Former Google Executive Brings Impressive Expertise Across EMEA Growth Markets
Databricks, the lakehouse company, today announced the appointment of Samuel Bonamigo as Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. In this role, Samuel will pull from his decades of experience in running EMEA growth markets at Salesforce, from various leadership roles at Oracle, and most recently, Google.
Samuel joins Databricks at a time of significant growth. The company crossed a $1B revenue run-rate over the past few months and now has more than 7,000 customers worldwide. The EMEA team has over 800 employees with key customers including Shell, Rolls Royce and LaLiga.
“Samuel’s expertise in scaling EMEA growth markets is pivotal to our continued success and momentum in the region,” says Andy Kofoid, President of Global Field Operations at Databricks. “We’ve recently opened a new Berlin office and are seeing growth in markets such as Italy and the Nordics. Samuel’s experience will prove invaluable in growing our EMEA business even further and helping local customers realise the potential of the Databricks Lakehouse. We are excited to welcome him to the executive team.”
Based in France, Samuel joins Databricks from Google, where he most recently served as EMEA South VP for GCP helping to grow the team, manage large partnerships, and work with the entire ecosystem of partners and GSIs.
“I’m thrilled to join Databricks and I really think we are in the early days of the potential for growth in the EMEA region,” says Samuel Bonamigo, SVP & GM EMEA, Databricks. “The impact we are going to make over the next year as more customers adopt our Lakehouse architecture will be huge. I can’t wait to see the continued impact that we will have on customers across all industries, as data and AI are increasingly needed to transform businesses and solve some of the world’s toughest problems.”
In addition to Samuel’s appointment, Databricks has scaled its leadership team significantly in EMEA over the last few months welcoming Michael Green, VP for Northern Europe to the London office. Bringing decades of experience from Salesforce, Michael will oversee the scaling of the UK & Ireland, Benelux, and Nordics businesses. Michele Guglielmo also joined as a Senior Director, Sales for Italy and Spain to help grow the Mediterranean region. Michael Nösges joins from Snowflake as RVP for Switzerland, Austria & Eastern Europe. Finally, the EMEA team also welcomed two Field CTOs – Dael Williamson and Robin Sutara. Williamson and Sutara will support some of EMEA’s largest customers in their adoption and implementation of the lakehouse architecture.
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