Qlik lures sales exec from EMC, expands in North Carolina

Tom Paine

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Radnor-based Qlik Technologies hired away the top sales exec from the "EMC Federation's" VCE unit,  Mark Thurmond, to be its EVP of Worldwide Sales & Services. Surpising move across industry sectors for Thurmond, a career storage vet at EMC. But as CRN points out, several execs are jumping ship at EMC companies ahead of an anticipated restructuring.
At the same time, Les Bonney was appointed to a new role as Chief Strategy Officer. He was previously Chief Operating Officer.

Qlik also announced in early August that it was expanding into a much larger space in Raleigh, NC and its been hiring there, mostly in customer service it would appear. Triangle Business Journal says with the move Qlik could potentially boost employment there from 50 to 100. Not in itself unusual since Qlik has always maintained a  very geographically diverse workforce.

Qlik reports having over 2,000 employees worldwide, and has a market cap of $3.6 billion.