) a leader in Business Discovery – user-driven Business Intelligence (BI), today announced it has appointed Palo Alto Networks’ CFO Steffan Tomlinson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Steffan will also be a member of QlikTech’s Audit Committee.
“Steffan brings an entrepreneurial mindset and a high level of financial and operational experience to our Company,” said Lars Björk, CEO at QlikTech. “His unique insight and passion for innovation and customer success will be invaluable as we continue to build upon our leadership position in the Business Discovery market and take the necessary steps to foster long-term growth. With Steffan on board we have bolstered our team of directors to achieve this goal.”
During his career, Tomlinson has worked at a number of high-growth market-leading companies. He joined Palo Alto Networks in February 2012, where he oversees the company’s finance, accounting, IT, legal, and manufacturing functions. From 2005 to 2011, he served as CFO of Aruba Networks and was instrumental in both their Initial Public Offering and helping the company scale to facilitate growth. From 2000 to 2005, he was the first non-founder employee and, ultimately, CFO of Peribit Networks. Prior to Peribit, Tomlinson was the director of financial planning and analysis at Excite@Home, and has also held various finance and financial analyst positions at Oracle.
“QlikTech has experienced tremendous growth over the past years and is well-positioned for the future,” added Tomlinson. “Its pioneering approach to enabling access to information has not just propelled its success, but importantly has created a strong and loyal customer base. I am looking forward to being a part of this dynamic team and contributing to QlikTech.”
QlikTech (NASDAQ: QLIK) is a leader in Business Discovery—user-driven Business Intelligence (BI). Its QlikView Business Discovery solution bridges the gap between traditional BI solutions and inadequate spreadsheet applications. The in-memory associative search technology QlikTech pioneered created the self-service BI category, allowing users to explore information freely rather than being confined to a predefined path of questions. Appropriate from SMB to the largest global enterprise, QlikView’s self-service analysis can be deployed with data governance in days or weeks. The QlikView Business Discovery platform’s app-driven model works with existing BI solutions, offering an immersive mobile and social, collaborative experience. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, QlikTech has offices around the world serving approximately 26,000 customers in over 100 countries.