MarkLogic User Conference, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — April 26, 2011 — MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced that Keith Carlson has joined the company as executive vice president of global services and alliances. In this role, Carlson will oversee the services, training, and alliances teams. Carlson brings more than 25 years of success in growing service and software companies in Silicon Valley.
“We are pleased to welcome Keith to MarkLogic, where his team will play an integral role in the growth trajectory of the company,” said Ken Bado, president and CEO, MarkLogic. “Keith’s philosophy is simple and matches what we believe at MarkLogic – that the services team plays a critical role in leveraging the sale and successful adoption of our software. He’ll focus on making customers successful, enabling sales to drive more opportunities, and keeping an eye on product opportunities to package and deliver to market. As finding ways to manage unstructured information and big data become the mantra, MarkLogic will take its rightful place in leading the way in providing solutions to tackle these issues head-on.”
Carlson began his career at Accenture, where he worked his way up from Staff Consultant to Senior Partner. In 1994, he founded Accenture’s highly successful partnership with Siebel Systems. Under Keith’s leadership, Accenture’s Siebel practice grew to 1,000 professionals and $400M in annual sales in 6 years. Carlson left Accenture to pursue a passion for building high growth technology companies; his record of accomplishment includes several successful companies, most recently as CEO of Growth Stage Partners.
“MarkLogic has products that are like none other on the market,” said Carlson. “These are solutions that enable customers to tackle today’s big data and unstructured information challenges. I am excited to work with MarkLogic’s brilliant team of professionals as we seek to delight our customers with our professional services capabilities and leverage the power of alliances to create a true growth engine for the company.”
Prior to Growth Stage Partners, Carlson was president and CEO of Innotas, a privately held SaaS software company. Previously, Carlson held executive positions at Traiana, Mercury Interactive, Kintana, and DigitalThink.
Carlson has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University.