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Databricks Expands Executive Bench With Appointment of Amy Reichanadter as Chief People Officer

Proven Veteran to Bolster Databricks’ Global Growth by Optimizing Talent Acquisition and Human Resource Processes Company-wide

August 7, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO — August 7, 2019 — Databricks, the leader in Unified Analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark™, today announced the appointment of Amy Reichanadter as Chief People Officer. Amy’s role will enable exponential growth for Databricks by upleveling the company’s human resources strategy and procedures to drive long-term talent acquisition and retention.

With nearly 20 years in human resources, Reichanadter brings a forward-thinking, strategic perspective to creating the employee experience. Reichanadter’s priorities focus on creating highly scalable hiring and retention programs, evolving the total rewards strategy, and driving culture and organization development strategies to support the company’s accelerated global expansion.

“Our people are our most important asset, so we knew the Chief People Officer needed to not only uphold, but strengthen our company culture and values in times of rapid company growth,” said Ali Ghodsi, CEO and co-founder of Databricks. “Aside from an impressive background creating and scaling human resource programs for fast-growth organizations, we knew Amy was the right fit because of her tenacity for employee advocacy and undeniable knack for staff recruitment and retention.”

Prior to joining Databricks, Reichanadter served as Chief People Officer for Adaptive Insights, a business planning SaaS solution, where she led the company’s global human resources efforts for five years and then supported integration efforts for the first year after it was acquired by Workday. Preceding this, Reichanadter was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at E2open, an intelligent supply chain provider, for nearly nine years.

“I’m most passionate about building programs for companies I whole-heartedly believe in,” said Reichanadter. “So when I learned of this opportunity at Databricks, a company with so much to offer in terms of its culture, market positioning, and industry merit, I knew I wanted to help the company better highlight these values to current and prospective employees. I cannot wait to be part of Databricks’ long-term success, and drive a strategy to seamlessly scale with it.”

For more information about Amy and the rest of Databricks’ leadership team, visit

About Databricks

Databricks’ mission is to accelerate innovation for its customers by unifying Data Science, Engineering and Business. Founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, Databricks provides a Unified Analytics Platform for data science teams to collaborate with data engineering and lines of business to build data products. Users achieve faster time-to-value with Databricks by creating analytic workflows that go from ETL and interactive exploration to production. The company also makes it easier for its users to focus on their data by providing a fully managed, scalable, and secure cloud infrastructure that reduces operational complexity and total cost of ownership. Databricks has secured investments from Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue Management, Microsoft, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Battery Ventures, Green Bay Ventures, and Geodesic, among others, and has a global customer base that includes Viacom, Shell and HP.

Apache, Apache Spark and Spark are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.


Kristalle Cooks

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