Soda, the data quality company, has today announced the appointment of Koen Van Duyse as Head of Customer, a new executive role for the company. Joining from Collibra, Van Duyse takes responsibility for shaping and implementing the company’s strategic customer and partner relations efforts from the United States, supporting Soda’s global ecosystem and community that includes customers and contributors across financial services, ecommerce, healthcare, I.T., and retail.
With more than 15 years’ experience working in the data management space, Van Duyse most recently served as Vice President, Partner Success at Collibra, where he developed and led major partner relationships with AWS, Google and Snowflake. Prior to that, Van Duyse led APAC pre-sales for Wolters Kluwer, building and managing a large team of pre-sales engineers focused on ensuring customer success for its financial and risk products.
“The way organizations are working with data is fundamentally changing, with the ability to master the discovery, management and use of data now a central component to becoming a modern digital enterprise. To do this effectively, data teams need access to the right tools, modern solutions, and approaches to derive maximum value from their data,” explains Van Duyse. “I believe Soda is at the forefront of this change, with the technology and user-first vision to enable this new world. My mission is to work with our global team of customer engineers to solve critical data quality challenges for organizations and equip them with the tools they need to become world class data-informed businesses built for the modern age.”
Joining a rapidly growing US team, Van Duyse will drive the overall vision and implementation of Soda’s global user program. Drawing on his extensive track record of successfully working with leading brands and organizations in the data management space, he will lead strategy development for Soda’s extended global partner relations ecosystem, enabling any customer infrastructure requirement with regional solution provider and implementation support from leading players in the space including AWS, dbt, and Snowflake.
“Soda has a user-first approach with a goal to incentivize everyone to share and use reliable, high-quality data. We plan to achieve this by continuing to put our customers at the center of our business as we scale,” explained Maarten Masschelein, CEO & Co-founder, Soda. “Koen’s understanding of our culture and core values, combined with his expertise as a proven leader with a remarkable track record of customer success will be key as we position Soda to embrace the opportunities ahead of us. We’re very excited to welcome Koen on board as we look forward to our next phase of international growth.”
Soda is the data quality platform that delivers end-to-end data quality management to detect, prevent, and resolve data issues. Soda is built to empower everyone to produce, share, and use reliable, high-quality data to improve decision making in a data-informed culture. Soda’s platform has received industry recognition from Gartner, Thoughtspot, and Sifted. Soda serves over 100 active customers and contributors around the world. For more information, visit soda.io.