Board of Directors
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Lars Björk leads QlikTech as CEO and is a member of the company’s board of directors. He oversaw the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2010 on the NASDAQ, which was recognized as one of the year’s top tech IPOs. Under Mr. Björk’s leadership, QlikTech has sustained tremendous growth of nearly 300%.
Mr. Björk is recognized as an authority on driving company culture through an accessible management style, with articles appearing in the New York Times, Forbes and Harvard Business Review and speaking engagements at conferences including the CEO2CEO Leadership Summit. He attended the World Economic Forum, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year national winner in the technology category and was invited to speak at the e-G8 Forum. More recently he was nominated to participate in Startup America, a White House initiative to accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship.
Before QlikTech, Mr. Björk held several positions as CFO at companies such as ScandStick and Resurs Finance. He has an MBA from the University of Lund, Sweden and a Degree in Engineering from the Technical College in Helsingborg.
John Gavin, Jr. brings more than 30 years of financial and operational management experience to the QlikTech Board having most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for BladeLogic, a leading provider of next-generation data center automation software. His work at the Company focused on their initial public offering and rapid growth prior to BladeLogic's acquisition by BMC Software in April 2008.
Prior to joining BladeLogic, John served as the chief financial officer for three public companies: NaviSite, Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) and Data General Corporation. John spent 12 years at Data General Corporation in a number of roles, including chief financial officer. There he helped reshape the company's infrastructure to return it to profitability prior to its acquisition by EMC. Early in John's career, he spent 10 years at what is today PricewaterhouseCoopers in increasingly senior positions.
John also serves on the board of directors and is the audit chairman of VistaPrint Ltd as well as a member of the board of directors of a privately held ERP and CRM software company. He was previously a member of the board of directors and the audit chairman for Ascential Software. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Providence College.
Bruce Golden joined Accel Partners in 1997 and primarily focuses on investments in enterprise software and internet companies, with a particular interest in data management, analytic software, next-generation SaaS and Open Source software companies. Bruce currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors at several private and public companies, including comScore (SCOR), Responsys, and Streambase. Some of the investments that Bruce has been responsible for at Accel include: Ajuba Solutions (acquired by Interwoven, Inc.), eCommerce Industries Inc. (acquired by Insight Venture Partners), Exchange.com (acquired by Amazon.com), Itemfield (acquired by Informatica), Offermatica (acquired by Omniture) and SupportSoft (SPRT).
Prior to joining Accel, Bruce held executive positions at Illustra Information Technologies, Informix Software, and Sun Microsystems.
Bruce holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Columbia University.
Ms. Hopkins has served as Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer since 2008. Her mission is client-focused innovation. Ms. Hopkins focuses on building partnerships with venture capitalists, start-ups, corporations, universities and thought leaders to support the incubation of emerging technologies in the design, development, and implementation of disruptive customer centric business models. She serves also as Chairman of Citi’s venture capital initiatives. Since joining Citi in 2003, Ms. Hopkins’ previous positions include Chief Operations and Technology Officer, and head of Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions. She has co-chaired Citi’s women’s initiative, and previously served for five years on the board of directors for Citibank N.A., and Citicorp Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Hopkins was CFO at Boeing, CFO at Lucent Technologies, and served for five years on the Board of Directors of the DuPont Company. She is an advisor to Riverwood Capital. Ms. Hopkins brings significant leadership experience at various multinational companies.
Alex is an enterprise software veteran with significant operational and board level experience on four continents. He is the founder and owner of CrossContinentalVentures, a global advisory firm. His focus is primarily on enterprise software firms and technology; he currently serves on the board of several early and later stage private companies. Before founding CrossContinentalVentures in 2002, Alex participated in the explosive growth of Siebel Systems, where he ran the EMEA and Americas Regions and was a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Siebel Systems, Alex spent almost a decade at SAP AG and SAP America, Inc., where he held various executive positions, including CEO International Markets, Senior VP Latin America and Senior VP Global Alliances and Marketing and was a member of the extended global executive board. Alex graduated from University BA Mannheim, Germany with a degree in Business Management.
Paul has held a number of senior executive roles in major enterprise software businesses and he brings extensive knowledge of global marketing and operations expansion to QlikTech. Until March 2003 Paul served as president and COO of Siebel Systems Inc., a leading provider of e-Business application solutions. Prior to that, Paul served as CEO of SAP America, Inc., and was an executive board member of SAP AG. During his eight year tenure at SAP, Paul oversaw operations in North, South, and Central America, as well as worldwide marketing and partner relationships. Paul also helped guide product development, was responsible for introducing R/3 worldwide and grew SAP America, Inc. to be the most profitable division of the world-renowned software company. Paul also serves on the Board of Directors at Lawson Software.