Leadership

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

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

President and CEO

As President and CEO at Tableau, Mark Nelson sets the vision and direction for Tableau, overseeing company strategy, business activities and operations. Prior to becoming President and CEO, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Product Development for Tableau, leading the global engineering and product teams. Under his leadership, both teams helped the company broaden and deepen its industry-leading analytics platform to support customers globally. Prior to Tableau, 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. He also spent 17 years as Vice President and Architect at Oracle. Mark holds a B.S. in general engineering and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Portrait of Jackie Yeaney

Jackie Yeaney

Executive Vice President, Marketing

As EVP of Marketing at Tableau, Jackie Yeaney is responsible for empowering and educating more people about the power of seeing and understanding data. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a marketing thought leader navigating the intersection of brand, customer experience and data analytics. Jackie started her career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and then spent several years as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. She has made a marked impact at reputable brands like Delta Air Lines and Red Hat. Jackie holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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Andrew Beers

Chief Technology Officer

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


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Francois Ajenstat

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Francois Ajenstat is responsible for Tableau's overall product strategy and oversees the product portfolio including product packaging, pricing and product positioning. Francois is also responsible for evangelizing 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.


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Ryan Aytay

Chief Revenue Officer

Ryan Aytay is Tableau’s Chief Revenue Officer. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Ryan has a proven track record of leading with trust, agility, and execution to consistently drive results through strategic customer relationships, trusted partnerships and reliable business operations. Prior to taking this role, Ryan was Salesforce’s Chief Business Officer, partnering with with Marc Benioff to set, manage and deliver critical business priorities — such as our company’s COVID-19 pandemic response in service of our customers and our communities in need. Ryan also established and owns Salesforce’s strategic partnerships with companies like Amazon, Google, Alibaba, Apple, and IBM — many of which are now our largest customers. Ryan has an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from Augsburg University.


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Michele Yetman

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Michele Yetman is Tableau's EVP of Human Resources. With 30-plus years of experience, Michele has held executive HR positions for several technology and life science companies. Michele spent nearly a decade leading HR for Amazon Web Services (AWS). During her time, 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 HR for both Seller Services and the eCommerce Platform organizations 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  HR function through the full life cycle of the company, from early growth phase through divestiture. She has also held HR leadership roles with International Data Group (IDG) and Genetics Institute, Inc. (acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals). Michele holds a bachelor's degree in human resources and English from the University of Michigan.


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Jay Peir

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Jay Peir is Tableau's EVP of Corporate Strategy responsible for corporate strategy and pricing. He also advises the Tableau Foundation, which he helped 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 organization from a startup to a multibillion 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 and an MBA from Stanford Business School.


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Tom Walker

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Tom Walker is the EVP, Chief Operating Officer for Tableau, and previously served as its Executive Vice President of Cloud and its Chief Financial Officer. Tom oversees and helps coordinate Tableau’s operations as well as GM responsibilities for Tableau’s emerging businesses: Tableau Online, Data Management and Server Management. Tom brings extensive experience in finance, operations, strategic planning and acquisitions. Prior to joining Tableau in 2004, he held finance positions at private and public companies including Time Warner and IDG Books (since acquired by John Wiley and Sons). He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Arizona State University, and a master's degree in business administration from Baruch College.


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Kate Wright

Senior Vice President, Tableau Product Development

As SVP of Tableau Product Development, Kate Wright is responsible for Analytics Engineering, Product Management and overall User Experience for Tableau and Tableau CRM. Kate is a leader in the analytics field with over 17 years in a variety of development, product management and leadership roles. Previous to Tableau, she was the Head of Augmented Business Intelligence at SAP and similarly, had responsibilities for their portfolio of BI products. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mathematics and Computer Science.


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Jim Joudrey

Senior Vice President, Tableau Product Development

Jim is a Senior Vice President of Product Development at Tableau and joined the company in 2019, he leads engineering and product management for the Core Engineering and Data teams. He is responsible for Tableau Online, Tableau Server, Data Catalog, Prep, Server Management and several internal facing engineering functions. Prior to joining Tableau, Jim held leadership positions at Amazon, Microsoft and several smaller technology companies. Most recently he was at Amazon for a decade working in AWS and Retail. He has a Technology Management MBA from Drexel University and Bachelor’s in Finance & Political Science from Western Washington University.


Portrait of Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Senior Vice President, Finance

Matt Nelson is Tableau’s Senior Vice President of Finance, responsible for Revenue Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis. During his time at Tableau, Matt has led teams including Accounting, Treasury, Tax and Compensation, previously serving as SVP Corporate Controller. Matt has managed teams across the globe and has been instrumental to Tableau’s growth. Prior to Tableau, he led audit engagements at PricewaterhouseCoopers, covering various industries such as Technology and Financial Services. Matt holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Washington State University and is a certified Public Accountant.


Portrait of Kelly Blazy

Kelly Blazy

Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel

Kelly Blazy serves as Tableau’s Associate General Counsel, Senior VP where she oversees and coordinates Tableau’s global commercial and strategic transaction teams. Kelly brings more than 20 years of legal experience in the technology space. Prior to joining Tableau in 2011, Kelly was with Concur Technologies, Inc. (since acquired by SAP) for three years where she held senior positions in its commercial legal department and several private law firms for eight years. Kelly received a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Idaho and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.