SingleStore Hires Henock Gessesse as General Counsel as Company Continues Rapid Growth

Legal Expert Will Help Advance the Business Amid Continued Growth, International Expansion

SAN FRANCISCO – November 10, 2021SingleStore, the single database for all data-intensive applications, today announced that Henock Gessesse has joined the company as general counsel. Mr. Gessesse will contribute his significant business and legal expertise to SingleStore, which added the general counsel position to provide more fuel to its already rapidly growing operation. 

“We are excited to welcome Henock Gessesse to the SingleStore leadership team,” said SingleStore CEO, Raj Verma. “Henock is skilled at developing and leading global legal teams and has been involved with taking companies public. His experience and leadership will benefit our legal team and provide the counsel that we need as SingleStore continues its momentum, expands internationally, and prepares for our next stage of growth.”

Henock previously served as general counsel for Freshworks. Prior to that, he was general counsel at Metaswitch. Henock also worked as vice president and deputy general counsel at Broadcom Corp. During his 13 years there, he was responsible for technology transactions, M&A, employment, and IP matters. Henock holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from The University of California-Berkeley and a J.D. from Georgetown Law.

Henock explained that SingleStore’s unique technology is what attracted him to the company. 

“SingleStore’s hybrid multicloud platform ushers in a new era of data management by operationalizing both real-time data transactions and analytics through a single database. This is an extremely compelling offering in the current environment where data sprawl has become the norm,” said Henock. “I am thrilled to be part of the team that pioneered this innovative technology, and I look forward to further advancing this game-changing solution and working closely with SingleStore’s leadership on the next stage of the company’s development.”


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