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Dgraph Labs Adds Austin Rutherford as SVP of Customer Journey To Lead Enterprise Support and Success
Earlier this week, Dgraph Labs (“Dgraph”) announced that Austin Rutherford has been named senior vice president of customer journey. This expansion of the executive team comes on the heels of the appointment of Gary Hagmueller as CEO. The addition of Rutherford signals Dgraph’s continued expansion as the company’s rapid growth requires further customer success leadership.
With more than 20 years of experience, Rutherford is a seasoned veteran in the technology industry. As SVP of customer journey, he helps ensure customers have the best experience possible, from the initial discovery of Dgraph and getting world-class support to ultimately achieving amazing success with Dgraph being utilized across the enterprise.
Rutherford comes to Dgraph from MariaDB where he built and led the global pre-sales, professional services, customer success, managed service, and support teams. This also included being part of the go-to-market team for their DbaaS offering, MariaDB SkySQL.
Before MariaDB, Rutherford founded a digital engineering business unit within Cognizant to help inspire customers to leverage modern engineering methods and technologies to innovate fast and build software that matters. In that role, he defined the strategy, sales, go-to-market, solutions/offerings, and acquisition plans.
Rutherford currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters, and golden retriever when not traveling.
To learn more about Dgraph and how it is driving digital transformation through graph databases and GraphQL, please visit dgraph.io.