Elastic Names Mark Dodds Chief Revenue Officer
INDIA, December 13, 2023—Elastic ® (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind Elasticsearch®, today announced the appointment of Mark Dodds as chief revenue officer, effective immediately. Reporting to Elastic CEO Ash Kulkarni, Dodds will be responsible for driving all aspects of the company’s revenue growth, building on its ongoing success as the leading search analytics platform.
Dodds brings extensive global sales leadership experience to the role, gained over 23 years at Cisco, most recently as senior vice president of Global Services & Software Sales, where he helped lead the acceleration of Cisco’s transformation to recurring revenue. He will be responsible for Elastic’s global go-to-market functions, including global sales, customer success, solutions architecture, ecosystem and partnerships, and sales operations.
“Elastic has a tremendous market opportunity ahead, and I am excited to have Mark join our executive team as we continue to drive momentum in generative AI and across all segments of our business,” said Ash Kulkarni. “The Elastic search analytics platform is incredibly popular with developers, and customer excitement and engagement with Elastic is at an all-time high. Mark’s extensive global enterprise sales experience and proven track record in driving business growth, coupled with our strong bottom-up customer adoption, will continue propelling Elastic forward as search continues to be a critical part of the infrastructure for AI.”
“I am delighted to join Elastic as chief revenue officer. As the leader in search analytics, Elastic’s thoughtful integration of search, AI, and analytics to create leading search-powered solutions across multiple market categories, including search, security, and observability, is delivering immense value to customers,” said Mark Dodds. “As customers seek ways to gain efficiencies without sacrificing innovation, especially around generative AI, the Elasticsearch platform presents an exciting opportunity. I am eager to contribute towards realizing Elastic’s growth ambitions and making a meaningful difference to our customers.”