About

Leadership

Board members Chris Stolte, Pat Hanrahan and Christian Chabot founded Tableau with a simple mission: to help people see and understand their data. Our world-class leaders have the ingredients to deliver on that mission. Along with our entire Board of Directors, their passion, experience and dedication make Tableau a great place to work. And they love working with customers.

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Adam Selipsky

President and CEO

Adam Selipsky is the President and CEO at Tableau. He sets the vision and direction for Tableau, and oversees all company strategy, business activities and operations. Selipsky spent over a decade building Amazon Web Services, one of the most successful technology platforms in the world. His leadership helped grow AWS from a start-up into a multi-billion dollar business and establish it as the undisputed market leader in cloud computing. Selipsky served as Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Support for AWS. Prior to joining Amazon, he was an executive at RealNetworks, leading the video subscription and media player division. Before that, he was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting, a strategy consulting firm. He holds an AB in government and an MBA from Harvard University.

Upon joining Tableau, Adam commented, "Tableau has that rare combination of a passionate customer base, leading products, amazingly talented people, dedication to technology innovation, and momentum in the market. I’m honoured to join the leadership team and all the great people that have fuelled Tableau’s disruption of business analytics."


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Damon Fletcher

Chief Financial Officer

Damon Fletcher is Chief Financial Officer at Tableau. Since joining Tableau in January 2014, he has held various roles within the company, most recently as the Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Tableau, Damon was a certified public accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, working with some of the fastest-growing public companies in the world. He holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Florida.

Damon is amazed by the power of our product and our team, commenting, “Tableau has remarkable products that have revolutionised the way organisations leverage their data to make decisions. Given the rapid growth in data and the continued expansion of the analytics market, I’m thrilled for the opportunity to lead our high-performing employees at Tableau to help all of our customers see and understand data.”


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Elissa Fink

Chief Marketing Officer

Elissa Fink is Tableau's Chief Marketing Officer. With 20+ years helping companies improve their marketing operations through applied data analysis, Elissa has held executive positions in marketing, business strategy, product management and product development. Prior to Tableau, Elissa was EVP Marketing at IXI Corporation, now owned by Equifax. She has also served in executive positions at Tele Atlas (acquired by TomTom), TopTier Software (acquired by SAP) and Nielsen/Claritas. Elissa also sold national advertising for the Wall Street Journal. She's a frequent speaker and has spoken at conferences including the DMA, NCDM, PSAMA and others. Elissa is a graduate of Santa Clara University and holds an MBA in marketing and decision systems from the University of Southern California. In 2013, Elissa joined the Board of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).

Elissa first discovered Tableau late one afternoon at her previous company. Three hours later, she was still "at play" with her data. "After just a few minutes using the product, I was getting answers to questions that were taking my previous company's programmers weeks to create. It was instantly obvious that Tableau was on a special mission with something unique to offer the world. I just had to be a part of it."


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Dan Miller

Executive VP Sales & Support

Dan Miller is the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Sales, Services and Support for Tableau. Miller is an industry veteran with 30 years of experience. Most recently, he led the global go-to-market strategy, sales and operations for Oracle’s ISV/OEM and Java businesses. Previously, he led Juniper’s Enterprise business and spent nearly 20 years at Sun Microsystems where he held a variety of senior sales management positions. As SVP Global Systems and Storage for Sun, Dan led the server and storage field sales and engineering unit. Dan also brings to Tableau a global leadership background, including a three-year period as President and Chairman of Sun Microsystems KK, Sun Microsystem’s subsidiary in Japan. He holds a bachelor's degree in business with an emphasis in information systems and marketing from the University of Colorado.

When Dan joined Tableau he immediately went out to the field to meet the teams and customers, “It’s been phenomenal to witness the teaming, energy, winning and results. From Seattle to Palo Alto to Dallas to Washington DC to New York to London to Paris to Frankfurt, it’s been inspiring getting to know how the team has created a passionate following in a unique Tableau way and I’m so excited to continue to cultivate that energy with the entire team.”


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Andrew Beers

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Beers is Tableau's Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for Tableau's long-term technology roadmap and emerging technologies. During his tenure at Tableau, he has led many of the engineering teams, created new products for the company and personally written pieces of the product code. Andrew has been at the very heart of Tableau's engineering for most of the company's existence. Before joining Tableau in 2004, Andrew ran the engineering group at Align Technology, makers of the Invisalign system, building software to support large-scale customised manufacturing. He holds a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University, where he worked in Pat Hanrahan's computer graphics research group.

When Andrew was first introduced to a very early version of Tableau Desktop, he knew he had seen the future. "My previous company and I personally were doing data analysis using old, traditional systems that I knew Tableau would replace. But it wasn't until I got to see under the hood that I realised how incredible Tableau really was. VizQL was a technology that I had to get my hands on."


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Mark Nelson

Executive VP, Product Development

Mark Nelson is Executive Vice President of Product Development, leading the global engineering and product teams at Tableau. Most recently, Mark was the Chief Technology Officer at Concur, where he was responsible for all aspects of product development as well as hosting operations for their SaaS services and Concur's internal IT function. Previously, he spent more than 16 years as Vice President and Architect at Oracle, where his last role was responsibility for much of Oracle’s cloud infrastructure. Nelson’s extensive cloud computing expertise also affords him a role as an Advisory Board Member for SkyTap, a cloud provider focused on transforming traditional enterprise applications. He holds a BS in General Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before Mark joined Tableau, he was a Tableau customer, using the platform daily to get a better understanding of operations. “I know first-hand that there’s nothing like the Tableau platform. I’m excited to be part of a team making a difference in the world with data."


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Francois Ajenstat

Chief Product Officer

Francois Ajenstat is Tableau's Chief Product Officer. Francois Ajenstat is responsible for Tableau's overall product strategy and oversees the product portfolio including product packaging, pricing and positioning. He is also responsible for evangelising Tableau's products with customers and partners and incorporating customer and partner feedback into the strategic vision of the Tableau portfolio. Francois brings a wealth of product management experience in the business intelligence industry. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Before that, he worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM), leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP and Microsoft.

The first time Francois saw Tableau, over 10 years ago, he recognised the potential to transform the industry and revolutionise how people work with data. "I knew I needed to be part of what was to become an entire new era in business analytics and it's been incredible to be part of the team that is making that vision a reality."


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Michele Yetman

Executive VP, Human Resources

Michele Yetman is Tableau's Executive Vice President of Human Resources. With 30+ years of experience, Michele has held executive Human Resources positions for several technology and life science companies. Michele spent nearly a decade leading Human Resources for Amazon Web Services (AWS). During her time there, she helped fuel international expansion and scale the global workforce for the cloud computing leader. Earlier in her time at the company, she also led Human Resources for both Seller Services and the eCommerce Platform organisations, and oversaw talent management for Amazon's global technology community. Prior to Amazon, Michele spent 10 years with ICOS Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Eli Lilly. As the Vice President & Corporate Officer for ICOS, Michele led the Human Resources function through the full life cycle of the company, from early growth phase through divestiture. She has also held Human Resources leadership roles with International Data Group (IDG) and Genetics Institute, Inc. (acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals). Michele holds a bachelor's degree in both Human Resources and English from the University of Michigan.

Michele knows first-hand the importance of a corporate culture that's both people-centric and data-centric. "Tableau's relentless dedication to its mission and its customers is truly inspiring. I am thrilled to be a part of Tableau's unique culture."


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Jay Peir

Executive VP, Corporate Development and Strategy

Jay Peir is Tableau's Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, responsible for corporate strategy, pricing and acquisitions. He also advises the Tableau Foundation, which he helped to establish in 2013. Prior to joining Tableau in 2011, he served in various senior roles at SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) including as VP of Corporate Development, VP & Treasurer, and as CFO. While at SunPower, Jay helped scale the organisation from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar solar energy company.

Jay brings over 20 years of experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and business development. He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from Stanford Business School.

“I’m amazed every day by the passion and desire to make a difference that characterises our employees and our culture. I am proud to be a part of the company that is revolutionising how people see and understand data.”


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Keenan Conder

Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Keenan Conder is Tableau's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. With 20+ years helping companies solve complex legal issues, Keenan has held general counsel positions with high-growth disruptive companies. Keenan joins Tableau from Isilon (NASDAQ: ISLN) where he was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (acquired by EMC Corp (NYSE: EMC)). Previously, Keenan spent over a decade in the travel-technology sector, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of e-commerce pioneer Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). He has also held positions at Travelocity.com and Sabre Inc. He began his legal career as a commercial litigator and is a graduate of Wake Forest University Law School.

Keenan has experienced first-hand the acute problems people face in trying to analyse data productively. "Tableau's mission of making data easy to see and understand can be fundamentally game-changing – as it accelerates the time from data analysis to data utilisation. I am honoured to be a part of the team."

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