Big Data Leader Qubole Continues to Grow, Adds Senior Sales Director

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Qubole™, a provider of the next generation Cloud Big Data platform, has announced the appointment of Geoff Lunsford as Senior Director of World Wide Sales. He will be reporting directly to the CEO and will be focused on growing the demand for Qubole’s flagship product, the Qubole Data Service (QDS) platform.

“I am very excited to have Geoff on our team,” said Qubole CEO Ashish Thusoo. “His domain knowledge combined with his proven track record growing successful sales organizations makes him the perfect fit to drive significant revenue growth for Qubole.”

Geoff Lunsford has enjoyed a 15 year career in solution sales in a variety of industries, from Telecommunications to Data Center Services and from Hardware to Software Solutions. He has also been a featured speaker at numerous Big Data, CIO Summits and Java-related events.

Geoff comes to Qubole from Terracotta, a leading in-memory data management company, where he was responsible for leading the Americas sales organization. He brings crucial leadership experience in commercial sales, inside sales, the channel ecosystem and the Fed/SLED markets. During his tenure with Terracotta, software & services sales revenues consistently grew year over year by more than 300%. Mr. Lunsford also spent five years at Red Hat, where he managed the Florida market for all customer-related activities including sales, consulting and training. Geoff joined Red Hat through the acquisition of JBoss, where he focused on strategic vertical markets and was responsible for the sales activities in the northeast area of the United States.

“The future of Big Data is in the Cloud,” said Geoff Lunsford. "Qubole Data Service exemplifies why – it’s easy to deploy and has low barriers to entry, so our customers can get up and running within hours. I joined Qubole because I believe that QDS is a real game-changer.”

For more information on Qubole Data Service, please visit Geoff at the Qubole booth at the Amazon Re:Invent conference, November 12-15 in Las Vegas, or at

About Qubole

Qubole provides a managed Big Data service that makes it simple to prepare, integrate and explore Big Data in the cloud. Founded by the creators of Apache Hive and former managers of Facebook’s data infrastructure team, Qubole is trusted by the largest brands in social media, online advertising, gaming and other data-intensive companies such as Pinterest, Quora, MediaMath and TubeMogul.

Qubole’s flagship solution, Qubole Data Service (QDS), runs on a fast, auto-scaling Hadoop cluster with built-in data connectors and a graphical user-interface for Hive, Pig, Oozie and Sqoop. QDS makes it easy to inspect data, author and execute queries, and convert queries into scheduled jobs.


Walter Paley