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Sonar Strengthens Management Team with Manish Gupta as CMO

Former Oracle and Redis executive to scale global marketing execution to further fuel developer adoption and company growth

Manish Gupta has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He is a seasoned executive recognized for scaling public and private businesses and growing significant enterprise value for the past 25 years.

Manish previously served as the CMO at Redis and most recently as the Vice President of Global Marketing for Java and GraalVM at Oracle, leading multi-fold growth at both businesses during his tenure. He brings diverse industry experience, managing complex business models at category-defining companies, successfully building best-in-class teams, and executing balanced go-to-market strategies for open source and commercial software dimensions of SaaS and cloud solutions.

“Manish understands firsthand how valuable clean code is to every organization today,” said Olivier Gaudin, CEO and co-founder of SonarSource. “His experience in community engagement at both Redis and Oracle will be instrumental in helping us reach our goals of increasing SonarSource’s adoption from 6 to 50 million developers and reaching $1 billion in total revenue. On the heels of our $412 million funding round, Manish is joining at a critical time in our company’s trajectory. I am excited to have Manish on the management team; there is no doubt he’ll be pivotal in leading our next stage of growth globally.”

Manish’s hire marks yet another milestone in the company’s momentous year. In addition to the $412 million funding round, which brought the company’s valuation to $4.7 billion, SonarSource reported in October 2021 that it had reached 15,000 commercial customers in record time and recently welcomed a new CTO and CFO as well as appointed Kevin Thompson to its board of directors.

“I’m thrilled to be joining SonarSource at this major inflection point for the company. With strong developer affinity, highly differentiated and foundational offerings for every coding organization, and a large blue-chip list of customers, SonarSource is uniquely positioned to become a generational global software company,” said Gupta. “The market has unambiguously acknowledged the need for better, cleaner code, which positions SonarSource for unparalleled growth. I look forward to working closely with Olivier and the leadership team to help the company seize this incredible opportunity.”

Manish holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and an MS and BS in Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices in Austin, Texas; Annecy, France; and Bochum, Germany, SonarSource is currently hiring across all departments. To learn more about working for SonarSource and to view open positions, please visit

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