Denodo hires Daniel Lender as CFO, Stephen Welles as Chief Legal Officer

Angel Viña, CEO and founder of Denodo

Denodo, a data management firm, announced two additions to its executive team to help to guide Denodo through its next phase of growth: Daniel Lender as Chief Financial Officer and Stephen Welles as Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Lender and Mr. Welles will lead all of Denodo’s global financial and legal strategy and operations, reporting to Denodo’s CEO, Angel Viña.

What do the appointees bring to Denodo in their roles?

“We’re excited to welcome Daniel as our new CFO and Stephen as our new CLO. Daniel brings extensive financial and operational experience in enterprise software to our executive team and Stephen adds his broad and deep expertise in legal matters. These two key appointments strengthen our executive team and will be a great asset to Denodo as we continue to grow our global business,” said Angel Viña, CEO and Founder of Denodo.

Daniel Lender

Daniel Lender is the newest addition to Denodo’s executive leadership team and brings more than 30 years of enterprise software and financial markets experience to his role. Mr. Lender joins Denodo after a long tenure with QAD Inc., a provider of manufacturing and supply chain management solutions in the cloud, where he served as executive vice president and CFO.

Commenting on his appointment, Daniel Lender, said, “I am absolutely thrilled to join Denodo at this stage. With data growing at an exponential rate and multi-cloud platforms becoming the norm, I believe Denodo, with its unique and proprietary platform, is well positioned to continue its growth path and help its customers unlock value from their data. I look forward to working with the Denodo leadership team to help fuel Denodo’s next phase of growth.”

Stephen Welles

Stephen Welles brings over 25 years of experience to his new position as Chief Legal Officer. He joined Denodo from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide, where he was a senior counsel.

Before that, he was the senior vice president and general counsel at Oplink Communications, an optical networking equipment company with more than 3,000 employees worldwide.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen Welles, said, “Denodo has a bright future and I am excited to be a part of the team. Denodo’s mission to help enterprises become data-driven organizations is an important one, and it will continue to drive Denodo’s growth.”

Where does Denodo’s solutions rank in the market?

Denodo was recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data Integration Tools for a third year in a row, and in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2022 for a second year in a row. Denodo is the fastest growing vendor according to Gartner Market Share Analysis: Data Integration Software, Worldwide, 2021.

Denodo also has been consistently receiving Customers’ Choice distinction in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Integration Tools report, showcasing how positively Denodo clients perceive the value of the product, services and support offered.