PALO ALTO, Calif., April 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wavefront, the world's most powerful real-time data analytics platform, today announced the appointment of Pete Cittadini as CEO. Cittadini brings 30 years of experience as an enterprise software executive, including two decades heading Actuate Corporation, a leading data analytics provider. He replaces interim CEO and co-founder Sam Pullara, who will return to his role as managing director of Sutter Hill Ventures.
"Pete has been the driving force behind Actuate's success. Now, he will set Wavefront's strategy to become the first billion-dollar company in the sector. I look forward to Pete's leadership at the company," Pullara said.
"I am thrilled with the opportunity in front of Wavefront and understand its magnitude. Wavefront is set to grow rapidly to become a leader in the APM market by continuing to innovate and creating multiple value propositions for both clients and consumers. I look forward to working with the Wavefront team to building a world class enterprise software company," Cittadini said.
Cittadini spent 20 years as president and CEO of Actuate, a San Mateo-based firm offering powerful open-source data analytics and visualization software. He joined Actuate when it was a young startup in 1995 and took it public three years later. The firm founded BIRT, an open-source technology platform serving more than 3.5 million developers building customer-facing applications. In January 2015, he oversaw the sale of Actuate to Ontario-based OpenText for $330 million.
Before joining Actuate, Cittadini was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Interleaf, a software firm focused on integrated document management. He previously spent six years as Vice President, Northeast Division, at Oracle Corp. He holds a B.A. in liberal arts from Boston College.
"Accelerating our growth and differentiating our offerings is critical to our success. Pete's deep experience and proven track record will be the catalyst we need to extend our value as the top provider of unified, real-time analytics," Pullara said.
Wavefront helps organizations scale and improve customer experience with unparalleled visibility into enterprise-wide data, powerful analytics, and real-time responsiveness. For more information, visit www.wavefront.com.
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