Jagannathan joins Marathon Data as COO

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December 11, 2013

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December 11, 2013


Wall, NJ—Dr. Shankar Jagannathan joins Marathon Data Systems as Chief Operating Officer. He comes to Marathon from EMC, where he led Global Product Management for a significant portfolio of Cloud and Infrastructure Management products as VP of Products & Strategy for the Advanced Software Division.

As COO, Jagannathan will lead Marathon’s business operations and spearhead all strategic initiatives related to corporate strategy, business and corporate, acquisitions and long-term financial planning.

“I’m extremely excited to have Shankar join our team,” says Chris Sullens, Marathon Data Systems’ president and CEO. “Shankar will play a critical role for us as we take Marathon to the next level of  growth with our aggressive investment in products, people, and process. He brings a diverse set of operational and leadership skills, together with extensive expertise and a track record of success in scaling software businesses, managing acquisitions, and introducing new products to market.”

“I’m thrilled to join Marathon Data Systems at such an exciting time for the company,” says Jagannathan. “Marathon has had great success to date; it is making huge investments in next-generation products and scaling to be a much larger business. I’m looking forward to partnering with Chris and his team to ensure those investments allow us to extend our leadership position in field service management, transportation and logistics space.”

Prior to EMC, Jagannathan was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. and a core member of its Hi-Tech Practice, leading engagements with technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, primarily in the telecom and semiconductor sectors. Prior to McKinsey, he was a group engineering leader at a startup, working on advanced automation and electromagnetic systems.

Jagannathan holds a doctorate in embedded systems and optimal control, and a master’s of business administration degree in finance and international business.

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