Stein, formerly of Opendoor, to triple the size of Hightouch’s engineering team
SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hightouch, the leader in data enablement and reverse ETL, today announced former engineering leader Opendoor Corey Stein as vice president of engineering.
Stein joins Hightouch from Opendoor, where he served as head of price engineering and infrastructure engineering during a period of rapid growth – as the company increased its revenue north of $8 billion and went public through a SPAC merger in 2020.
At Hightouch, Stein will oversee the engineering team, which is expected to grow to 50 people by the end of 2022.
“Before I even knew about Hightouch, I had noticed a change in the way companies think about their data systems. The rapid adoption of cloud data warehouses like Snowflake and BigQuery was remarkable, but the trend that is even more interesting is how they are sync data outside of the warehouse became an increasingly popular model – that’s when I realized that warehouses now played a much bigger role than analytics,” Stein said. “Hightouch’s mission to act on warehouse data immediately touched me. And the passion and vision of Tejas, Kashish and Josh convinced me that joining Hightouch was a special opportunity.”
CTO and co-founder of Hightouch Josh Curl says Stein aligns exceptionally well with Hightouch’s vision: that engineering is not a function of executing on purely technical problems, but rather the heart of innovation. “Hightouch is known for product innovation, and when asked what our secret is, people are surprised to learn that we attribute it to the engineering culture. We have built a highly strategy, where engineers wear many hats, deeply understand our customers, and actively contribute to product and design,” Curl said.
Hightouch wrapped up a record first quarter and is on track to top 300% growth in new sales this year as it evangelizes the idea of acting on the data locked away in warehouses like Snowflake.
Hightouch is the world’s first data enablement platform, syncing data from warehouses directly into SaaS tools. In November, Hightouch announcement $40 million in series B financing to $450 million valuation led by ICONIQ Growth, first investors in Snowflake. Hightouch’s hundreds of customers range from fast-growing startups like Plaid, Betterment, Ramp, and Lucidchart to large enterprises like AXS, Nando’s, and AutoTrader. For more information, visit www.hightouch.io.