May 12, 2021

HR Acquisitions: Alteryx, Inc. Appoints Paula Hansen as CRO

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The former Chief Revenue Officer of SAP and Cisco Executive signs a contract to establish a new role with Alteryx, an analytics and data science specialist

Alteryx, a leading American computer software company that unleashes the power of data analytics to help people solve business and societal problems has today announced the appointment of Paula Hansen as Chief Revenue Officer

Hansen, a seasoned leader and outbound CRO of SAP Customer Experience, will be leading the global Go-to-Market organisation, including worldwide sales, channels, and all industry-specific GTM initiatives. The leading lady will play an absolutely pivotal role in driving Alteryx’s next phase of growth, responsible for scaling global sales teams, strategy, operations, and market expansion. 

"Paula is an outcome-driven sales leader with an impressive track record of delivering outstanding financial results and evolving business models to deliver growth in new markets and categories," said Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx, Inc. "She demonstrates a relentless focus on customer business transformation and is passionate about fostering inclusive and diverse teams. She will be an incredible asset to our executive team, customers, partners and associates, and I am excited to welcome her to Alteryx.”

Previously as CRO of SAP Customer Experience, Hansen led a team of over 1,200 to grow the business to US$1bn of annual recurring revenue in 2020, SAP's fastest-growing cloud portfolio. Prior to joining SAP in 2019, Hansen served as vice president of Cisco's Global Enterprise organisation, focused on digital transformation enablement for global enterprise customers across a variety of industries.

Alteryx, Inc.’s Expansion

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Alteryx went public in 2017, two decades after the company was founded. After its IPO, it acquired several smaller companies to expand, including Semanta, Yhat, ClearStory Data, and Feature Labs. 

Alteryx's analytics platform consists of six core services, Connect, Designer, Promote, Server, Hub, and Intelligence Suite, which each specialise in different data-crunching tasks. It also provides web-based services through its Alteryx Analytics Gallery.

Last week the company revealed its revenue for the first quarter of 2021 was $118.8 million, an increase of 9%, compared to revenue of $108.8 million in the first quarter of 2020.

“Alteryx is off to a solid start to the year with first-quarter results ahead of expectations as we see our transformation efforts taking hold”, said Mark Anderson, CEO of Alteryx, Inc. "We are encouraged by industry tailwinds and are increasing investments in people and infrastructure to deliver relentless value for our customers."

"Alteryx is a proven market leader with incredible growth potential as the urgency of digital transformation accelerates the need for analytics, data science and process automation," added Hansen. "We have an imminent responsibility to deliver on this demand for our global customer base and to help every organisation generate transformational outcomes from data. I look forward to leading this high-calibre team as we capitalize on the tremendous market opportunity in front of us and aim to put our unified platform in the hands of every data worker across the globe."

 

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