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.

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Scott Jones

President and Chief Revenue Officer
Scott is a seasoned executive with the enterprise software experience and skillset to expand the Alteryx footprint.

Scott Jones

President and Chief Revenue Officer

Scott Jones is the president and chief revenue officer (CRO) of Alteryx, responsible for global growth of the sales and professional services teams. Scott’s vision and leadership in merging an enterprise solution-oriented sales model with the existing, successful land-and-expand strategy is instrumental in the high-growth returns Alteryx continues to deliver.

As a key participant in the evolution of self-service and end-to-end analytics platforms, Scott recognizes the power that sophisticated yet easy-to-use solutions can deliver — empowering people to solve impactful business and societal problems.

Scott is committed to driving a culture focused on humanizing the world of data science and analytics and helping both associates and customers embrace the unconventional, challenge the status quo, and help alter the record book with Alteryx.

Before joining Alteryx, Scott served in leadership roles at Tableau, SAP, and Business Objects, accumulating more than 15 years of experience in the analytic software space. Scott maintains extensive experience building and managing sales teams in the enterprise software and marketing service industries, and a 25-year track record of rapid, high-impact success in both startups and market-leading companies.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico and received his MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business Management.

Libby Adams

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Customer Officer
Libby is obsessed with providing an amazing customer experience, from engagement to on-boarding, communications, performance, and retention.

Olivia Duane Adams

Chief Customer Officer

Olivia Duane Adams (Libby) is the chief customer officer (CCO) 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 20+ year success. 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 women in business via the Alteryx Women of Analytics initiative.

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. Libby spearheads the growth of the Alteryx Community as an engaging platform online as well as offline, with support for local and topic-focused user groups, launching what is known today as the Alteryx Inspire user conference and introducing the Alteryx ACE program.

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.

 

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.

Derek Knudsen

Derek Knudsen

Chief Technology Officer
Derek is responsible for all technology and technology initiatives, and leads both the Engineering and IT teams.

Derek Knudsen

Chief Technology Officer

Derek is the chief technology officer of Alteryx, responsible for all technology and technology initiatives at the company, including Engineering and IT. Derek brings more than 20 years of experience helping companies leverage technology for strategic advantage, as well as leading technology organizations as they scale for growth.

Before joining Alteryx, Derek was a partner with Credera, focused on technology and business strategy. Derek also worked at Irvine Company where he was a divisional CIO, responsible for the technology and digital transformation of their largest business, Irvine Company Apartments.

Derek has also held a variety of roles at Avanade, including chief technology officer, vice president of corporate strategy and director of engineering. Derek also served as solution architect at Accenture, focused on architecting digital transformation solutions for Fortune 500 companies.

Derek holds a MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.

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Sharmila Mulligan

Chief Strategy And Marketing Officer
Sharmila has spent 25+ years building game-changing software companies and is now driving the market opportunity for Alteryx as a leader in analytic process automation.

Sharmila Mulligan

Chief Strategy And Marketing Officer

Sharmila Mulligan is the chief strategy and marketing officer at Alteryx, responsible for the company’s strategic planning, global alliances, technology alliances, global go-to-market strategy and marketing initiatives inclusive of direct and indirect channels. Sharmila also leads the company’s growing Silicon Valley-based operations. After spending 25+ years building game-changing software companies in a variety of software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) markets, Sharmila is now leading Alteryx through the next wave of innovation and strategy in the data science and analytics market and driving the company's market opportunity as a leader in analytic process automation (APA). APA is shaping the market convergence of analytics, data science and process automation in one unified platform experience.

Sharmila joined Alteryx in the company’s acquisition of ClearStory Data, a modern data analytics company where she served as chief executive officer (CEO). Since joining Alteryx, Sharmila has accelerated the company’s strategy to meet the global demand for advanced analytics, making data science, machine learning and AI accessible to everyone. In addition, Sharmila supports customers and global partners in their digital transformation initiatives. Her deep knowledge of the data market, market convergence and the ecosystem led to the creation of the analytic process automation category.

Prior to ClearStory Data, Sharmila was the chief marketing officer at Aster Data Systems (acquired by Teradata Corporation) and early on at Cloudera. She was also CMO and EVP at Opsware (founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz and acquired by HP), Vice President at Netscape, Vice President at AOL and previously held roles at Microsoft, HP Software, and General Magic.  She has driven the creation of several multi-billion-dollar market categories, including Application Servers, Data Center automation and Big Data analytics.

Sharmila sits on the board of directors for ConocoPhillips and is an active investor and advisor to numerous technology companies. She also serves on the advisory board for several universities that are advancing their data and analytics programs. She is passionate about supporting women in business and leadership roles and co-leads the Alteryx People + Analytics initiative as well as a variety of STEM programs. Sharmila earned two bachelor’s degrees in computer science and economics and received her master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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

Chris Lal is chief legal officer of Alteryx, responsible for all legal affairs, including intellectual property, licensing, contract negotiations, compliance, and corporate governance. Chris has over 20 years of experience as a corporate, transactions, and securities attorney representing both public and private companies in various phases of development and growth.

Before joining Alteryx, Chris was vice president, general counsel and secretary of Tilly’s, Inc., an NYSE-traded retail and e-commerce company, where he oversaw legal affairs related to SEC and NYSE compliance, Federal Trade Commission matters, e-commerce, intellectual property, and labor and employment. He managed complex litigation and was interim head of human resources.

Before Tilly’s, Chris served as general counsel at Thompson National Properties, Sunstone Hotel Investors, and RemedyTemp, helping these companies through various stages of growth and corporate change. Chris began his career at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, as a member of the corporate and securities practice, where he advised clients on matters including public securities offerings and private placements, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

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

L. David Kingsley

Chief Human Resources Officer

L. David Kingsley is the chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Alteryx and is responsible for leading the company’s global human resources (HR) teams across talent acquisition, onboarding, total rewards, learning and development, HR business partners and corporate social responsibility (CSR), including the Alteryx for Good program. David’s passion for data-driven insights and leadership supporting Alteryx associates 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 put the thrill back into problem solving. David’s commitment to building diverse teams and an inclusive culture at Alteryx empowers associates 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.