Gigya, the Leader in Customer Identity Management, today announced additional expansion in Europe with the establishment of a dedicated sales team in Germany. The team will be based out of Hamburg and led by technology industry veteran Roland Markowski. Markowski joins Gigya with more than 20 years of experience in territory and solution expansion for software companies including Arbor Software (now part of Oracle), SAND Technology and Coremetrics (now part of IBM).
Gigya’s German expansion follows a year of accelerated international growth for the company. In 2014, nearly 50 percent of Gigya’s new customers came from outside of the U.S. and accounted for almost half of the business’s new bookings. With technology that manages more than 500 million consumer identities and is deployed in more than 40 countries, Gigya already has a strong international presence with global enterprise clients such as ASOS, KLM, L’Occitane, Global Radio and The Independent. Additionally, Gigya has a growing base of customers in Germany including Lufthansa, Nivea, WMF AG and CHIP Digital.
To ensure a strong local presence in its primary international markets, Gigya continues to invest in client services, support and infrastructure around the world. In addition to Hamburg, the company has teams based in Mountain View, Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Singapore and Melbourne, and employs more than 300 people globally.
“As an organization, we’ve experienced rapid international growth in the last year, and CIAM has grown significantly as a market,” said Patrick Salyer, Gigya’s CEO. “By expanding our presence in the DACH territory, we can continue to be a leader in the space and help leading global enterprises establish personalized, identity-driven relationships with their customers.”
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By Tobias Meyer-Grunow