Pinecone Appoints Michael Proia as Vice President of Sales

Leading AI infrastructure company brings on industry veteran to further drive growth

Pinecone, an AI infrastructure company, has announced the appointment of Michael Proia as Vice President of Sales. Mike brings a wealth of experience in technology sales, including senior roles at VMware, Hortonworks and Kong. Mike will build out Pinecone’s international sales organization and help fuel the next phase of rapid growth.

“I am thrilled to join Pinecone, where the talented people, compelling addressable market, and product-led growth engine come together to create a remarkable opportunity in the AI industry,” said Michael Proia. “With a world-class team and supportive investors, Pinecone is revolutionizing the industry with its vector database, which provides the ‘long-term memory’ for data generated and consumed by AI models.”

Pinecone has experienced substantial growth in recent months, partly due to the increasing popularity of AI models such as GPT. The company’s vector database provides critical infrastructure for utilizing the data generated and used by AI models for real-world applications. Those applications include semantic search and chatbots, product search and recommendations, and threat detection.

“Michael is passionate about deeply technical infrastructure products and about working with innovative companies,” said Edo Liberty, Founder and CEO of Pinecone. “He has tremendous experience helping the type of customers Pinecone has. With Michael onboard, we’ll be able to help an ever-growing number of companies realize the value of Pinecone and AI infrastructure as a whole.”

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