ThoughtSpot Appoints new SVP of Sales and SVP of Business Operations as Growth Skyrockets

Brian McCarthy and David Freeman join ThoughtSpot to help scale the company and accelerate growth as it expands around the globe

PALO ALTO, Calif. — October 10, 2018 — Today ThoughtSpot, the leader in search and AI-driven analytics for the enterprise, announced an expansion of it’s executive team, adding two new executives to the senior leadership team as the company continues to grow around the globe.

New Executives Join ThoughtSpot. Brian McCarthy joins the company as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and David Freeman joins as Senior Vice President of Business Operations.  

  • Brian McCarthy, SVP of Worldwide Sales will help scale the rapidly growing sales team as ThoughtSpot enters new markets, serving most recently as President at Qlik and VP of Sales at AppDynamics.

  • David Freeman, SVP of Business Operations will drive operational excellence across ThoughtSpot, most previously serving as VP Operations at Nutanix.

Thoughts from the Top

“In today’s digital world, velocity is like oxygen to businesses. To compete, businesses cannot wait on days or weeks old data to make decisions,” said Sudheesh Nair, CEO, ThoughtSpot. “We’re building a completely new approach to analytics predicated on search and AI. Both Brian and David understand how to help customers embrace disruptive technology, and will bring the agile leadership needed to take ThoughtSpot to the next level.”

“In every industry, businesses are clamoring for innovative ways to get data into the hands of every employee to make better decisions,” said Brian McCarthy, SVP of Worldwide Sales. “By leveraging search and artificial intelligence, ThoughtSpot’s platform makes it possible for anyone, regardless of their technical sophistication, to answer data questions on their own in a matter of seconds. I’m excited to join a company transforming the way the world uses data.”

“Bringing true disruption to the market requires not only transformational ideas, but the ability to successfully execute them,” said David Freeman, SVP of Business Operations. “As soon as I saw ThoughtSpot’s technology in action, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to scale around the globe while revolutionizing the way the world uses data.”

On the Heels of Explosive Growth and Market Traction

McCarthy and Freeman join ThoughtSpot as the company continues to rapidly expand into new geographies, add senior talent, and enterprise adoption of its platform soars. In the past six months, the company has seen significant momentum, including:

  • New CEO: Sudheesh Nair, former Nutanix president, joined ThoughtSpot as CEO in July

  • Huge Funding Round: closed a $145M Series D funding round in May, taking funding to over $300M

  • Prestigious Market Recognition: named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 most important cloud companies in the world by Forbes Magazine

  • Enterprise Adoption: mounting enterprise adoption, particularly amongst the Global 2000, helped drive a record 180% revenue growth in Q4, YoY

About ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot, the leader in search & AI-driven analytics for the enterprise, is helping the largest companies in the world succeed in the digital era by putting the power of a thousand analysts in every business person's hands. With ThoughtSpot’s next-generation analytics platform, business people can use Google-like search to easily analyze complex, large-scale enterprise data and get trusted insights to questions they didn’t know to ask, automatically - all with a single click. ThoughtSpot connects with any on-premise, cloud, big data, or desktop data source, deploying 85 percent faster than legacy technologies. Customers like Amway, Bed Bath and Beyond, BT, Celebrity Cruises, Chevron Federal Credit Union, De Beers, PetCo and Scotiabank have put ThoughtSpot at the core of their business processes. With ThoughtSpot, business leaders and frontline workers alike have made more than 3 million data informed decisions per year.

ThoughtSpot was co-founded in 2012 by Ajeet Singh, former co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Nutanix, the largest tech IPO of 2016, and is currently led by CEO Sudheesh Nair. With a founding team coming from Google, Amazon, and Facebook, ThoughtSpot has raised over $300M in funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Geodesic Capital, and Capital One Growth Ventures. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, with offices in Seattle, London, and Bangalore. For more information please visit

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