SingleStore appoints seasoned tech executive as new board member

Sue Bostrom joins leading real-time database company following F-2 funding news

SAN FRANCISCO – October 11, 2022SingleStore, the cloud-native database built for speed and scale to power data-intensive applications, today announced it has appointed Sue Bostrom to its board of directors. Bostrom has served on the boards of more than a dozen technology companies over the last two decades and is the former executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Cisco Systems. Her appointment comes on the heels of SingleStore announcing it closed its F-2 round of funding at $146 million.

"We are thrilled that Sue will contribute her significant expertise across marketing and sales to our board, having influenced the go-to-market strategies of a wide range of technology companies," said Raj Verma, CEO of SingleStore. "Sue’s experience in helping companies rapidly scale will be invaluable as we continue to evolve and grow our organization."

During her nearly 14 years at Cisco, Bostrom was responsible for developing and communicating the company’s vision and strategy through positioning, branding, advertising and product marketing. She also led Worldwide Government Affairs.  Prior to serving as CMO, Bostrom built and led Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), bringing technology best practices to the Global Fortune 500. She also held leadership positions at FTP Software and National Semiconductor as well as McKinsey & Company.

“SingleStore has a unique value proposition that meets a very important need in the market. This is reflected in both its high growth rate and customer retention. I look forward to working with Raj Verma and the rest of the board to help SingleStore fulfill the promise of this exciting market,” said Bostrom.

Bostrom is on the board of directors of public companies ServiceNow, GitLab and Samsara. She also serves on the boards of private companies Druva and Outreach.   

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The world’s leading brands rely on data – to make the right business decisions, to deliver exceptional customer experiences and to stay ahead of the competition. This reliance on data brings with it a need for simplicity, speed and scale. SingleStore delivers the world’s fastest distributed SQL database for data-intensive applications, SingleStoreDB. By combining transactional and analytical workloads, SingleStore eliminates performance bottlenecks and unnecessary data movement to support constantly growing, demanding workloads. Digital giants like Hulu, Uber and Comcast, and many more of the world’s leading SaaS providers choose SingleStore to unleash the power of their data – supercharging exceptional, real-time data experiences for their customers. Follow us @SingleStoreDB and @SingleStoreDevs on Twitter or visit

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