Australia & New Zealand — April 20, 2023 – Aiven, the open source cloud data platform company, today announced the appointment of Stu Garrow as Vice President (VP) of Asia Pacific (APAC). Stu brings more than three decades of technology leadership and a wealth of enterprise sales experience to Aiven. Based in Singapore, Stu will lead Aiven’s overall business strategy and growth in the APAC region, and focus on sales and channel development, team and market expansion, and engaging customers, partners, and the community to accelerate our journey in the market.
“Stu is a strong, collaborative leader with a proven track record in leading high-achieving, customer-centric teams and building strategic alliances and partnerships in APAC,” said David Wyatt, Chief Revenue Officer, Aiven. “I am confident that his extensive experience and relevant expertise will position us for greater success in the region and capitalize on our significant market opportunity.”
“Aiven is supporting some of the world’s most innovative companies, helping them simplify their data infrastructure challenges through our open source data platform to drive cost efficiencies and agility. This is why I am beyond thrilled to be joining a company with such great promise at this period of my career,” said Stu Garrow, Vice President of APAC, Aiven. “I look forward to joining a world-class team, helping business leaders and their organizations continue with their innovation efforts and empower them with the best open source data technology.”
Prior to Aiven, Stu served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of APAC at Talend, a data integration and data management company. At Talend, Stu led an aggressive growth strategy for one of the company’s fastest-growing regions. Before Talend, he was the first employee at MuleSoft in Asia and was instrumental in establishing and building the different functions, growing the company across the region, and developing the global channels and alliances program.
This latest release follows Aiven’s recent announcement to offer free plans for three of its databases and technical support through the newly launched Aiven Community Forum.
To learn more about Aiven, please visit https://aiven.io
Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka and OpenSearch, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $3B valuation and has now raised $420M total funding backed by its investors Atomico, Earlybird, Eurazeo, IVP, Lifeline, Salesforce Ventures, and World Innovation Lab.