Qlik Appoints Chris Jones as Executive Vice President Global Sales
RADNOR, Pa., March 14, 2018 — Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced that Chris Jones has been appointed as the new EVP, Worldwide Sales. As a member of the executive team, Chris will be responsible for all Global Sales, including Partners & Alliances and the OEM business. Chris brings over 25 years of technology industry experience in global sales and senior management where he has consistently demonstrated the ability to build, scale, motivate and lead strong worldwide sales teams.
“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to drive customer value in the dynamic analytics market with Qlik,” said Chris Jones, EVP Worldwide Sales. “It’s clear that our enterprise analytics platform is second to none and it is important to expose more business leaders to what can be possible. I was impressed at not just how the associative difference can get customers to rapid, sound insights but also with the roadmap for Augmented Intelligence, Hybrid Cloud and Big Data Indexing. It will be exciting times ahead.”
Chris has extensive expertise in growing enterprise, commercial/mid-market, and service provider markets, and leveraging partners to grow business in hardware, software and SaaS models. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Partner Officer, Infoblox, where he led the global partner strategy and organization. Prior to Infoblox, Chris was the President, Americas Sales and Global Partner Organization, Polycom, where he led go-to-market and sales strategies. Prior to Polycom, Chris held several executive leadership positions with Avaya, Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, and Proxim Corporation. Chris holds a BA, Economics, cum laude from Duke University.
“As we focus on the enterprise and the power of analytics to enable digital transformation, Chris has the right experience to drive C-level relationships, grow revenue in competitive environments and support our global reseller partner and distribution channels,” said Mike Capone, CEO Qlik. “With such a global sales footprint and world class partner network at Qlik, we look forward to Chris’ leadership to best serve our customer and partner needs.”
Qlik is a leading data analytics platform and the pioneer of user-driven business intelligence. Its portfolio of cloud-based and on-premise solutions meets customers’ growing needs from reporting and self-service visual analysis to guided, embedded and custom analytics, regardless of where data is located. Customers using Qlik Sense, QlikView and Qlik Cloud, gain meaning out of information from multiple sources, exploring the hidden relationships within data that lead to insights that ignite good ideas. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Qlik does business in more than 100 countries with over 45,000 customers globally.