Selipsky’s Replacement At Tableau
Salesforce has named Mark Nelson (pictured) as Tableau’s new CEO. Nelson has been Tableau’s executive vice president of product development for just shy of three years, leading its global engineering team and helping the company to continue to broaden and deepen its analytics platform, according to his LinkedIn page.
“With Adam Selipsky leaving Tableau to pursue an opportunity outside of the company, Mark Nelson has been appointed president and CEO of Tableau,” a spokesperson for parent company Salesforce said. “With 25 years of enterprise software experience, Mark has been on the Tableau leadership team for three years, and he has deep relationships with our customers and employees. We look forward to Tableau’s continued momentum and customer success.”
Nelson previously was chief technology officer at Bellevue, Wash.-based SAP Concur, a travel, expense and invoice management solutions provider, where he was responsible for all aspects of product development — coding, testing, release management, deployment — and hosting operations for its SaaS services and Concur’s internal IT function.
Nelson also was a nearly 17-year veteran of Oracle, where he was a vice president and architect. In his last position there, he was responsible for cloud infrastructure before leaving the company in late 2013.