Birst Appoints New VP of International Markets

San Francisco, CA, – 

Birst Inc., the leader in Cloud BI, today announced that David Gray will join the company as the new Vice President of International Markets. Also announced today is the opening of the company’s newest office located in Woking, close to London. Gray comes from OpenPages where, prior to its acquisition by IBM, he led the EMEA and Asia Pacific operations, overseeing in excess of three hundred percent growth within the business. Gray has over twenty years of sales and sales management experience, with more than a dozen of those years spent focusing on the analytics market. In addition, Gray has led sales teams at some of the world’s leading enterprise software vendors such as Business Objects, Cartesis and IBM. Based in the UK, Gray will be charged with local operations and sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific.

“Birst’s born-in-the-Cloud approach to Business Intelligence is resonating across the globe. As we continue to grow at a tremendous pace and expand into more and more new countries, our customers will benefit greatly from the experience and leadership that David brings to our organization,” said Birst CEO and Co-founder Brad Peters. “David’s experience is a welcome addition to our management team and our customers.”

Birst provides comprehensive business analytics to organizations of all sizes, offering a single, powerful solution that includes everything required for advanced business intelligence and makes the often-cumbersome task of deployment quick and affordable. Birst’s Cloud BI platform empowers business users to make informed decisions quickly.

“As the market for Cloud BI and analytics continues to grow and evolve, so do the markets that are demanding this solution. I am pleased to be a part of this pivotal moment in the market and am even more pleased to be part of it on the Birst team. As the leading Cloud BI and analytics company, Birst is setting the pace of innovation and I’m thrilled to be participating in its next phase of growth and success," said Gray. “I look forward to furthering the momentum Birst has generated thus far and to leading its teams in international markets to continue its success.”

About Birst

Birst is the only enterprise-caliber Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data—all types and sizes. Coupled with the agility of the Cloud, Birst gives business teams the ability to solve real problems. Fast. Find out why Gartner named Birst a Challenger in its most recent BI Magic Quadrant and why more than a thousand businesses rely on Birst for their analytic needs. Learn to think fast at and join the conversation @birstbi.

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For more information, contact:
Stacey Burbach
Point Communications Group for Birst, Inc.