Data Gumbo announced today that it has hired Bill Arend as Chief Commercial Officer to lead its growing sales team. With over two decades of experience in enterprise software sales at Workday, Oracle and Microsoft, Arend joins Data Gumbo at a critical juncture to assist companies, customers, vendors and suppliers across the industrial spectrum with access to cash flow, an imperative in today’s market climate via blockchain-based smart contracts.

“The opportunity abounds for Data Gumbo to help industry leaders to streamline current processes, eliminate errors, reduce contract leakage and save on costs,” said Andrew Bruce, CEO of Data Gumbo. “Arend has the proven track record to support our mission in helping industrial players realize greater efficiencies and the leadership skills to scale our growing team as we continue to garner commercial momentum.”

Arend comes to Data Gumbo with a blend of experiences from startup to larger enterprise solutions. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with executives to digitally transform key processes leveraging technology. As a sales leader, he has built and led top-performing sales teams at both Workday and Oracle. At Oracle, Arend served nine years as a Regional Manager where he built, managed and led a direct sales team, virtual inside sales team, and a network of resellers that marketed Oracle’s portfolio of business applications. In this role, Arend led a transformation from traditional perpetual software sales to a higher volume business leveraging Software as a Service (SaaS) subscriptions. While at Microsoft, he was Partner Manager, responsible for managing the Houston area business partners, and a contributing member of the top-performing sales team in the US.

“I am excited to join the Data Gumbo team to serve the market. There is a huge opportunity to provide industrial global enterprises a solution that drives down operating expenses by automating smart contracts. In today’s business climate, companies must look at their processes critically to find ways to improve productivity and cost efficiencies. Data Gumbo is well positioned to aid in that digital transformation for forward-looking companies,” said Arend.