying and building new partnerships with the major cloud vendors.
Before Sisense, she was Microsoft Israel’s CEO. She has previously served in roles such as CMO of Enterprise Services and as Public Sector lead.
Finally, as General Counsel, Sarah Ward leads the company’s global legal team and legal strategy with an eye toward helping it scale. Previously she was Assistant General Counsel, playing a large role guiding MongoDB through its IPO process.
Before that, she was Senior Corporate Counsel for Securities and M&A at Criteo. Ward is a member of Women in America, an organization dedicated to women’s networking, mentoring, and education.
According to a Sisense spokesperson, these appointments underscore the importance that Sisense places on its company values — authentic, inclusive, caring, customer-obsessed, and challenging the status quo.
A quick review of Crunchbase however reveals there are currently no women on the Sisense board to help it to challenge that status quo.
Clarification. The word “executive” was changed to “operating” in the first paragraph at the request of the company.