March 13 2019

VividCortex CEO Selected for MindShare's 2019 Class of Innovative, Fast-Growing Companies

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA  March 13, 2019 − VividCortex, the premier provider of database performance monitoring, is proud to announce that our CEO, Amena Ali, is now included in MindShare, an exclusive organization designed especially for CEOs of the most promising high-tech companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Mindshare LogoFounded in 1997 with the mission to help CEOs build long-term, sustainable companies, Mindshare connects select, handpicked CEOs from some of the area’s hottest emerging companies, ultimately creating growth opportunities, and fostering collaboration in a collegial environment.

‘We're delighted to welcome VividCortex to this year’s class,” said Steve Balistreri, Managing Director at Deloitte and executive committee board member. “Each year, our Mindshare participants hail from some of the most innovative organizations in the DMV and this year’s class is certainly representative of the momentum and diversity we see in technology companies across this region.”

Amena Ali joined VividCortex as CEO in July of 2018. She has more than 25 years experience leading sales, marketing, and product in data management and software infrastructure companies ranging from $1M to $10B.  

"A rising tide lifts all boats. I look forward to collaborating with MindShare members to build a strong ecosystem for success," said Ali. "The DC-metro area is poised for continued growth in the technology sector."

Mindshare received more than 160 nominations for 2019, with 58 of those accepted into the final cohort.  (See the Mindshare press release.) At the conclusion of the program, members will join a powerful alumni network of over 1,000 CEOs in the greater DC area.

2019 members attended a welcome event on March 11 at the Capital One Arena, hosted by Ted Leonsis and the MindShare Board. The Mindshare Board’s Executive Committee includes Harry Glazer of SPROCKIT; April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.; Steve Balistreri of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and Michael Lincoln of Cooley, LLP. 


About VividCortex

VividCortex database performance monitoring provides unique insights into workload and query response so engineers can proactively resolve potential issues. The result is better application performance, reliability, and uptime. Industry leaders like DraftKings, Etsy, GitHub, Shopify, and Yelp use VividCortex to innovate with confidence – visualizing, anticipating, and fixing database performance problems before they impact their applications and customers. VividCortex is backed by leading venture capital firms including New Enterprise Associates, Battery Ventures, Osage Venture Partners, and Bull City Venture Partners.


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