Hortonworks has appointed Raj Verma president and chief operating officer. According to a statement issued by the company, Mr. Verma will be responsible for advancing Hortonworks’ global sales strategy and execution. He will also oversee sales, sales engineering, channel, professional services, training and marketing.

Most recently, Mr. Verma was chief operating officer of Tibco Software. He also held various other executive roles during his 12-year tenure at Tibco, including executive vice president of worldwide sales and chief marketing officer.