Leonard Yakhnich serves Informatica, LLC, as an account executive, providing a host of IT-driven technology solutions to enterprise clients. Able to manage complex sales relationships, he emphasizes a consultative approach in working with C-level executives. In his free time, Leonard Yakhnich is passionate about skiing and has explored slopes on nearly every continent, including locations near Lake Tahoe such as Northstar and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Early 2017 has witnessed a return of abundant snowfall to previously parched regions in central and northern California. As reported in the Washington Post in late February, snow packs reached depths of up to 500 inches, with so much occurring in Squaw Valley that ski patrol huts and chairlifts were buried.
This was caused by the “atmospheric river” phenomena, where concentrated pockets of moisture ran through the sky and dumped loads of snow throughout the area. Short-term equipment usage issues aside, this is a windfall for the Squaw Valley resort, which announced that it would be open through the July 4th weekend. Since the resort opened in 1962, this extended season has only been possible on four occasions.
Over the course of 15 years in enterprise sales, Leonard Yakhnich has managed many complex transactions to provide technology solutions in areas including data integration, cloud computing, and cybersecurity. Since 2012, Leonard Yakhnich has served as a Senior Account Executive at Informatica, where he generates company-leading sales of the firm’s unique cloud platform.
Recent research from Gartner, a market research firm, suggests that the cloud computing sector will experience significant growth in 2017. Gartner has projected that global revenue from cloud computing will grow from $209.2 billion to $246.8 billion, for an impressive increase of 18 percent.
Driving this growth is the business world’s increasing reliance on a variety of cloud-based services. Public cloud infrastructure revenue is poised to increase by 36.8 percent, as the growing use of smart cars, appliances, factory machines, and other connected devices make more sophisticated cloud platforms a necessity. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sector is also on the rise, with Gartner projecting this market subset to grow by 20 percent.
SaaS platforms enable companies to deliver their applications via the Internet. Both emerging and established enterprises are increasingly adopting SaaS as a simpler, more efficient method of service delivery.