Hazelcast, a real-time data platform, has announced the appointment of Karen Smith as Chief Revenue Officer and Tamzyn Furse as Chief People Officer. These additions to the Hazelcast leadership team are focused on accelerating the company’s continued growth by enabling the real-time economy.
Smith joins Hazelcast from Uniphore which recently raised a $400 million Series E round. While at Uniphore, Smith led the sales organization and helped the company grow more than 700% in size over two years.
Furse is a highly experienced global senior HR leader who came to Hazelcast from Emarsys, the largest independent marketing platform globally, before being acquired by SAP in 2020. Her ability to grow, develop and retain world-class talent will be critical to the company’s ambitious hiring targets.
In March 2022, the latest updates to the Hazelcast Platform were announced and expanded the capabilities for combining data streaming with an in-memory data store to enable customers to enrich and unify streaming data as it arrives with the historical context in real-time.