Tamr Hires Mahesh Pai As New Head of Engineering

Enterprise software veteran to lead Tamr’s engineering team to meet
growing demand for company’s data unification solutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tamr Inc., the leader in enterprise data unification, has announced
today it has hired Mahesh Pai, former Senior Vice President of
Technology with Nielsen Corporation, as its new Head of Engineering. In
his new role, Pai will lead the growing engineering team behind Tamr’s
enterprise data unification software system, reporting directly to the
company’s co-founder and CEO, Andy Palmer.

Mahesh’s deep experience leading the development of big data enterprise
software solutions is incredibly valuable in his new role at Tamr,” said
Palmer. “He will be building on a strong foundation of Tamr talent and
technology. Under Mahesh’s leadership, our pace of delivery and
innovation will accelerate, and I’m delighted to welcome him to the
company.”

Pai is well-versed in the challenges of building enterprise-scale,
data-centric products that delight customers and fuel rapid growth in
emerging technology markets. Most recently at Nielsen, he served as
Senior VP of Technology where he led the development and launch of the
Nielsen Connected System — a retail big data Software-as-a-Service and
Data-as-a-Service offering. Pai joined Nielsen via the 2014 acquisition
of Affinnova, where he was the VP of Engineering. During his four years
at Affinnova, he led the start-up’s transition from a services-enabled
solution to a successful product-based SaaS company. Earlier in his
career, Pai held engineering leadership roles at Intralinks and Visual
I/O.

I have seen firsthand how the challenges of data variety make it
virtually impossible for large enterprises to unlock the insights they
need to compete but are hidden in their siloed, dirty, diverse data
stores, said Pai. “The business-as-usual approach of trying to construct
a system of rules to unify this data is a fool’s errand. Tamr’s
differentiated approach to tackling this challenge with a machine
learning-powered system that makes it easy to build a new kind of
model-based data pipelines is powerful and disruptive. The company’s
strong results prove that the market demand is high, and I look forward
to helping scale Tamr to new heights.”

Additional Resources:

About Tamr, Inc.
Tamr is the enterprise-scale data
unification company trusted by industry leaders like Toyota, Societe
Generale, GE, Thomson Reuters, and GSK. The company’s patented software
platform uses machine learning supplemented by human expertise to unify
and prepare data across myriad silos to deliver previously unavailable
business-changing insights. With a co-founding team led by Andy Palmer
(founding CEO of Vertica) and Mike Stonebraker (Turing Award winner) and
backed by investors including NEA and Google Ventures, Tamr is
transforming how companies get value from their data.

Contacts

DBT Communications
David Templeton
203-530-0458
david.templeton@tamr.com

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