Datadog appoints Sean Walters as CRO and Kerry Acocella as General Counsel

Datadog announced the appointments of Sean Walters as Chief Revenue Officer and Kerry Acocella as General Counsel, effective immediately.

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Acocella succeeds Laszlo Kopits, who is retiring after four years as General Counsel.

“It is truly a pleasure to welcome Sean and Kerry to their new roles at Datadog,” said Olivier Pomel, Chief Executive Officer at Datadog. “They have both been key parts of the Datadog team for years and have an established track record of success. Sean and Kerry have built exceptional teams and strong connections with both internal and external audiences. I look forward to working with them as they contribute to the continued growth of the company.”

Sean Walters joined Datadog in 2018 and was previously the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to Datadog, Walters held senior sales leadership positions at technology companies including Medallia and IBM.

As Walters moves into his new role, he will collaborate closely with go-to-market and customer-facing teams and will oversee all global sales initiatives.

“Datadog has experienced significant growth over the past four years and I am excited to grow along with the company as we continue to innovate and expand to best meet the needs of our global customer base,” said Walters. “I look forward to working alongside the executive team and the entire company to build on our momentum through 2022 and beyond.”

Kerry Acocella joined the company in January 2019 as Chief Corporate Counsel. Acocella has held senior legal and compliance positions in public companies across a wide range of industries.

“I am very pleased to expand my work with Datadog to oversee all legal and compliance activities at such an exciting time in the growth of the company,” said Acocella. “I look forward to leading the legal team in supporting that growth.”




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