MUNDELEIN, Ill., Aug. 4, 2016- Utopia Global, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data solutions, has announced that Steve Kouba has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Steve will be responsible for Utopia's global sales organization, marketing programs and relationships with key channel partners, such as SAP.
"We are extremely pleased to have added Steve Kouba to our leadership team and we believe he is a key to speeding the acceleration of our growing master data governance business. Steve has had tremendous success in bridging business strategy with sales execution and his large account background is an ideal fit with the direction of where Utopia is heading," says Arvind Singh, Utopia CEO.
Steve Kouba brings over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a strong focus on enterprise software and services sales. Prior to joining Utopia, Steve spent more than two years as Vice President of the Central Area sales team for Avaya where he led a 14-state team of 225 people and was responsible for delivering $270M in annual revenue. Steve also spent 18 years at IBM Corporation. In his final role as Business Unit Executive, Steve led the strategy and growth of five major software brands (Big Data, Business Analytics, Information Management, Rational and Z Series) and was responsible for over $600M in revenue. Steve is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Madison and resides in the Chicago area.
"The data industry is moving incredibly fast and I believe Utopia is uniquely positioned to increase the trajectory for its portfolio of software and services. I'm happy to be a part of an organization where we can continually contribute to delivering high quality data that our clients utilize to make some of their most important decisions," noted Steve.