rocket fuelRocket Fuel Inc. announced the appointment of Dave Sankaran as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Sankaran brings more than 20 years of experience to this key role at Rocket Fuel, including extensive experience in the software and internet services industries, as well as a mix of operating and financial management experience with high-growth companies.

Mr. Sankaran’s experience includes serving as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SupportSpace, Inc., a SaaS-based company specializing in cloud based/remote technical services for computers and devices. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Nighthawk Radiology, Inc., a publicly traded SaaS telemedicine company. Prior to his SaaS leadership roles, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Accelrys, Inc., a publicly traded subscription analytic software provider.

Mr. Sankaran brings additional financial leadership experience from his time spent with companies including Ocular Sciences, Inc., PeopleSoft, Inc., Affymetrix, Inc., Chiron Corporation, Raychem Corporation, and Arthur Andersen & Company, where he held a variety of financial leadership positions throughout his career.