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Kinetica Hires Dean Neese as Chief Financial Officer

New Leadership Hire Supports Kinetica’s Growth and Continued Focus on Building World-Class Leadership Team to Scale the Company Across Global Markets
San Francisco, CAFebruary 25, 2020

Kinetica, the leading Active Analytics Platform for the modern digital economy, announced the appointment of Dean Neese as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) today. The new hire reflects an intentional strategy of hiring seasoned executives to scale the company and to support Kinetica’s relationships within the G2000.

Kinetica’s Active Analytics Platform brings together all key elements of dynamic analytics in a unified platform: historical data analytics, streaming data analytics, location intelligence, and artificial intelligence, which has led the company to triple-digit growth year-over-year since its inception, and has grown a global customer base that is split evenly between the U.S. and international markets. Neese, along with recent CRO hire Tom Addis, reinforces Kinetica’s world-class leadership team, and will oversee Kinetica’s financial activities while driving strategic initiatives for growth. He will report directly to CEO Paul Appleby.

“The addition of Dean Neese, a seasoned and strategic executive, will further deepen the company’s financial strategy and planning, and will lay the groundwork to raise capital for future corporate activities,” said Paul Appleby, CEO. “Kinetica is taking on problems that corporate heavyweights worldwide had previously deemed impossible to solve. Dean’s extensive experience will prove to be a great asset in serving these global corporations, and shepherding Kinetica’s rapid growth.”

Across his thirty year career in finance and strategy, Neese has seen great success, including executing over 30 acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and IPOs worldwide, as well as taking a leadership role in two Series E investment rounds. Prior to joining Kinetica, Neese spent several years as CFO of Qubole, where he led financing rounds and debt facilities. Prior to Qubole, Neese was the CFO of Shape Security, where he managed finance, human resources, and operations. Neese was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at DocuSign, where he led its international growth strategy through several acquisitions.

“Data is the business world’s most valuable asset, and Kinetica can help transform the world’s largest organizations into data-driven companies,” said Dean Neese, CFO. “I’m excited to join a blue chip executive team at a rapidly growing company in an explosive and exciting industry, and look forward to building the next true category disruptor.”

About Kinetica

Kinetica is the creator of the real-time analytical database for time series and spatial workloads with the unrivaled scale, speed and specialized analytics required for harnessing value from sensor and machine data. Many of the world's largest companies across the public sector, financial services, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, retail, automotive and beyond rely on Kinetica to create new location-driven solutions to outperform the competition, including the US Air Force, USPS, Citibank, T-Mobile, and others. Kinetica is a privately-held company, backed by leading global venture capital firms Canvas Ventures, Citi Ventures, GreatPoint Ventures, and Meritech Capital Partners. Kinetica has a rich partner ecosystem, including AWS, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel, Dell, Tableau, and Oracle. For more information and to try Kinetica, visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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