Software-as-a-service (SaaS) business intelligence analytics and reporting provider GoodData has added former VMware (VMW) executive Pete Godbole as its new chief financial officer. Godbole previously served as CFO for VMware's end user computing business and brings over two decades of financial operations experience to GoodData.

"As GoodData continues to grow rapidly, we need operational excellence and direction to help us scale efficiently," GoodData CEO Roman Stanek said in a prepared statement. "Pete has an impressive track record in scaling fast-paced enterprise software companies. I am excited to welcome Pete Godbole as we continue to expand our cloud BI platform to better serve our customers."

Godbole also has held financial planning and operations positions with:

  • Autotask
  • Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
  • Hyperion

GoodData said Godbole will oversee its finance, IT and legal operations.

"[Godbole] will continue to help GoodData scale its business among leading enterprises and prepare the company for dramatic growth," a GoodData spokesperson told Talkin' Cloud. "GoodData will gain Godbole's operational and strategic expertise in building processes that support [scalability], customer success and strategic growth. Godbole will continue to support GoodData's SaaS model for long-term, stable growth."

What does Godbole's addition mean for GoodData and its customers?

Enterprises use GoodData's Open Analytics Platform to deliver end-to-end cloud analytics to more than 140,000 users.

Godbole said he believes he can help GoodData scale its business model and extend its reach in the cloud analytics market.

"GoodData's business intelligence platform is already the industry standard for cloud analytics and will continue to grow as our engagements expand and we work with new enterprise customers," he added. "I am excited to help GoodData continue to scale its business model and help capitalize on the incredible opportunity in BI created by the movement to the cloud."

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