NEWARK, CA – January 24, 2019 – RMS®, the world’s leading risk modeling and analytics firm, announces the appointment of Cihan Biyikoglu to Executive Vice President of Product. Biyikoglu will report to Chief Executive Officer Karen White and serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. As the Head of Product Management, Biyikoglu will oversee management of the full suite of RMS products including models, software, platform, data and analytics.
Cihan comes to RMS with nearly 20 years of experience spearheading product management for big data, data analytics and modeling solutions with some of the world’s most successful technology companies. He holds multiple patents in these areas. Most recently, Cihan served as the Vice President of Product Management at Databricks, which delivers a widely adopted analytics platform leveraging Apache Spark, artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver compelling solutions to the market. Prior to his leadership role at Databricks, Biyikoglu served as the Vice President of Product for Redis Labs, where he shaped the architectural direction and drove the product strategy and roadmap for the company’s market leading open source products, cloud services and on-premise data and analytics platforms. Biyikoglu also held prominent product management positions at Microsoft, Couchbase and Twitter. For nearly a decade, Biyikoglu served as product leader for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform and suite of SQL Server products, the most widely adopted database solution in the market worldwide. Biyikoglu has demonstrated throughout his career an ability to bring customer-centric and commercially successful solutions to market at scale.
Karen White Chief Executive Officer at RMS said, “Cihan is one of the best product executives in the technology industry. He has a distinguished track record of bringing innovative, quality products to market that win high praise from customers and achieve terrific commercial success. Cihan is deeply technical, an innovative thinker, and is incredibly customer focused. He has the rare ability to drive great products to market through his understanding of how technology can best serve the needs of customers in new ways. We’re excited to have Cihan on the team.”
Cihan Biyikoglu, Executive Vice President at RMS said, “Over the last few decades, RMS continues to dominate the market in catastrophe risk modeling. RMS solutions are essential to an industry dependent on data-driven solutions for growth and risk management. I have followed RMS over the years as I worked on numerous big data analytics, cloud and machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms that have disrupted the legacy models. I am excited about the opportunity to shape the future of insurance and risk through combining the core risk skills RMS has with new experiences and solutions to improve the way business is done.”