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Qlik fills role after long serving CEO’s resignation

15 Jan 2018

Mike Capone has been appointed as CEO of Qlik, the data analytics platform with over 1700 channel partners worldwide.

The appointment follows the resignation of Lars Björk late last year, who served as CEO for 17 years.

In addition to his experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Capone possesses extensive experience in leveraging data through analytics.

“I’ve seen how the smart use of data and analytics can have transformative effects on an industry, and I am excited to join a company that enables customers in every industry to re-think what’s possible,” Capone says.  

Qlik interim CEO David Murphy will return to his prior role as a board member of Qlik.

“I have been fortunate enough to meet with many of Qlik’s customers during my tenure, and have been struck by how many talk about the complete transformation that was enabled through Qlik’s platform,” says Murphy.

Capone was previously COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the healthcare, life sciences and pharma markets.

At Medidata, he played a role in its product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations.

Prior to Medidata, Capone held multiple senior leadership positions at ADP, a B2B cloud service provider, delivering services to over 600,000 companies and 39 million of their staff members worldwide.

Capone brings this unique customer perspective to Qlik, along with the expertise in scaling the IT operations of a major cloud business.

Capone was also very attracted to the culture of corporate social responsibility at Qlik.

He is on the board of the New Jersey Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and had previously chaired charitable foundations at both ADP and Medidata.

Qlik board member and a Thoma Bravo managing partner Seth Boro says, “We are excited to have Mike join us on this mission to accelerate transformation through modern business intelligence solutions.

“We also want to thank David Murphy for his interim leadership at the company, his continued service as a board member, and for acting as a special advisor to Mike in the near term.”

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