Leadership

Revolutionizing Business Through Data Science and Analytics

It started with the vision of three founders to build a company that delivers a software platform that enables organizations to feel the exuberance of finding answers faster. Dean Stoecker, Olivia Duane Adams, and Ned Harding founded Alteryx in 1997, and through their leadership and passion, the company has revolutionized business via data science and analytics. Today, Alteryx continues to deliver the goods for data analysts, business leaders, IT, and data scientists by helping them get deeper insights faster and more efficiently than they could ever have imagined.

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
Mark is a seasoned executive with a proven track record guiding enterprise technology organizations as they grow and scale.

Mark Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Anderson is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alteryx. Prior to Alteryx, Mark was president of Palo Alto Networks where he and the team grew the company from pre-IPO in 2012 to become one of the largest security companies in the world. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Mark led sales and go-to-market initiatives at F5 Networks where he was instrumental in driving the company’s long-term, sustained hyper-growth.

For the past two years, Mark also served on the Alteryx Board of Directors. During his tenure on the Alteryx board, Mark played an active role in the company’s operations and strategy. Mark also served as the executive chairman at Avi Networks, a private, multi-cloud ADC innovator in Silicon Valley (acquired by VMWare in 2019), and has served on the board of directors for Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET) since Aug. 2019. Earlier in his career, Mark held leadership positions at Cisco Systems and Lucent Technologies. He holds a B.A. in business and economics from York University in Toronto.

Libby Adams

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer
Libby is focused on strengthening upskilling efforts for customers to enable a culture of analytics, scaling the presence of Alteryx in academia and furthering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer

Olivia Duane Adams (Libby) is the chief advocacy officer (CAO) and co-founder of Alteryx, and one of only a handful of female founders to take a technology company public, along with her founding counterparts, Dean Stoecker and Ned Harding. Libby’s vision and leadership in the creation of the world’s leading data science and analytics community is a key factor in the company’s 24-year success. She is responsible for strengthening upskilling and reskilling efforts for Alteryx customers to enable a culture of analytics, scaling the presence of the Alteryx SparkED education program and furthering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Under Libby’s leadership, the Alteryx Community has grown both on- and offline, serving as an incubator for the workforce of the future and empowering all workers to become data workers, with an intentional focus on supporting diversity in analytics. As the former chief customer officer, Libby recognized early on that creating a customer-centric culture went beyond delivering a successful product experience and set out to enable a global community of passionate data lovers, where Alteryx users can solve more together, boldly step into the unknown and achieve more than they ever thought possible. Today, Libby’s passion for customers holds strong as she works closely with Alteryx users and the global analytics community on key initiatives to diversify their workforces, upskill their people and deliver meaningful outcomes and insights in our ever-changing business world. Libby spearheads the Alteryx SparkED program, which provides free software and resources to learners of all skill levels to develop the analytics skills they need to question, understand and solve with data. SparkED is empowering thousands of students and job seekers with in-demand certifications that will set them up for success in their careers and beyond.

Before co-founding Alteryx, Libby held various sales, customer, and marketing roles at Strategic Mapping, Donnelley and VNU Business Media.

Libby earned a bachelor’s degree from Castleton University in Vermont and is an active member of the university’s alumni association.

 

Matthew Stauble

Matthew Stauble

Chief Customer Officer
Matthew’s track record of leading customer organizations in high-growth companies and his relentless focus on value maximation for Alteryx users is driving success for the company’s passionate, growing and expanding customer base.

Matthew Stauble

Chief Customer Officer

Matthew Stauble is chief customer officer (CCO) of Alteryx and is responsible for developing and delivering customer strategy and ensuring customer growth and success as Alteryx continues to scale globally. He leads the customer success management, customer support, customer success advocacy and customer enablement functions at Alteryx. Matthew’s track record of leading customer organizations in high-growth companies and focus on value maximation for customers is key as Alteryx continues to ensure success for its passionate growing and expanding user base.

Matthew has over 20 years of experience in customer-centric roles where he accelerated growth for startups by building world-class infrastructure, processes and teams across customer organizations. His deep focus in global expansion, business process and technology optimization, and developing and recognizing human talent is driving the company’s customer strategy forward, as more data workers across the globe recognize the power of the analytic process automation. Matthew’s background in navigating market convergence and realizing market opportunity is a critical piece of the company’s expansion strategy, and his commitment to customer satisfaction ensures Alteryx continues to attract and retain customers.

Prior to joining Alteryx, Matthew was consulting at Pensando Systems, a developer of new edge services models of enterprise and cloud computing, helping build their customer service strategy. Prior to Pensando Systems, Matthew spent nearly 10 years supporting customer organizations at Palo Alto Networks, earning his most recent title as senior vice president and head of worldwide customer services. In his roles at Palo Alto Networks, Matthew helped propel the company into its next stage of high growth, building the customer organization from 15 people to 1,200+ people and turning a startup that generated millions in revenue to a $4 billion company at the time of his departure. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he was vice president of services at Innotas, where he was responsible for account management, delivery services, support and education. Matthew has also held similar positions at Hewlett-Packard (HP), Mercury (acquired by HP) and Kintana, where he launched the company's customer support organization.

Matthew currently serves as an advisor for Pensando Systems and Exabeam, a leading security analytics and automation company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from San Jose State University and resides with his family in Los Gatos, California. 

Kevin Rubin

Kevin Rubin

Chief Financial Officer
Kevin’s financial management and planning experience is driving the company forward through its next growth stage as the leader in self-service data analytics.

Kevin Rubin

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Rubin is chief financial officer (CFO) of Alteryx, responsible for all financial management activities including finance and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, and business applications. Kevin brings 20 years of experience in the industry, leading both public and private technology companies through rapid growth and expansion.

Before joining Alteryx, Kevin was chief financial officer of MSC Software, a private equity-backed software company. Kevin was responsible for managing MSC through significant transition including aligning the financial and business operations to support MSC’s growth through systems, processes, and human capital. Kevin also led strategic activities including debt and recapitalizations transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin previously served as chief financial officer for Pictage, a venture-backed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider; DataDirect Networks, a data storage equipment provider; and MRV Communications, a publicly traded telecommunications equipment provider. Kevin started his career at Arthur Andersen as a member of its Technology Practice working with a broad range of small, privately held companies to large, publicly traded organizations.

Kevin is a certified public accountant (inactive) in California and holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Paula Hansen

Paula Hansen

Chief Revenue Officer
Paula’s strong track record of leading global sales strategy and market expansion, along with her sharp focus on business outcome achievement, is setting Alteryx up for success as it continues to grow and emerge as a leader in analytics automation.

Paula Hansen

Chief Revenue Officer

Paula Hansen is the chief revenue officer (CRO) of Alteryx and is responsible for leading the global go-to-market (GTM) organization, which includes worldwide sales, systems engineering, channels and industry-specific GTM initiatives. With more than 25 years of leadership experience with high-growth market expansion, business model evolution, partner ecosystems and customer success, Paula will be instrumental in driving Alteryx into its next phase of growth. Additionally, Paula’s track record of recruiting, hiring and promoting strong leaders across the globe, and building high-performing teams with strong employee engagement, trust, followership and retention will be key as Alteryx continues to scale globally.

Prior to joining Alteryx, Paula was the CRO of SAP Customer Experience where she led the global sales strategy, GTM operations and customer success. Her team served more than 10,000 customers across 150 countries and grew the business to $1 billion of annual recurring revenue in 2020, SAP’s fastest growing cloud portfolio. Before joining SAP in 2019, Paula served as vice president of Cisco’s Global Enterprise organization, a $2B business focused on digital transformation enablement for global enterprise customers across a variety of industries. In addition to her position at Alteryx, Paula also serves on the board of directors of Qualtrics, the leading provider of experience management (NASDAQ: XM) solutions.

Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She lives in San Francisco, California with her husband, Bryan, and their two sons, Chase and Reid.

Suresh Vittal - Chief Product Officer

Suresh Vittal

Chief Product Officer
Suresh is responsible for the strategic vision of Alteryx’s leading analytics and data science innovation, playing a critical role in setting the company’s product and cloud strategy.

Suresh Vittal

Chief Product Officer

Suresh Vittal is the chief product officer (CPO) of Alteryx and is responsible for the strategic vision of Alteryx’s leading analytics and data science innovation. Suresh leads the Product Management, Engineering and Development organizations, playing a critical role in the company’s cloud, data science and analytics automation product strategy. His experience driving cloud transformation for leading software companies is helping Alteryx make machine learning and artificial intelligence easily accessible to citizen users.

Suresh embraces a product-led growth strategy and drives an innovation agenda focused on delighting customers and accelerating their transformation journeys. With over 20 years of experience at various size and stage companies, Suresh has led teams across platform and product strategy, product marketing, pricing, packaging and go-to-market strategy. Most recently, he was responsible for overseeing product management, product marketing and go-to-market strategy for Adobe’s Digital Experience business, including Adobe Experience Cloud, one of the most comprehensive set of applications helping brands drive digital transformation.

Suresh joined Adobe through the company’s acquisition of Neolane in 2013, where he served as chief product officer. Before Neolane, he was instrumental in building and scaling the Customer Intelligence practice at Forrester Research, where his research agenda focused on enterprise marketing technologies, database marketing strategies and customer analytics. Prior to joining Forrester in 2006, Suresh spent several years working at SPSS and NetGenesis. An industry thought-leader, Suresh regularly speaks on digital marketing, cross-channel campaign management, the intersection of data and creativity and the future of real-time enterprises.

Suresh holds a master’s degree in business administration from Greenwich College, The University of Hull in the United Kingdom, as well as a master’s degree of science in computer information systems from Bentley College.

Chris Lal

Chris Lal

Chief Legal Officer
Chris brings significant corporate, transactional, and business experience to oversee all legal affairs for Alteryx as it continues its growth as a leader in self-service data analytics.

Chris Lal

Chief Legal Officer

Christopher M. Lal has served as our chief legal officer since April 2019 and prior to that served as our senior vice president and general counsel since August 2016. Chris is responsible for the company's global legal affairs and our privacy and equity administration functions. Prior to joining us, Chris served as general counsel for several publicly traded and private companies. Earlier in his career, he practiced law as a corporate and securities attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Chris holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.

Alan Jacobson

Alan Jacobson

Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Alan Jacobson is the chief data and analytics officer (CDAO) of Alteryx, driving key data initiatives and accelerating digital business transformation for the Alteryx global customer base.

Alan Jacobson

Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Alan Jacobson is the chief data and analytics officer (CDAO) of Alteryx, driving key data initiatives and accelerating digital business transformation for the Alteryx global customer base. As CDAO, Jacobson leads the company’s data science practice as a best-in-class example of how a company can get maximum leverage out of its data and the insights it contains. He is responsible for data management and governance, product and internal data, and use of the Alteryx Platform to drive continued growth.

Prior to joining Alteryx, Alan held a variety of leadership roles at Ford Motor Company across engineering, marketing, sales and new business development; most recently leading a team of data scientists to drive digital transformation across the enterprise. As an Alteryx evangelist at Ford, Alan spent many years leveraging the Alteryx Platform across the company and witnessed first-hand the impact a culture of analytics can have on the bottom line and what it takes to succeed as a data-driven enterprise. Alan will extend his role as an evangelist to customers, helping data workers and business leaders alike foster a culture of analytics and deepen their investments in digital transformation strategies.

Alan was recognized as a top leader in the global automotive industry as an Automotive Hall of Fame Leadership & Excellence award winner and an Outstanding Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Society of Detroit, and works with the National Academy of Engineering and other organizations as an advisor on data science topics.

Alan earned his bachelor’s degrees in engineering from the University of New Hampshire and received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech.

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Scott Davidson

Chief Operating Officer
Scott’s operational and financial leadership experience poises Alteryx for further growth and innovation, as he builds out the infrastructure that enables global scale and efficiency.

Scott Davidson

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Davidson is the chief operating officer (COO) at Alteryx and is responsible for building out the infrastructure that enables global scale and efficiency, including Corporate Development, Information Technology, Enterprise Applications and Human Resources. By aligning both people- and business-centered operations, Scott ensures that Alteryx associates are seamlessly integrated into the company’s culture and systems.

Scott brings 20 years of senior operational and financial leadership experience to Alteryx. Having held strategic roles at fast-growing software companies, Scott supports the execution on strategy for growth and innovation at Alteryx as the business continues to invest in talent, grow its user base and enter new markets. His strong background in working with data-centric companies and keen understanding of how data can be leveraged to solve real-world problems are instrumental in ensuring Alteryx is well-positioned for hyper growth and market leadership.

Prior to joining Alteryx, Scott served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer (CFO) at Hortonworks, a public open source data platform company that he took public in 2014. As COO and CFO, he oversaw Finance, HR, IT, Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing and Professional Services. In 2018, he successfully engineered the $5.2 billion merger of Hortonworks into Cloudera. Prior to this, Scott was the CFO of Quest Software and held strategic financial roles at Citrix Systems.

Scott holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami.

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Billy Spears

Chief Information Security Officer
Billy’s passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience and incorporate core principles is driving transformation and simplifying processes across the organization.

Billy Spears

Chief Information Security Officer

Billy Spears is the chief information security officer (CISO) at Alteryx and is responsible for overseeing enterprise cybersecurity and associated risk management practices. With a strong focus in both internal and external security, Billy ensures that Alteryx associates, customers, partners and vendors are thoroughly protected via state-of-the-art policies, processes and technologies. His passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience and incorporate core principles are driving transformation and simplifying processes across the organization.

Billy brings more than 20 years of experience leading and building teams in the information and security space across both the corporate world and the federal government. His strong background in information and security across different industries and verticals is critical in enforcing best practices within all areas of the business. Billy’s informed guidance and strategic approach to risk management and security efforts is instrumental in improving protections as Alteryx and the larger self-service analytics market continues to grow and expand across the globe.

Prior to joining Alteryx, Billy served as executive vice president and chief information security officer at loanDepot, a market leader and online mortgage lender for consumers. While in this role, Billy helped create the first security enabled digital home loan experience for consumers – a game-changing advancement in the mortgage business. Billy has held similar positions at companies like Hyundai Capital America, General Electric and Dell, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Billy is an adjunct cybersecurity professor for Webster University and a member of the company advisory board for Cymatic, a web application defense platform. Billy holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from National University and received his MBA from University of Phoenix.

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L. David Kingsley

Chief People Officer
David’s experience in helping global, value-driven companies grow through focused people initiatives and data-driven insights is key as Alteryx continues to scale globally.

L. David Kingsley

Chief People Officer

L. David Kingsley is the chief people officer (CPO) of Alteryx and is responsible for leading the company’s global People & Culture team across talent acquisition, onboarding, learning and development, HR business partners, total rewards, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), including the company's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) and the Alteryx for Good (AFG) program. David’s passion for data-driven insights and leadership supporting Alteryx employees in their roles and career paths is key as the company scales for continued global growth.

David brings over 20 years of experience helping global, value-driven companies grow through focused initiatives around workforce and succession planning, leadership development, employee experience and employer brand initiatives. His strong background in using data to drive employee engagement in high-growth companies is amplifying the Alteryx mission of using analytics to automate and optimize business outcomes. David’s commitment to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture at Alteryx empowers employees to build best-in-class products and efficiently serve the company’s growing customer base.

Prior to joining Alteryx, David served as the chief people officer of Vlocity, leading up to and through its acquisition by Salesforce. Prior to Vlocity, David served in executive roles at MuleSoft as the head of global people and places, and at Salesforce as the senior vice president of human resources for strategy and operations. He has also served in organization development practice leadership roles at Accenture and Booz Allen, working with clients in the U.S. intelligence community, oil & gas, communications and high technology industries.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Catholic University and a master’s degree in organizational sciences from George Washington University. He is a retired Lieutenant from the U.S. Navy Reserve and lives with his family in Newport Beach, California.

Our Founders

Dean Stoecker

Dean Stoecker

Executive Chairman of the Board
Dean founded Alteryx in 1997 and led the company as CEO through October 2020, achieving solid organic growth, and a successful IPO in March 2017.

Dean Stoecker

Executive Chairman of the Board

Dean Stoecker is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. Dean founded Alteryx in 1997 and led the company as CEO through October 2020, achieving solid organic growth, and a successful IPO in March 2017. Dean’s leadership and motivational skills, along with his ability to create, communicate, and realize a vision, were a driving force behind the company’s 20+ year success.

The company’s performance since going public in 2017 is a direct result of the company’s ability to execute on delivering a transformational experience to customers of all sizes, and Dean’s unique vision and strategy around empowering every worker, regardless of technical acumen, to transform their data into actionable insights and drive meaningful business impact.

Dean serves as advisor to entrepreneurs and is an active philanthropist, creating the Alteryx for Good program to bring the thrill of solving real-world problems to nonprofits, educators, and local communities. Dean is passionate about humanizing the world of data science and analytics, which is evident in the company’s culture, extensive resources for continued education, and efforts to influence social change. 

Before co-founding Alteryx, Dean held various sales and business leadership roles at Strategic Mapping and Dun & Bradstreet. Dean earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and his undergraduate degree in international business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Libby Adams

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer
Libby is focused on strengthening upskilling efforts for customers to enable a culture of analytics, scaling the presence of Alteryx in academia and furthering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Advocacy Officer

Olivia Duane Adams (Libby) is the chief advocacy officer (CAO) and co-founder of Alteryx, and one of only a handful of female founders to take a technology company public, along with her founding counterparts, Dean Stoecker and Ned Harding. Libby’s vision and leadership in the creation of the world’s leading data science and analytics community is a key factor in the company’s 24-year success. She is responsible for strengthening upskilling and reskilling efforts for Alteryx customers to enable a culture of analytics, scaling the presence of the Alteryx SparkED education program and furthering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Under Libby’s leadership, the Alteryx Community has grown both on- and offline, serving as an incubator for the workforce of the future and empowering all workers to become data workers, with an intentional focus on supporting diversity in analytics. As the former chief customer officer, Libby recognized early on that creating a customer-centric culture went beyond delivering a successful product experience and set out to enable a global community of passionate data lovers, where Alteryx users can solve more together, boldly step into the unknown and achieve more than they ever thought possible. Today, Libby’s passion for customers holds strong as she works closely with Alteryx users and the global analytics community on key initiatives to diversify their workforces, upskill their people and deliver meaningful outcomes and insights in our ever-changing business world. Libby spearheads the Alteryx SparkED program, which provides free software and resources to learners of all skill levels to develop the analytics skills they need to question, understand and solve with data. SparkED is empowering thousands of students and job seekers with in-demand certifications that will set them up for success in their careers and beyond.

Before co-founding Alteryx, Libby held various sales, customer, and marketing roles at Strategic Mapping, Donnelley and VNU Business Media.

Libby earned a bachelor’s degree from Castleton University in Vermont and is an active member of the university’s alumni association.

 

Ned Harding

Ned Harding

Founding Partner and Advisor
Ned is the technology innovator behind the speed and capacity of the Alteryx engine and the creator of the self-service data analytics workflow. He currently serves as an advisor to our engineering teams.

Ned Harding

Founding Partner and Advisor

Ned Harding is a founding partner of Alteryx and was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer until July of 2018. In this role, he was responsible for developing technologies that improved the speed and capacity of the Alteryx platform and the creation of the self-service data analytics workflow. 

Ned has also developed proprietary compression algorithms that are estimated to have reduced the number of data CDs required for the 2000 U.S. Census audit from approximately 900 discs to 70. He has also led the development teams of core technologies for desktop and web-based count and fulfillment engines for large, record-level databases, including Experian’s 650-million-record National Vehicle database.

Before co-founding Alteryx, Ned was a senior software engineer at Qualitative Marketing Software, Inc. (QMSoft), a developer and manufacturer of database and turnkey direct marketing solutions, where he was the lead developer of several industry-leading products, including GeoStan and InfoStan. QMS was acquired by Group 1 Software, which was later acquired by Sagent Technology, then Pitney Bowes in 1999.

Ned attended Simon’s Rock of Bard College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a landmark in the early college movement, and the nation’s only college of liberal arts and sciences specifically designed for students of high school age.