GridGain Appoints Mark Mszanski as Executive Vice President of Sales

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – Aug. 29, 2017GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, today announced the appointment of Mark Mszanski as Executive Vice President of Sales. Mszanski has more than 25 years of executive management experience in sales and operations at both startups and large-scale software companies. He will be responsible for leading GridGain’s global sales efforts.

“We have averaged triple-digit annual sales growth over the past four years, and demand for our in-memory computing platform continues to soar,” said Abe Kleinfeld, President and CEO of GridGain. “Mark brings the vision and experience we need to continue building on this growth by exploring new markets, building highly effective teams, and utilizing innovative strategies to deliver value to customers. He is a great fit for our team, and we are excited to have him onboard.”

Mszanski specializes in recruiting, developing and leading geographically dispersed sales teams and developing highly effective go-to-market strategies. Prior to GridGain, he was Vice President of Sales for Financial Services and Eastern Region at Akana Software Inc., a leader in the API Management and Application Services Governance space that was recently purchased by Rogue Wave Software. At Akana, Mszanski transformed the sales organization for growth and quota attainment, securing Fortune 500 accounts. Before Akana, Mszanski was Vice President of Financial Services for Kony America’s Solutions Inc., where he built and managed a team focused on Financial Services in the U.S. and Latin America. His sales team accounted for 50 percent of Kony’s total revenue. Prior to Kony, Mszanski held executive management positions at Evolven Software Inc., Hewlett Packard Company, DataSynapse Inc., BEA Systems, Inc., and more.

“Having just been ranked #187 on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, GridGain is at the beginning of a tremendous growth curve,” said Mszanski. “Organizations must transform IT to meet the extreme speed and scale that their application users now demand, and GridGain offers them a cost-effective path to doing this with almost zero disruption to their existing systems and processes. Moving to in-memory computing is a strategy that every IT organization will need to consider.”

About GridGain Systems

GridGain Systems is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering an in-memory computing platform built on Apache® Ignite™. GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial, software, e-commerce, retail, online business services, healthcare, telecom and other major sectors, with a client list that includes Barclays, ING, Misys, IHS Markit, Workday, and Huawei. GridGain delivers unprecedented speed and massive scalability to both legacy and greenfield applications. Deployed on a distributed cluster of commodity servers, GridGain software can reside between the application and data layers (RDBMS, NoSQL and Apache® Hadoop®), requiring no rip-and-replace of the existing databases, or it can be deployed as an in-memory transactional SQL database. GridGain is the most comprehensive in-memory computing platform for high-volume ACID transactions, real-time analytics, web-scale applications and HTAP. For more information, visit

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