23 January 2014

Pentaho Opens New Office in London, UK

London – 22 January 2014 - Silicon Valley-based business analytics software company Pentaho has chosen London to establish its European sales and marketing base from a shortlist of cities that included Dublin and Amsterdam. Pentaho chose London primarily for its unparalleled talent pool of available, multilingual software industry professionals skilled in sales and marketing. Pentaho’s London office will officially open on February 1, 2014.

Due to the company’s ambitious expansion plans, Pentaho looked for a space that offered considerable flexibility, scalability and hiring options as the company grows. Currently Europe contributes 35 percent of Pentaho’s overall revenue and the company expects this to increase as Eurozone economies recover.

Doug Johnson, Pentaho’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer elaborates: “With the new office located near several major transport hubs including King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston train and Tube stations, it’s feasible to draw on a talent pool that includes most of London and the tech-rich Buckinghamshire suburbs. Another advantage is that most of Pentaho’s key business partners in the big data analytics market including Cloudera and MongoDB are located in London.”

Initially fifteen people will work out of the new office including recent executive hires Paul Scholey, sales director, EMEA and Laura Coles, Director, EMEA, APAC Marketing. The inside sales representatives (ISRs) team will be recruiting three new London-based hires over 2014. Phil Davies also joined Pentaho’s London-based team last month as Alliances Director, EMEA and APAC. 

Pentaho has been growing aggressively in Europe for the past two years and has built the European operation to approximately 60 employees in sales, marketing, development, customer support and consulting, most of whom are based in the UK, Germany, Portugal, France, the Netherlands and Belgium. Pentaho’s European customers include BOS, Brussels Airport, HouseTrip, Leaders in Oncology Care, Lufthansa, Mainzer Volksbank eG, Spreadshirt, St. Antonius Hospital and TravelTainment.

Davy Nys, VP EMEA & APAC, Pentaho commented, “As more public and private sector organisations in Europe embrace the commercial open source model, we are really starting to steal market share from more established players in business analytics. The London office is just one in a series of moves we are making to build the kind of infrastructure we need to support our rapidly growing European client base.”

Source: Pentaho