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Silk Announces Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer to Accelerate Growth

Needham, Mass., Nov. 8, 2022Silk, the leading platform for accelerating the flow of mission-critical data on the cloud, announced the appointment of Tom Murphy as chief marketing officer. Murphy brings over 20 years of experience in software marketing, with a proven track record creating successful go-to-market strategies, advancing brand recognition, and scaling marketing efforts at various Boston-based startups including Turbonomic, a resource-simulation software company acquired by IBM. Before that, he held the CMO role at Bradford Networks, Relicore, and Bit9.

“Tom is a seasoned marketing pro and a great addition to the Silk team,” said Dani Golan, Silk’s CEO. “With an extensive background in marketing and IT, Tom will be a tremendous asset as we scale our business and better support the needs of an ever-expanding industry that is in a constant state of change.”

As CMO, Murphy will focus on building upon the go-to-market strategy alongside the sales team, and overseeing marketing operations including demand generation, content, partner and customer marketing, corporate communications, events, and branding.

“The future of almost any industry—from healthcare to retail and financial services—is in the cloud, and joining a company that supports organizations in their cloud endeavors was a no-brainer,” said Murphy. “Silk’s unique business model and its commitment to ensuring the highest level of service for its customers as they face complex challenges not only intrigues me, but it’s what set the company apart. I’m thrilled to be part of the team.”

Cloud spending is on track to surpass $1 trillion by 2025, partly due to urgent changes to business operations driven by the pandemic, which accelerated cloud adoption timelines for many companies. Silk customers have a global footprint and represent some of the fastest-growing segments including retail, healthcare, financial services, and insurance.

For more information, visit https://silk.us/.

About Silk

The Silk Cloud DB Virtualization Platform gives demanding workloads 10x faster performance on the cloud compared to native cloud alone. It is a virtualization layer that sits between the underlying cloud infrastructure and customers’ workloads. Without refactoring, workloads such as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and industry-specific applications can move onto the GCP and Azure cloud while massively improving user experience. Industry leaders in e-commerce, software publishing, FinTech, and healthcare trust Silk with their mission-critical workloads to get the ultra-fast speeds their customers demand. Silk is headquartered outside of Boston, MA. To learn more, visit silk.us.


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