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Datadog Names Industry Veteran Jennings to Enterprise Account Exec Role

“Finding Jim Jennings was like finding a diamond in the rough,” said Jim Van Voorhis, Datadog’s regional director of state, local and education sales.

Jim Jennings, a 20-plus-year veteran of the IT industry, has joined Datadog as an enterprise account executive covering California state agencies, Northern California cities and counties, and universities.

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Jim Jennings
“I couldn't be more excited to make this change,” Jennings wrote in an email to Industry Insider — California. “There is a distinct need for a unified observability platform within the state of California. Datadog is a market leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM and observability and is well-positioned to solve some of the most complex challenges facing California today.”

Jim Van Voorhis, Datadog’s regional director of state, local and education sales, wrote: “Finding Jim Jennings was like finding a diamond in the rough. We were searching for the ideal candidate with knowledge of the state of [California] market, and after an extensive yearlong search, we were happy to extend an offer to Jim to support our state, local and education business in NorCal.”

He added: “Jim has proven to be successful early on in his time at Datadog, and his long-term success here is almost a certainty.”

Datadog’s focus is enabling government agencies to migrate to the cloud, troubleshoot performance issues, and improve the speed and reliability of services at scale. The company is authorized at the FedRAMP Moderate-Impact level to support government agencies migrating to the cloud.

Though new to Datadog, Jennings has helped the company get on the state’s Software Licensing Program (SLP) Contract and establish new accounts with which Datadog had no prior relationships.

Jennings, a Roseville resident, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management and operations from William Jessup University, and holds professional credentials from Cisco, CompTIA and Citrix.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies including USA Today in Washington, D.C.