Guidewire announced the appointment of David Laker as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Mr. Laker is the former Senior Vice President (SVP), Financial Services and Banking for North America Cloud and Technology at Oracle. He will lead Guidewire's global sales organizations, reporting to President and Chief Revenue Officer, John Mullen.

In his most recent role with Oracle, Mr. Laker helped customers identify value and drive collaborative strategies to best meet their business goals in moving to the cloud. Throughout his tenure at Oracle, he worked with strategic enterprise install-base customers on their technology platform strategies and data management solutions. Before joining Oracle in 2013, Mr. Laker was a Global SVP at Salesforce, where he was responsible for building out the company's industry go-to-market strategy.

He has also spent several years in a variety of leadership positions at SAP. Mr. Laker holds a BS degree from the University of Missouri.