– USA, CA – Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, today announced it has appointed Christal Bemont, former chief revenue officer at SAP Concur, to the Board of Directors as its CEO.
“I’m thrilled to have Christal join as Talend’s CEO. She will be instrumental in accelerating our cloud transformation and broader go-to-market strategy. I worked closely with Christal at Concur and at SAP, where she helped to scale a startup into a $1B+ cloud business. The board is confident that her leadership skills, cloud market knowledge, and deep SaaS expertise will help Talend execute against the opportunity in front of it.” said Steve Singh, Chairman of the Board of Talend.
Mike Tuchen, who led Talend is stepping down as CEO, effective immediately, and will remain on the Board of Directors.
“As Talend’s CEO, Mike successfully implemented a multi-year strategy, growing the company to nearly $250M in revenue and transforming it into a leader in cloud integration. Over the past 18 months, Mike led Talend’s transformation to the cloud and achievement of our goal of reaching over half of new ARR from the cloud in the fourth quarter. I’d like to thank him for his vision and guidance in positioning the company to take advantage of a large global opportunity,” said Steve Singh, Chairman of the Board of Talend.
Talend also announced that Nanci Caldwell is stepping down from its Board of Directors.
“I want to thank Nanci for her incredible contribution to Talend; it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with her,” said Steve Singh. “Nanci’s extensive experience in the IT industry and on public boards has been invaluable.”
About Christal Bemont
Bemont brings to Talend significant expertise in leading go-to-market strategies scaling cloud businesses. She has a demonstrated track record in digital transformation, new market expansion, channel and partner collaboration, and creating operational efficiency.
As chief revenue officer at SAP Concur, Bemont oversaw a business spanning a global footprint of over 90+ countries and was responsible for the development and execution of all go-to-market strategies to drive and sustain 25+% annual revenue growth. Prior to that role, Bemont held a series of sales and leadership positions across the company’s enterprise and SMB segments over a 15-year tenure. Earlier in her career, Bemont served in a number of capacities focused on customer success and improving business operations at Motorola. She also previously worked for Adexs, Extensity, and Clarify.
“The cloud plays an increasingly essential role in delivering business insights to the enterprise, and Talend plays an equally important role by providing the industry’s only cloud platform that removes the major hurdles preventing companies from using data as a strategic asset. Talend is now in a unique position to attack what has become a multi-billion-dollar cloud market opportunity,” said Christal Bemont, Talend CEO. “I’m delighted to be joining the company and look forward to working with my leadership team and a talented group of employees to leverage Talend’s cloud momentum and drive the business forward.”
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