Tableau Software gets a new CEO, management team

Tableau Software today announced the appointment of AWS veteran Adam Selipsky as president and chief executive officer to take the company to the next level of growth.

Christian Chabot, co-founder and current CEO of Tableau, will continue to serve as chairman of Tableau’s board of directors.

“His experience in making AWS the world’s leading cloud platform, his passion for servicing customers at a global scale, and his authentic team player attitude make him an extraordinary fit for Tableau,” said Chabot.

Adam Selipsky has spent over a decade building Amazon Web Services. His leadership helped grow AWS from a start-up into a multi-billion dollar business and establish it as the undisputed market leader in cloud computing.

Selipsky currently serves as vice president of Marketing, Sales and Support for AWS. Prior to joining Amazon, he was an executive at RealNetworks, leading the video subscription and media player division.

Christian Chabot will remain actively involved in the company as chairman of the board of directors. He will continue to assist the company with long-term strategy and customer evangelism. Chabot served as Tableau’s CEO for 14 years and helped grow the company into a technology pioneer with over 46,000 customer accounts.

Chris Stolte, Tableau’s co-founder and chief development officer, will transition to technical advisor and Andrew Beers will take the leadership of the product development team as chief development officer. Francois Ajenstat, one of the company’s long-time product leaders, will be elevated to a new position as chief product officer, reporting to Beers.