RapidMiner Appoints Analytics Executive and Thought Leader Michele Chambers as President and Chief Operating Officer

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Prominent Strategist and Visionary in Modern Analytics Brings Marketing and Product Leadership to Fast Growing Open Source Analytics Provider

BOSTON Sept. 16, 2014Pioneering predictive analytics leader RapidMiner today announced that Michele Chambers has joined its executive team as president and chief operations officer (COO). Chambers brings more than 25 years of high-tech experience to her role at RapidMiner, and is a twice-published author in the subject of modern analytics. At RapidMiner, she is responsible for marketing, products and global strategy. Chambers will report directly to RapidMiner CEO and Co-Founder Ingo Mierswa.

“Michele’s arrival signals our continued success in building out a world-class leadership team at RapidMiner,” explained Mierswa. “Her broad experience in leading market strategy, go-to-market, and product management at disruptive and innovative analytic companies will accelerate our growth in commercial markets as well as our thriving and growing community. We are very excited to have Michele on our team.”

Chambers is an experienced thought leader in the field of analytics, with a wealth of expertise from her previous work at fast growth, venture-backed technology companies. Most recently, she held executive positions at MemSQL, Revolution Analytics and Netezza, which was acquired by IBM for $1.7B in 2010.

“RapidMiner is clearly a dominant leader in the next generation of modern analytic platforms, which simultaneously empowers data scientists while making powerful analytics more accessible to business analysts,” said Chambers. “RapidMiner’s approach to predictive analytics is truly revolutionary, making it simple to accelerate the creation and deployment of high value, innovative analytics using any data on any platform. I’m looking forward to guiding the company through the next stage of phenomenal growth.”

Most recently, Chambers was the vice-president of marketing at MemSQL, the leader of distributed, in-memory databases, where she was responsible for branding, demand generation, and marketing strategy. While at Revolution Analytics, Chambers led the strategy, product management and product marketing for the commercial distributor of R. Prior to that, as the GM and VP of Analytics, she was responsible for the phenomenally successful launch and go-to-market of Netezza Analytics, and the transition into the IBM Big Data portfolio.

Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Nova University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Duke University.