Grant brings to MapD more than 20 years of expertise in the software industry. Prior to joining MapD he was the CMO of Anaplan through its hyper-growth period 2015 to 2017. In that time Anaplan grew its customer base 400% and global headcount expanded from 200 to 700. Prior to Anaplan, Grant served as global Vice President and General Manager of the Marketing and CRM Software group at enterprise software company Infor. Before that, Grant was CEO, President and Co-Founder of Orbis, a SaaS-based marketing software company that was acquired by Infor in 2012.
Grant holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University.
EVP and CMO
September 28, 2017. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Grant Halloran has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at MapD. The search was led by Michael Cunningham.
MapD, or “Massively Parallel Database,” is an analytic platform that can query and visualize big data up to 1000x faster than other systems. It does this by leveraging the massive parallelism of commodity GPUs to execute SQL queries over multi-billion row data sets with millisecond response times. Depending on the use case, MapD can be used as a standalone lightning-fast SQL database, or with its own visualization front end called MapD Immerse for ultra-interactive data exploration, or with BI offerings like Tableau. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.
We’re delighted to have Grant join our leadership team. His approach to balancing strategy with pragmatic execution, domain expertise with platforms, energy and track record will help take MapD through the next phase of rapid growth and beyond.
I’m very excited and humbled by the opportunity to work alongside the great team we have here at MapD. MapD’s revolutionary technology is awe-inspiring, as it helps reveal the hidden value in massive data sets. Before MapD, those were simply too large to be interactively analyzed. Every major organization has a need for this specialized analytics, so I believe the market opportunity for MapD is very large.
Grant is an accomplished marketing leader who will help MapD differentiate itself in the big data space. He is a savvy businessperson who has successfully scaled businesses before, and that experience will be invaluable as he helps drive the go-to-market strategy and growth of the organization.