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Redis Labs Names Taimur Rashid Chief Business Development Officer

Rashid brings more than 15 years of success at cloud hyperscalers in building new market capabilities and driving revenue growth 

Mountain View, January 26, 2021—Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, today named Taimur Rashid as the company’s Chief Business Development Officer. Rashid brings to the company nearly two decades of experience in incubating new market opportunities and expanding the market reach for iconic enterprise software companies, the past 15 years being with leading cloud service providers. 

In joining Redis Labs, Rashid will be responsible for leading cross-functional projects to nurture and grow markets including the emerging role Redis is playing in artificial intelligence use cases to the accelerated adoption of cloud-native architectures by Global 1000 companies. With his experience in working with cloud hyperscalers, Rashid will help the company continue to deliver native managed services that enable customers to engage deeper with Redis and grow into premium services.

“We’re fortunate to bring an accomplished leader as Taimur who has excelled at developing market-leading data services in the cloud era,” said Ofer Bengal, Co-Founder and CEO at Redis Labs. “Throughout his career Taimur has taken new product capabilities, developing the market for them, and scaling to create billion dollar businesses around the product. We’re thrilled to have Taimur aboard to uncover and develop new ways for companies to engage and grow with Redis.”

Rashid joins Redis Labs from Microsoft where he was General Manager and Head of Worldwide Customer Success for the Azure Data & AI business, leading the cloud solution architects to develop and execute programs for customers to successfully adopt and grow with these services. Previously, Rashid spent more than a decade at Amazon Web Services where he was a founding member of the worldwide commercial field organization, serving in a variety of leadership roles for new product incubation, go-to-market, and strategic business development. 

“I’ve admired how Redis Labs has not only expanded the capabilities of Redis to power modern applications, but also by developing new technologies to help enterprises explore data layer strategies that enable real-time use cases,” said Taimur Rashid, Chief Business Development Officer at Redis Labs. “I’m excited to not only make it easier for our partners to sell and help our customers grow with Redis, but also for businesses to build on top of Redis too.”

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