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Silk Announces Appointment of SVP of Global Sales as Part of Senior Leadership Team

Needham, MA – November 8, 2023Silk today announced the appointment of Chris Baddeley as its new Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Baddeley brings an impressive sales background of building sales teams, driving growth, and exceeding revenue targets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chris to the executive team,” said Tom Murphy, Silk’s Chief Business Officer. “His domain expertise, commitment to sales methodologies, and previous success at startups makes him the perfect fit for Silk as we continue to accelerate adoption in the cloud.”

Most recently, Baddeley served as Head of Sales at data lineage leader, Manta. Prior to Manta, was a Regional Sales Director at Cloudera and VP of Worldwide Sales at Cazena, which was acquired by Cloudera. He has also held leadership positions at Chef Software, an early pioneer of the the DevOps movement, and other companies such as MuleSoft, Birst, and SAP.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining the Silk team, as more companies continue to adopt the cloud for their business-critical applications,” said Baddeley. “The demand for increased performance, improved cost-efficiency, and greater manageability for these applications has never been higher. Silk is well-positioned to capitalize on this demand.”

As SVP of Global Sales, Baddeley will manage Silk’s worldwide sales team as well as work closely with the marketing, business development, product, customer success teams, and the entire management team to assist in leading Silk’s aggressive growth plans.


About Silk

The Silk Data Virtualization Platform gives demanding workloads up to 10x faster performance in the cloud. Without refactoring, applications can run in the public cloud without compromising on performance or overspending to mitigate risk. Industry leaders in ecommerce, SaaS, FinTech, and healthcare trust Silk with their business-critical workloads to get the ultra-fast speed customers demand. Silk is headquartered outside of Boston, MA. To learn more, visit www.silk.us.

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