Lavastorm Taps Peter Shields as New Chief Executive Officer to Continue its Accelerated Growth in the Self-Service Data Preparation Market

BOSTON, Mass. – October 19, 2015 – Lavastorm, a leading data preparation and advanced analytics company, today announced that Peter Shields will lead the company as its new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Peter brings over 20 years of executive leadership in scaling enterprise software companies and building world-class sales and management teams.

Drew Rockwell, Lavastorm’s former CEO, had served in the executive leadership role for almost 15 years and built the company from the ground floor. Today, Lavastorm is a leader in one of the biggest and fastest growing software markets in the world, the modern BI and advanced analytics market.

“I want to thank Drew for his leadership and accomplishments that have cemented the company as a leader in self-service data preparation and advanced analytics, and I am honored to help lead the company into this new and exciting phase of rapid growth and development,” said Peter Shields, Chief Executive Officer of Lavastorm. “Lavastorm is transforming how companies work with rich data sets by empowering more line of business users to participate in the creation and validation of analytical applications, enabling enterprise companies to realize maximum value from their data investments.”

Lavastorm has been providing self-service data preparation capabilities to some of the largest enterprise companies for over a decade, enabling them to quickly access data and build analytic applications on their own. With the recent launch of Lavastorm 6.1 and upcoming cloud-enabled capabilities, the company is well positioned to lead the industry in providing enterprise-proven technology for users to easily share and accelerate business insights with anyone, from anywhere.

About Lavastorm Analytics

Lavastorm accelerates and automates self-service data preparation and advanced analytics for the enterprise. Our software makes it easy to blend complex data from multiple sources to empower technical and non-technical users to quickly build governed analytic applications, as well as harness our robust predictive analytics capabilities. Lavastorm’s intuitive data flows, collaboration tools and extensive pre-built libraries enable our customers to deliver the fastest, most accurate insights to the business. The company’s proven technology is used by thousands of analysts at leading global companies to solve their complex, data-driven problems where speed and accuracy are mission-critical to maintain competitive advantage. Lavastorm is headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit:http://www.lavastorm.com