Former Verizon and CA channel executive Adam Famularo has been named CEO of ERwin Inc., a data modeling software company that is a spinoff of CA Technologies.
Famularo, an 18-year channel veteran who spent the past 20 months as vice president of global channels for Verizon, has ambitious plans to add hundreds of new partners, help existing partners grow their businesses and continue to develop the ERwin product set as a big data mainstay.
"This is an asset that I know so well -- I know the people, the technology and the partners," said Famularo, who helped drive sales of the popular ERwin data modeling platform as a top channel sales executive at enterprise software giant CA for a dozen years. "This new role allows me to take my expertise and be able to do everything I've always wanted to do -- build a great team culture that likes to win in the marketplace."
The appointment comes just six weeks after private equity firm Parallax Capital Partners acquired ERwin from CA Technologies on March 1.The firm has since been working to transition the product line into a standalone company.
With Famularo at the helm, partners can expect a more nimble company that will allow resellers to provide better services to their end customers, said Javed Matin, CEO of Myriad Solutions, a long-time Premier CA Technologies partner, and now ERwin Premier partner.
"I think partners will be better looked after, because [Famularo] is a dynamic person who is going to take ERwin to different places because he knows what the market is asking for," Matin said. "He knows the channel business well. It's a win for the customers as well as the resellers, and we look forward to working with him."
ERwin technology is a database modeling toolset with an interface for managing complex data environments. The company already has formed its first relationship with Microsoft Azure, and will continue to look at other vendors -- like Amazon -- to work with different database-as-a-service offerings.
"ERwin by itself is an industry-leading technology, but more importantly, it's at the forefront of this emerging trend around big data," Famularo said. "Data is the next currency, and we want to be the leaders in the data management section of any CIO's big data strategy."
Famularo's priorities are to continue to invest in the ERwin product set, build out new, strategic partnerships and pursue acquisitions to complete the company's roll-up strategy. All ERwin products will continue to be sold exclusively through the channel.
"I used to run this business about five years ago when I worked for CA [Technologies] when we turned it into a pure-play channel model. We've stuck with that model ever since, and that's our competitive differentiator in the marketplace," Famularo said.