I’m gratified to lead a startup providing an impactful software solution to industrial companies. I’m even more gratified when that solution gets noticed and oure company gains momentum.
The most recent evidence of Element’s momentum -- scaling to reach more companies with our solution -- is the hiring of our first EVP Sales. The indicators of our ramp can be found beyond that, however.
The news: we’ve hired Stephen Walsh as our first Executive Vice President of Sales. Stephen brings deep experience in the industrial sector, ranging from infrastructure to analytics. He’s held executive-level sales positions at companies such as Oracle, where he was VP of Enterprise Applications for over 10 years. Stephen has also worked for two startups where he led sales efforts for products related to analytics, machine learning, business process control and transaction monitoring. We’re thrilled to have someone of Stephen’s experience on our team and believe his hiring demonstrates the promise of the Element Platform and Element as a company.
Reporting to Stephen is another new hire, Jonathan Skelding, who is our first Head of Strategic Partnerships. For the past six years, Jonathan held executive-level positions at GE Digital and ServiceMax (acquired by GE Digital), most recently as VP of ISV and Technology Alliances. The hiring of Stephen and Jonathan represent big steps forward in delivering our solution more broadly.
We are scaling in ways that go beyond sales and partnerships:
We’re making these moves after seeing evidence of the Element Platform’s power. Here are just two recent examples:
"We’re excited to be moving closer to our ultimate goal of giving every industrial company the ability to quickly and efficiently drive insights from operational data."
- Andy Bane
Overall, we’re excited to be moving closer to our ultimate goal of giving every industrial company the ability to quickly and efficiently drive insights from operational data. When data is transformed into an asset, any aspect of an operation – efficiency, profitability, worker safety and environmental stewardship, to name a few – can be precisely evaluated and ultimately improved.
We look forward to helping more customers solve their most pressing challenges by leveraging their own data in new and innovative ways. We believe that any aspect of an industrial business that can benefit from the wise use of data can benefit from the use of the Element Platform.