Sources: Tanium COO-CFO Leaves Company Suddenly, Despite IPO Plans On Horizon

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"I think our path is to go public," Hindawi told CRN. He also told the Financial Times in October that the company would look to go public in the next 18 months and will look to start filing paperwork for an IPO early this year.  

Tanium told CRN that "nothing has changed" from the company's previous statements about an initial public offering, with a company spokesperson saying, "We have not begun any formal process" toward an IPO. 

Brown's exit is the latest in a series of top-level departures at Tanium in recent months, including CMO Jennifer Johnson in August and President of Global Sales & Field Operations Michael Carpenter in September, as well as multiple VP-level channel executives. It does not appear that Tanium has replaced Carpenter, but has named former Chief Communications Officer Scott Rubin as CMO.

Brown joined Tanium in April 2014 from Polycom, where he was CFO and COO from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, he was CFO at Electronic Arts, CFO and COO at McAfee and CFO and president at MicroStrategy. He left Polycom in 2014 after the company eliminated the COO position to "streamline the organization and continue its focus on driving operating performance." 

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