Paula Hansen
President & Chief Revenue Officer, Alteryx


Paula Hansen is the President & 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.

Written by Paula Hansen