DHR Completes Chief Marketing Officer Search for MariaDB

SILICON VALLEY, CA,  February 27, 2018 – Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Franz Aman as Chief Marketing Officer of MariaDB. The search was completed by Partner, David Madden and Managing Partner, Keith Giarman.

Aman joins MariaDB with over 25 years of experience leading integrated, data-driven marketing programs at some of the best known global technology companies. In his new role, he will be responsible for continuing to expand MariaDB’s global brand to grow and support accelerating enterprise sales.

Prior to joining the MariaDB Corporation, Aman served as the Founder of The Marketing Data Lake Company, where he advised a variety of technology companies on how to maximize the use of data to drive measurable marketing performance. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Operations for Informatica and the Chief Marketing Officer at SGI. Earlier in his career, Aman held various leadership positions at SAP, including Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Vice President of Business Intelligence and Enterprise Information Management Marketing, and Vice President of New Product Concepts. Aman began his career at Sun Microsystems, Inc as the Senior Director of Software Updates. Aman earned a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München.

MariaDB Corporation is the company behind MariaDB, the fastest growing Open Source database. MariaDB, with a strong history of community innovation and enterprise adoption, provides the most functionally complete open source database. MariaDB powers applications at companies including Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities and more.

MariaDB solutions are engineered to run on any infrastructure – bare metal servers, virtual machines, containers, public and private clouds – and is available in all leading Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, with a reach of more than 60 million developers worldwide. For more information, visit

About DHR International

Since 1989, DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit

Lauren Finch
Director, Global Marketing and Public Relations

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