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Rick Turco

Chief Revenue Officer

Rick Turco is the Chief Revenue Officer at project44 responsible for  leading a world-class GTM organization that consistently & predictably exceeds revenue targets. 

 Rick is a SaaS veteran with 20+ years of experience who is skilled at building high-performance teams and delivering exceptional customer value at fast-growing technology companies. Prior to joining project44, Turco served as SVP Americas Sales for Cloudera, initially starting with Hortonworks when that organization generated approximately $50 million in revenue and helping scale it to over $300M+ prior to its merger with Cloudera. Post-merger he played an integral role in continuing to integrate and scale the organization to $1B creating a market leader helping companies better manage their Hybrid data and AI strategies.  

Before that, Turco held a key sales leadership position at Endeca and Oracle. After Oracle’s acquisition of Endeca, Turco was instrumental in driving Oracle’s successful expansion into the business intelligence and analytics space and was promoted to manage Oracle’s full portfolio of analytics, big data, cloud and engineered systems solutions in North America.  

Earlier in his career, Turco was part of the executive team that grew Cognos from a $400 million to over $1 billion company in six years, setting up a successful acquisition into IBM, where he helped integrate the Cognos business analytics teams within IBM, expanding their Information Management portfolio.  

Turco began his technology sales and sales management career with Tivoli Systems/IBM Corporation. He earned an MBA from DePaul University and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University.

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