Who is EDB’s new CEO and former Microsoft exec Kevin Dallas?

Kevin Dallas, CEO of EnterpriseDB. Credit: LinkedIn
Kevin Dallas joins EDB after almost a quarter of a century in executive roles at Microsoft, replacing outgoing CEO & Chairman of the Board Ed Boyajian

Seasoned Microsoft veteran Kevin Dallas has been named as the new CEO of EnterpriseDB (EDB), replacing President, CEO & Chairman of the Board Ed Boyajian.

Boyajian will remain on the company’s Board of Directors

Sharing his new position on LinkedIn, Dallas said: “I look forward to working with our talented team to enable our customers to realise a new data and AI driven intelligent systems economy. EDB has a bright future, and I couldn’t be happier to join this team at this inflection point.”

In his 15 years at the helm of EDB, Boyajian has led the company to become the largest contributor to PostgreSQL code and the leading provider of enterprise-grade products and solutions, serving more than 1,500 customers worldwide. 

"It is an honour and a privilege to step in and lead the company's next phase focused on the intersection of data and AI,” Dallas added.

Following his departure from the CEO role, Boyajian praised EDB and his predecessor: "After 15 years of leading EDB, and 54 quarters of consecutive growth, I’m incredibly proud of this company, our employees, the innovation we’ve driven, and our impact on customer success.

“We’ve built EDB into a great company, and my decision to step forward and focus on board work ushers in a new phase in the company’s evolution. Kevin is a phenomenal leader, and we are confident that we’ve made the right choice to guide EDB towards an extraordinary future ahead.”

Who is Kevin Dallas?

Dallas brings three decades of experience driving digital innovation and growth at technology companies, most recently as CEO at Wind River, a TPG portfolio company - a position he held for three years.

Prior to this, he spent the best part of 25 years in executive roles at Microsoft, where he most recently served as the Corporate Vice President for Cloud and AI Business Development.

Last year he was the recipient of the 2022 Gold Stevie Award, American Business Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, and the 2022 Globee Awards Gold Winner for Executive of the Year.

Dallas’ appointment follows a majority growth investment from Bain Capital Private Equity. Max de Groen, Partner at Bain Capital Private Equity, referred to Dallas as "a transformative leader with extensive experience driving innovation, profitable growth, and creating new markets."

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