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Chris Harrington Joins Domo Founder and CEO Josh James as Company President
Reunited And It Feels So Good
Silicon Slopes, Utah – September 19, 2012 – “You can be my wingman any time.”…“Bull! You can be mine.”
A version of this conversation is how Josh James and Chris Harrington greeted each other recently. It's not clear who said which line, but what is clear is they are flying together again and ready to do some “communicating” with the competition.
Harrington officially joins Domo as company president today. He will also be joining Domo’s board of directors.
The duo flew side-by-side for eight years at Omniture, the web analytics and online marketing powerhouse that James cofounded in 1996, took public in 2006, and sold to Adobe Systems in 2009 for $1.8 billion. During that time, Omniture grew to serve more than 5,000 customers globally and made the Inc. 500 for four consecutive years. It was the fastest growing or second-fastest growing public software company globally for three years in a row, and was the number one returning investment out of 1,008 venture capital investments made in 2004. Omniture was also the number two performing enterprise technology IPO of 2006.
Harrington, as Omniture’s president of worldwide sales and client services from 2002-2009, drove Omniture’s annual recurring revenue from $4 million to more than $500 million, and had full responsibility for all customer-facing and revenue-generating activities throughout the company. He served as senior vice president of sales for Americas enterprise for two years following Adobe’s acquisition of Omniture.
Omniture, focused solely on online marketers, was the number two SaaS company and the undisputed leader in the crowded web analytics space. Domo is serving a much larger market as it looks to redefine business intelligence. With Harrington joining Domo’s executive ranks, the collective experience of this startup’s senior management team resembles that of a well-established multi-billion dollar software company.
Back together, James and Harrington will focus on accelerating Domo’s growth by bringing the value of real-time data to business users across the enterprise.
“This time around, I wanted to build a bigger company than what we created at Omniture and be part of a game-changing organization that could forever re-define the face of enterprise technology,” said Harrington. “With a tremendous market in front of us and a product team that’s created a solution that’s truly differentiated, Domo has the potential to leave an imprint that’s far more significant than any other opportunity I’ve seen. THAT truly excites me and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Domo.”
“Starsky and Hutch, Ponch and Jon, Laverne and Shirley, and Dirty Harry and his .44 Magnum – some pairs work really, really well together,” said James. “I’m thrilled Chris is joining us at Domo. We’re going after a huge space where the competitive action will definitely heat up. With Chris as president, I can guarantee two things: we’ll be going after this opportunity as hard as we can, and we’ll be having a lot of fun doing it.”
Domo is a cloud-based executive management platform that gives users direct, real-time access to all the business information they care about, all in one place.
With $63 million in funding, Domo is backed by an all-star list of angels and investors including Benchmark Capital, IVP, Andreessen Horowitz, Ron Conway and David Lee of SV Angel, Hummer Winblad, plus the who’s who of SaaS and Internet technology.
Domo’s founding team consists of some of the most sought after talent in the industry with experience that includes Amazon, American Express, Ancestry.com, eBay, Endeca, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, MLB.com, Omniture, salesforce.com and SAP.
For more information, visit http://www.domo.com/.
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Julie Kehoe, VP of Communications