Attivio, maker of the Active Intelligence Engine for Big Data and Big Content, announced on April 9 the appointment of Stephen Baker as the company’s first chief operating officer.
Baker reports directly to Attivio’s CEO, Ali Riaz, and oversees the daily operations of the company.
Prior to joining Attivio, Baker was president and chief revenue officer of RAMP, a SaaS-based online video platform based in Boston. During his seven years at RAMP, Baker led the sales, account management and client operations teams to profitability and was an integral part of raising the company’s B and C rounds of funding.
Baker previously worked under Riaz at FAST, first as product manager and vice president of business development for the AllTheWeb Business unit, which was sold to Overture/Yahoo! in 2003, and later as vice president and general manager of eBusiness for FAST’s enterprise software business.
Baker also spent a year as CEO of online for Reed Business Information, where he was instrumental in driving digital strategy, execution and revenue growth.
“Attivio is changing the way enterprises think about and their information sources and the speed with which they experience unimaginable impact,” said Riaz. “This requires that Attivio have the right talent and the right leadership. Stephen has proven his ability to grow businesses and foster industry-leading companies time and time again and now brings that passion and dedication to Attivio.”
“Big Content is the most exciting component of the Big Data ecosystem,” said Baker, in a prepared statement. “While companies are becoming comfortable managing massive amounts of data, content, and information, the platforms currently employed lack the exploration and analytical capabilities required to gain useful business insights,” said Baker. “What inspires me most about Attivio is the value customers get from the technology. By breaking down information silos, customers can agilely deploy multiple solutions, both across and within business units that solve an endless number of search, intelligence, and compliance challenges. Attivio’s commitment to customer success and R&D has resulted in a community where innovation occurs rapidly and continuously.”