Sales Director, North Central   |   UK/EU   |   25th September 2023

Cockroach Labs appoint Ryan Schertzer as Sales Director, North Central


Renaissance is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Schertzer, who joins Cockroach Labs to take responsibility for their newly created North Central region.

Cockroach Labs is a leading next generation provider of a cloud native distributed SQL database at the forefront of enterprise digital transformation. Since its inception, it has acquired some of the world’s largest enterprises, across all industries, but with a strong focus on banking, retail and media. In December 2021 they closed their Series F funding round of $278M, bringing their total funding to $630M. They are supported by a remarkable syndicate of investors that include Benchmark, Index Ventures, Google Ventures, Coatue and Tiger Global Management amongst others.

Prior to joining Cockroach Labs, Ryan’s previous role was AVP Sales at DataStax, where he had responsibility for US major accounts. He had been with DataStax for nearly four years, covering a number of different areas including install base and most recently new logo acquisition. Previously, Ryan worked with Quest Software, Seal Software and Dell. Much earlier in his career Ryan worked in product marketing and this has made him highly adept in the technical sales environment.

Commenting on the hire, Sebastian Kayll stated “We are delighted to have attracted Ryan to join Cockroach Labs. There is no doubt he is a high-quality commercial leader, with strong and relevant domain experience and I have high expectations that he will build one of their best performing regions in the US”.

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