Shaun Clowes Appointed Chief Product Officer of Confluent

Dec 13, 2022

Former Chief Product Officer of Mulesoft brings extensive experience and leadership to Confluent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2022-- Confluent, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFLT), the data streaming pioneer, today announced the appointment of Shaun Clowes as Chief Product Officer (CPO). As Chief Product Officer, Shaun will lead the strategy and execution of all product-related activities within Confluent, including product innovation and the product roadmap. Shaun joins Confluent from Mulesoft, where he served as CPO, and before that, Atlassian where he served as the Head of Growth.

Shaun’s appointment comes at a key moment, as businesses move toward more real-time operations. All businesses are facing competitive pressures to meet customer expectations for activities to happen in real time, making data streaming crucial for today’s data infrastructures. With Confluent acting as the central nervous system of their business, companies can harness data streaming in a time when real-time data, and cost efficiency are paramount.

“As we continue to evolve our platform and bring real-time data streaming to even more customers, it’s important we have strong product vision and leadership,” said Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO, Confluent. “Shaun’s experience and knowledge will be critical as we scale and deliver products that our customers love. He’s a technologist, passionate about our space and is the right person to lead the team through the data streaming era.”

“Now more than ever, companies everywhere are being challenged to deliver powerful, realtime customer experiences,” said Clowes. “For a long time, it has been clear that just periodically moving data across the hundreds of systems in the average enterprise was never going to scale or deliver that experience. Confluent has tackled that problem in a whole new way with data streaming and helping customers set data in motion. This is a compelling new category that is changing the way applications are built and I’m excited to develop this further alongside the world-class Confluent team.”

While at Mulesoft, Shaun led the company’s product organization and has spent the past 20+ years leading product teams at organizations like Atlassian, Metromile, and Integrated Research. Shaun holds a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science and an Executive MBA degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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