Database management system provider Redis Labs has named Taimur Rashid as its new Chief Business Development Officer. Rashid holds nearly two decades of experience in incubating new market opportunities and expanding the market reach for iconic enterprise software companies, the past 15 years being with leading cloud service providers.
As a part of his new appointment, Rashid will be leading cross-functional projects to nurture and grow markets including the emerging role Redis is playing in artificial intelligence use cases to the accelerated adoption of cloud-native architectures by Global 1000 companies.
“We’re fortunate to bring an accomplished leader as Taimur who has excelled at developing market-leading data services in the cloud era,” said Ofer Bengal, Co-Founder and CEO at Redis Labs. “Throughout his career Taimur has taken new product capabilities, developing the market for them, and scaling to create billion dollar businesses around the product. We’re thrilled to have Taimur aboard to uncover and develop new ways for companies to engage and grow with Redis.”
Prior to this appointment, Rashid was associated with Microsoft as General Manager and Head of Worldwide Customer Success for the Azure Data & AI business, leading the cloud solution architects to develop and execute programs for customers to successfully adopt and grow with these services. Previously, Rashid spent more than a decade at Amazon Web Services where he was a founding member of the worldwide commercial field organization, serving in a variety of leadership roles for new product incubation, go-to-market, and strategic business development.
“I’ve admired how Redis Labs has not only expanded the capabilities of Redis to power modern applications, but also by developing new technologies to help enterprises explore data layer strategies that enable real-time use cases,” said Taimur Rashid, Chief Business Development Officer at Redis Labs. “I’m excited to not only make it easier for our partners to sell and help our customers grow with Redis, but also for businesses to build on top of Redis too.”