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Sigma Computing appoints Brian Murphy as CRO

Sigma Computing announced Brian Murphy, former SVP of Okta Enterprise Sales, Americas, as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer.

The appointment adds to other recent executive hires to push the company past the 200-employee mark for the first time, driven by huge demand from Fortune 500 and cloud customers seeking dramatically increase the speed and quality of their decision-making.

Other new executives hired at Sigma include demand generation manager Shilpa Narwade, formerly of Google, Looker, Meta, RingCentral and Intuit; Head of Partner + Field Marketing Risa Peterson, who previously worked at ThoughtSpot, Nimble Storage (an HPE company), then Compudyne (now Integris); Chief Information Security Officer Rahul Gupta, whose previous experience includes Netskope and KPMG; Director of Engineering Rohini Patil, whose professional history most recently includes Meta, Github, and eBay; and Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture Prashant Soral, who joins Sigma after founding and serving MineralTree for more than 12 years.

The appointments come as the company experiences phenomenal growth following its $300 million Series C funding round announced in December. During the following quarter, Sigma added 70 new customers, including US Foods, Cowen, Inc., Blackstone, Athenahealth, Crossfit and AIG. Over the past year, Sigma has grown 350% and now has over 300 customers.

Recent industry accolades include:

  • Nominated for G2’s Best Software Awards 2022, ranking ninth on the renowned list of analytics and AI products;
  • Featured in A16Z’s Data50 list of world’s best data startups in the BI and Notebooks category;
  • San Francisco Business Times Best Places to Work, ranking in the top ten in its category;
  • Recognized as one of the 2022 Inc. Best Workplaces.

Sigma also continues to set the pace for innovation in cloud analytics and BI by making every aspect of the data-to-information journey fast, simple, and collaborative. The company’s most recent product enhancements include:

  • API: a REST API library that enables integration and automation of Sigma in the enterprise;
  • Custom visualization plugins: a custom Javascript application to extend Sigma’s visualization capabilities by leveraging extensive libraries to use any type of chart the organization needs;
  • Dynamic Text Elements: Allows customers to add formulas to text elements to create rich data stories with live data;
  • Guest Users: Extends the Sigma experience to our customers’ customers;
  • Data lineage: a visual “map” of the workbook; shows dependencies between charts and data sources;
  • CSV to PostgreSQL uploads, export to S3 support, and major performance/speed and warehouse cost improvements.

“Brian Murphy comes to Sigma with a deep understanding of how to grow and grow the revenue of cloud innovators serving today’s biggest enterprises,” said Sigma CEO Mike Palmer. “A forward-looking leader with a clear strategic vision, Brian will be instrumental in helping us take Sigma to the next level as we continue to gain tremendous momentum in the face of strong customer demand.”

Mr. Murphy comes to Sigma after serving identity and access management provider Okta for six years in various sales leadership roles, culminating in Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Americas. He previously served as Regional Vice President at Alpine Data Labs, which was later acquired by Tibco, and Director of Sales at Hadapt prior to its acquisition by Teradata. Additional experience includes Vertica Systems (acquired by HP), Salesforce and Cognos (acquired by IBM).

“I joined Sigma because I was immediately drawn to the leadership and talent behind the incredibly innovative solutions that are currently driving the company’s growth,” said Brian Murphy, Sigma’s newly appointed chief revenue officer. “The cloud analytics and BI market is booming, and I believe Sigma, with its intuitive, user-friendly technology, is uniquely positioned to help cloud innovators and established Fortune 500 companies become the powerhouses driven by the data that will reshape the image of the company tomorrow.”

Sigma continues to expand its presence to support its growing customer base. The company recently moved into an expanded headquarters in San Francisco in May 2021.