BOSTON - Privitar, the data privacy technology company, announced the appointment of Patrick Ball to Chief Revenue Officer. He will be responsible for global revenue functions, including direct sales, channel sales, technical pre-sales, business development and partnerships.
“Patrick brings proven experience of high-growth enterprise software sales to Privitar,” stated Jason du Preez, Privitar CEO. “He has been successful at building and leading high-growth, global teams and has a unique combination of big data and data security experience that is highly relevant to our mission to help organizations embrace a data-driven culture and move to modern data platforms through safe and efficient access to data. We are excited to welcome him on board.”
Previously Ball served as senior vice president of worldwide sales at NextLabs, a data security software company, where he drove strategic partnerships with industry leaders including SAP, Siemens and Microsoft. Prior to NextLabs, Ball led sales for the western region at Cloudera, where he scaled the sales organization 5X during his four years with the company. He also drove 100 percent bookings year-over-year growth for Cloudera. Additionally, Ball held sales leadership positions at Moxie Software and BMC Software and has been a part of three IPOs.
“Joining a market changing company with high-growth potential is my ideal situation,” stated Ball. ”I’ve been in sales leadership positions for over two decades and recognize that Privitar is uniquely positioned in the data privacy market for great success. I’m looking forward to working with Jason and the Privitar team to expand the company’s global presence and contribute to its next phase of growth.”
Privitar provides data-privacy software to companies and public sector organizations around the world to protect sensitive data and enable the safe and ethical use of data for insight. Privitar was established in 2014 with headquarters in London. The business expanded in 2018 and 2019, opening offices in New York, Boston, Paris, Munich and Singapore. Privitar raised $40M in a Series B funding round led by Accel in June 2019. Privitar also raised $16M in a Series A funding round in July 2017, with support from existing investors IQ Capital, 24 Haymarket and Illuminate Financial and new funding from Partech, CME Ventures and Salesforce Ventures.