Tableau names AWS vet Selipsky CEO, rejiggers management team

Tableau co-founder Christian Chabot will remain chairman of the company. Selipsky's mandate is to take Tableau to its next stage of growth.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Tableau has mined Amazon Web Services to find its next CEO.

The data visualization company said Monday that it has named Adam Selipsky as CEO. Current CEO and co-founder Christian Chabot will remain chairman of Tableau's board of directors.


Chabot (left) will be chairman with Selipsky as CEO. Credit: Tableau

In a statement, Chabot said adding Selipsky is about taking Tableau "to the next stage of growth". Selipsky had been involved with AWS from the start and currently is the vice president of marketing for the cloud leader.

Selipsky said Tableau had the key assets, people, and customers to continue to grow.

Chabot steps down after 14 years and said he will remain actively involved with strategy and customer evangelism.

Tableau also said that Chris Stolte, chief development officer and co-founder, will become a technical advisor. Andrew Beers will take over as chief development officer. Francois Ajenstat will become chief product officer, a new position at Tableau, and will report to Beers.

Also see: Tableau posts mixed Q2 results but continues to attract new customers | Tableau 10 set to launch as Tableau invests big in R&D

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