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BOSTON, MA – October 21, 2020 – ChaosSearch, creator of the first cloud data lake platform for scalable log analysis, today announced it has named Melinda Smith as Chief Financial Officer. Smith was most recently CFO for PayPal’s Venmo business unit, which she shepherded through a period of explosive growth in revenue and customer acquisition. Smith, who has held CFO positions at several high-growth and acquired startups, joins an accomplished ChaosSearch executive team, including recently appointed CEO Ed Walsh, a serial entrepreneur and former General Manager of IBM Storage division, and founder and visionary CTO Thomas Hazel.

“Successful businesses run on data and, increasingly, on AI and machine learning apps that leverage that data. But because analyzing the tsunamis of data companies generate is so difficult and expensive, most companies limit what they retain and analyze.

ChaosSearch has a breakthrough, customer-proven solution that makes it extremely easy to retain, search, and analyze unlimited amounts of data at a cost that is often 80% less than competitive approaches. I believe they have the potential to be a unicorn, and the team to make it happen. I’m really excited about joining such a dynamic, world-class group.”


Melinda Smith, CFO of ChaosSearch

“Melinda clearly has a phenomenal track record of identifying the next big disruptive companies and readying them for hyper growth. Her strategic and financial acumen is exactly what we need to quickly scale ChaosSearch to the next level. We’re beyond thrilled to have her on board.”


Thomas Hazel, CTO and founder of ChaosSearch


Additional information can be found on the ChaosSearch Website.