Qlik Leadership Team: Chris Powell - Chief Marketing Officer

Chris Powell

Chief Marketing Officer

A self-described data wonk, Chris leads worldwide marketing and communications as Qlik continues to expand and innovate. Forward-thinking, and someone who thrives on continuous improvement, he has a proven record of driving overall effectiveness and financial gains through strategy, planning, and performance management – scaling revenues and using data-driven approaches to understand customer needs. Since joining Qlik in June 2021, Chris has led multiple strategic initiatives including the development and launch of Qlik’s global brand awareness campaign.

Prior to joining Qlik, Chris served for eight years as Chief Marketing Officer of Commvault, a leading data protection software company, where he modernized the marketing and communication functions, strengthened brand awareness, and designed a demand generation engine to build pipeline and revenue. Prior to Commvault, Chris had a 15-year tenure at SAP serving in a wide range of leadership roles across sales and marketing – including a stint in Buenos Aires, leading SAP’s marketing in Latin America, and as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Communications.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University. Outside of the data-world, whether it is the occasional triathlon, joining an expedition to the South Pole, cycling from London to Paris (yes, including a ferry) or riding on horseback across the Andes, he is willing to do anything for a good story.