Mautic Adds Former Netezza CEO, Jit Saxena, to its Board of Directors
Open Source Leader Welcomes Serial Tech Entrepreneur to its Board, as it Emerges to Disrupt the Marketing Automation Market
June 8, 2017 -- Mautic, the leader in modern marketing automation, announced today that Jit Saxena, founder and former CEO of Netezza, has joined Mautic’s Board of Directors. Saxena has more than 35 years experience, including serving most recently on the boards for Actifio, Applause, Apptegic, and Demandware.
He joins Mautic’s Board at a time when the company is expanding its go-to-market efforts. In the past few months, the company has been added to several watchlists of the most promising startups. In the summer of 2016, Mautic announced a $5M A Round, led by Underscore and G20.
"Jit has an incredible track record of success -- as an entrepreneur, an investor and a board member of technology companies" said Matt Johnston, Mautic’s CEO and co-founder. "Mautic is disrupting the marketing automation market with a modern, open solution, which is a great fit for a thoughtful provocateur like Jit. Having him join our Board will further Mautic’s momentum and adoption as a much-needed alternative to the traditional status quo solutions.”
Saxena founded Netezza in 2000, where he served as CEO and then chairman. While under his leadership, he helped Netezza emerge as a fast-growing public company resulting in acquisition by IBM in 2009 for $1.78 billion. Netezza successfully pioneered the development of data warehousing appliances and remains a leading provider of high-performance data warehousing and analytics applications for enterprise businesses worldwide.
Prior to his successful run with Netezza, Jit was CEO and founder of Applix Inc which went public in 1994 and was later was acquired by Cognos/IBM. Jit earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from IIT Mumbai; a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University; and an MBA from Boston University.