David (DP) Pieterse is an accomplished and modern field leader with experience building high performing teams over the last 20 years across the globe. He is responsible for building and leading all revenue functions for Kong, including operations, sales development, direct and inside sales, enablement, sales engineering, channel, field marketing and customer experience. Prior to Kong, he was leading the Americas field team for Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR) and was instrumental in driving this business back into growth mode. Prior to Cloudera, he was leading Vertica, then part of HP (NYSE:HPQ), and took the EMEA business into hyper-growth before being bought out by MicroFocus. David has a love for doing oil paintings, cooking, climbing mountains, and snowboarding whilst many sunny weekends are kept for surfing down in Santa Cruz with his family and two dogs.