Former Amazon Web Services and Rally executive to lead company’s global platform strategy, customer expansion, and sales
Indoor Atlas, the global leader in indoor positioning, today named Dan Patton its Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Patton will lead IndoorAtlas’ worldwide sales & marketing efforts, including strategy, branding & product marketing.
“Dan has a unique background that combines a deep understanding of how to take scalable cloud based platforms to market in addition to building global sales organizations. We are thrilled to have him join the team and are highly confident that he will help us achieve our long-term goals of building a strong global business” said Dr. Janne Haverinen, CEO & Founder of IndoorAtlas.
Dan Patton stated: “IndoorAtlas has developed a foundational indoor positioning platform using geo-magnetic fields that offers a sustainable competitive technical advantage in the indoor mapping, navigation and precise positioning. I’m excited to be joining the team to bring to market this disruptive technology in the emerging market of mobile indoor positioning and navigation.”
Patton brings to IndoorAtlas more than 20 years of commercial leadership experience in the technology space. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales at Rally Software, a leading provider of software & services that drives agility. Prior to Rally, Patton served as the Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services at Savvis, where he held P&L responsibility for the cloud business unit. During his time at Savvis, Patton built and took to market one of the industry’s first hybrid cloud computing platforms. Prior to Savvis, Patton implemented a global sales model, developed go-to-market strategies for cloud computing, and built the Americas and Japan sales teams for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Other roles in Patton’s career include global sales leadership at IBM, business development at Network Commerce, and various engineering positions at Boeing.
Patton holds a Master of Science in engineering from the University of Washington, and a bachelor of science in engineering from Walla Walla College.
Founded in 2012, IndoorAtlas is the global leader in indoor positioning. The company’s cloud-based positioning platform serves over 300 million users globally. IndoorAtlas is transforming indoor positioning and location-based services such as advertising through patented technology that utilizes the compass sensor in smartphones to detect anomalies in the earth’s magnetic field to pinpoint location indoors without any additional infrastructures. IndoorAtlas is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and in Oulu, Finland.