Qlik leadership

Qlik’s accomplished leadership team is comprised of some of the top minds in the industry, guiding the company with a steadfast commitment to excellence and our core operating principles.

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Mike Capone

CEO, Qlik

Capone leads Qlik’s mission to create a data-literate world, one where people, businesses, organizations and governments tackle their most complex challenges with data. Mike has first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries. In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Mike was the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the Healthcare, Life Sciences and Pharma markets. There he played a significant role in the company’s product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations, accelerating its strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials.

Prior to Medidata, Mike held senior leadership positions at ADP including Corporate Vice President of Product Development, CIO, and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business. He was also head of product development and technology operations for ADP, one of the world’s largest B2B cloud services providers, delivering critical services to over 600,000 companies and 39 million of their staff members worldwide.

Capone holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Dickinson College and a master of business administration degree in finance from Pace University.

Qlik Chief Financial Officer - Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Dennis is responsible for all financial planning, accounting and reporting functions at Qlik. Dennis has served in various financial roles at Qlik since 2009, including Vice President of Finance and Director of Accounting and External Reporting. Prior to becoming CFO, Dennis was Qlik’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for financial reporting, tax, treasury, shared service operations, revenue recognition, finance operations, SEC reporting and internal audit.

Before joining Qlik, Dennis served as the Vice President of Finance for Medecision, and has also previously held finance and accounting roles at VerticalNet and Arthur Andersen. Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds an MBA in Finance from Villanova University and a BS in Accounting from La Salle University. He is also a board member of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance.

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Chris Jones

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Chris is responsible for all Global Sales, including our customers, partners & alliances and our OEM business. Throughout his career, Chris has consistently demonstrated a customer and partner first strategy, with a focus on building long term relationships and value.  He has spent over 25 years leading global sales and partner organizations across enterprise, commercial, government and service provider markets.

Most recently, Chris was the Chief Partner Officer, Infoblox, where he led the global partner strategy and organization. Previously, Chris was the President, Americas Sales and Global Partner Organization at Polycom, where he was responsible for sales, and overall partner go-to-market and sales strategy. Prior to Polycom, Chris has held several executive leadership positions with Avaya, Juniper Networks, and Cisco Systems.

Chris holds a BA, Economics, cum laude from Duke University.

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Mike Potter

Chief Technology Officer

Mike Potter is responsible for leading Qlik’s product management and R&D efforts. Since joining Qlik in 2014, Mike has scaled the R&D team and played a critical role in driving the product and transforming the delivery cadence from one major product release a year to multiple product lines released throughout the year.

Previously, Mike worked at Cognos for thirteen years, and was one of the originators of Cognos Business Intelligence products. After IBM’s acquisition of Cognos, he spent six years with the company leading global development organizations for Financial Performance Management and BI across the various Cognos product lines. Prior to joining Qlik, Mike was Senior Vice President of Engineering at CA Technologies, where he led a global development organization within the IT Infrastructure space.

Mike was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and is an accomplished inventor with multiple patents and expertise in financial analytics, financial performance management, data and business modelling, master data management, OLAP, SQL, and data access.

Mike holds both a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and Master of Computer Science degree from the University of Ottawa.

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Rick Jackson

Chief Marketing Officer

Rick leads global marketing strategy and execution as Qlik continues to build upon its leadership position in the growing visual analytics market. A technologist at heart, he has more than 25 years of experience marketing software and services to businesses and consumers in the technology industry.

Rick joins Qlik from Rackspace where he was CMO and a member of the company’s senior leadership team. Prior to Rackspace, he served as CMO at VMware, where he was responsible for leading the company’s global marketing strategy since early 2009. In addition, Rick has led marketing organizations at Borland Software, BEA Systems and NetGravity, among others. He brings a valuable combination of SMB and enterprise marketing skills to Qlik, including his extensive knowledge of cloud computing, infrastructure software, application middleware and developer frameworks.

Rick holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California State University, Northridge.

Roberto Sigona

Chief Customer Officer

Roberto leads the execution of end-to-end global customer engagement, ensuring customers and partners are successful with Qlik solutions from sale to renewal. Roberto’s team will ensure customers gain continuous business value and receive quantifiable outcomes and Return on Investment. His team includes Education Services; Customer Service; Global Support; Consulting Services and Customer Success Management.

Most recently, Roberto was VP, Customer Success Services, Autodesk, responsible for leading a global services organization of 650+ professionals. There he managed the Named account and Cloud Success teams, increasing adoption year-on-year and driving long-term account retention and subscriber growth. Roberto holds a Diploma of Electronic/Electrotechnical Engineering, Engineering School of the State of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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Drew Clarke

Chief Strategy Officer

Drew Clarke, SVP, Office of Strategy Management (OSM) oversees Strategic Planning with the Executive Team; Corporate Development to drive the M&A activity to support Qlik’s vision; Strategic Business Development in partnership with system integrator and technology companies; and Corporate sustainability and Social Responsibility which has been a long-term strength at the heart of Qlik culture. Since joining Qlik in 2011, Drew has successfully led numerous strategic initiatives including the development and launch of the Qlik’s cloud product offering, and multiple acquisitions.

Before coming to Qlik, Drew was the Integration Executive for mergers & acquisitions for business analytics at IBM. Before that he was Vice President, North America Field Operations at Cognos Software for IBM, leading North America marketing, business development, channel sales, inside sales, and sales and marketing operations. He had previously held positions as Vice President, Global Marketing Operations at PTC and was a Senior Director at Siebel Systems in various positions including product marketing for marketing automation and call center applications, field marketing, investor relations and business development.

He has Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served as a Captain in the United States Army with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He also holds a Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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Deborah Lofton

Chief Legal Officer

Deborah is responsible for providing legal support on operational issues, as well as developing and implementing business processes to achieve business goals and mitigate risk. She also supports SEC reporting and corporate governance compliance programs, joint venture and merger and acquisition transactions, intellectual property activities, and also manages internal and external legal resources.

Deborah joins Qlik from McCausland Keen & Buckman, where she provided legal services to public and private clients in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, business counseling and general corporate law. Prior to McCausland Keen & Buckman, Deborah was the SVP, General Counsel and Secretary for InfraSource Services, Inc., where she was responsible for corporate governance and compliance, SEC reporting, litigation management, acquisitions and divestitures, labor and employment, and general commercial. She has also served as SVP and General Counsel for SunGard Availability Services, EVP and General Counsel of RMH Teleservices Inc., and VP-Legal and Assistant General Counsel for SunGard Data Systems.

Deborah holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.