REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 28, 2015) - Alation, Inc., the data accessibility company, today announced Eric Brisson as vice president of customer development and Stephanie McReynolds as vice president of marketing. The executive appointments strengthen Alation's leadership as the company scales to support rapid growth and customer demand.

Eric joins Alation with more than 20 years of executive and angel investment experience, ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to Alation, Eric held a number of sales executive positions at ILOG (acquired by IBM), where he was responsible for the 200+ million revenue growth at the company as executive vice president of worldwide sales and services. Most recently, Eric has been an angel investor in a number of startups in the U.S. and France. At Alation, he will drive the company's sales strategy and execution, along with business and customer development.

Stephanie brings more than 15 years of industry experience, most recently serving as vice president of marketing at Trifacta, where she was responsible for strategic, corporate and product marketing. Prior, Stephanie held leadership positions at data market leaders including Teradata, Oracle and Business Objects (acquired by SAP). In her role at Alation, Stephanie will be responsible for overseeing and defining marketing strategy to support sales and business development.

Stephanie and Eric expand a seasoned executive team that includes leadership from Apple, Google and Oracle. The new executive additions follow the company's exit from stealth earlier this year to simplify data access and accelerate time-to-insight for everyone inside of an organization. Combining the power of machine learning with human insight, Alation centralizes an organization's knowledge of data making it easy for users to find, understand and use the right data.

Alation is used by some of the world's largest data-driven organizations, with tens of thousands of employees, petabytes of data and hundreds of databases. Alation customers include eBay, Square, MarketShare, Inflection and Invoice2Go, among others.

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"At Alation, we're changing the way people think about and interact with data to bring key insights to data-driven companies faster -- it is more than a technology problem, it is also addressing a cultural and organizational shift to a world in which everyone is an analyst, and data is freely accessible. Stephanie and Eric are phenomenal partners to help us achieve our vision. With their previous experience and proven success, they'll be integral to helping us tell our story." 
- Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, Alation

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About Alation
Alation's enterprise data accessibility platform empowers employees inside of data-driven organizations to find, understand, use, and govern data for better, faster business decisions. Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who's using it and how it's used. Founded in 2012 by former executives and engineers at Google, Oracle and Apple, Alation is based in sunny Redwood City and funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare, and some of the world's largest finance and retail firms. For more information, visit

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