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VaultSpeed Welcomes Bob Potter as Chairman of the Board

November 28th, 2023

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28 november 2023 - Leuven, Belgium - VaultSpeed, the cutting-edge automated data transformation company, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Bob Potter as the Chairman of the Board. With a career marked by transformative leadership in Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Management, Bob brings invaluable experience that will play a pivotal role in steering VaultSpeed's growth and international expansion.

Bob's impressive background includes senior executive roles with leading software companies, most recently serving as the General Manager of the Database Performance Management business at SolarWinds, where he successfully led the acquisition of SentryOne for $143 million in October 2020. As the CEO of SentryOne, he achieved remarkable success, doubling the business to $30 million in four years, showcasing his expertise in driving rapid and sustainable growth.

Prior to SolarWinds, Bob played a key role on the operating team of Alpine Investors, acquiring and managing small SaaS companies. He also founded Expressor Software Corporation, a data integration software company, later acquired by QlikTech in 2013. With a career that spans successful IPOs, including Object Design and IONA Technologies, Bob has developed numerous senior software executives, with fourteen of them becoming CEOs of successful software companies.

“I am committed to making VaultSpeed one of the great success stories in data management software. My focus will be on optimizing the Go-To-Market strategy as well as developing an exceptionally strong senior management team.”
Bob Potter
Bob Potter Chairman of the Board

Bob's extensive industry knowledge and expansive network make him the ideal candidate to guide VaultSpeed's journey, especially following the successful completion of the Series A funding round, securing $15.9 million (€15.1 million). This funding, led by Octopus Ventures, one of the largest and most active venture capital investors in the UK and Europe, with additional participation from the existing lead investor Fortino Capital, PMV, and BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity, aims to further expand VaultSpeed’s strong international presence and platform automation capabilities.

Bob Potter joins the existing board members Paul Davidson (Octopus Ventures), Patrick Van Deven (Fortino Capital), Wim Bijnens (Cronos), Piet De Windt (CEO VaultSpeed), and Dirk Vermeiren (CTO VaultSpeed).

“I look forward to working closely with Bob. He brings years of experience and leadership to help speed up our expansion, particularly in the US & the UK."
Piet De Windt
Piet De Windt CEO and Co-Founder of VaultSpeed

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Bob Potter as he embarks on this exciting new chapter with VaultSpeed.


Piet De Windt
CEO & Co-Founder
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VaultSpeed is the Automated Data Transformation solution of choice for leading companies. By combining automation templates, a data modeling GUI and a metadata repository in one platform, VaultSpeed helps businesses improve delivery and maintenance of their cloud data warehouse or lakehouse. With offices in London, Seattle, Leuven and Vilnius, VaultSpeed works with the likes of HDI, Olympus, Eurocontrol or Bleckmann.

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