Christian Chabot is CEO and Co-founder of Tableau Software, one of the fastest growing analytics companies in the world. Christian co-founded Tableau and has led the company to eight consecutive years of record sales and customer growth. Prior to Tableau, Christian was with Softbank Venture Capital, where he specialized in enterprise software. Before Softbank, Christian was CEO and co-founder of BeeLine Software, a pioneer of next-generation digital mapping technology. BeeLine was acquired by Vicinity Corporation (NASDAQ: VCNT). Christian started his career as a data analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm, where he first became a bona fide data geek. He is the author of Understanding the Euro: The Clear and Concise Guide to the Trans-European Currency (McGraw-Hill, 1998), which he wrote as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow. He holds an MBA from Stanford University, an M.Sc from the University of Sussex, and a BS from Stanford’s School of Engineering.
When asked why he co-founded Tableau, he answers simply, “Making data easy to see and understand is one of the great opportunities of our time.”