Informatica announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anil Chakravarthy as chief executive officer for Informatica. Additionally, Bruce Chizen will assume the role of executive chairman. Informatica also named two new senior executives to the leadership team – Jim Davis as executive vice president and chief marketing officer and Doug Barnett as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Since going private in August 2015, Chakravarthy has served as acting CEO. During the past two quarters, Chakravarthy has led Informatica effectively and defined the strategy for the next phase of the company’s growth. Additionally, under his leadership, Informatica has delivered several significant product releases including the most important platform release in the company’s history – Informatica v10 and Informatica Big Data Management. Chakravarthy joined Informatica in September 2013 as executive vice president and chief product officer. Prior to Informatica, Chakravarthy held leadership roles at Symantec Corporation for nearly a decade. Before Symantec, Chakravarthy led product management at VeriSign. He started his career at McKinsey & Company.
Bruce Chizen has assumed the role of executive chairman for Informatica. Since August, Chizen has been a member of the Board and a special advisor to Informatica. Chizen will work closely with the leadership team on strategic priorities and serve as an ambassador for the company.
Informatica has added two seasoned leaders to the executive team with the appointments of Jim Davis as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Doug Barnett as chief financial officer (CFO). Davis and Barnett bring decades of expertise and will play pivotal roles in leading the marketing and finance teams.
Most recently, Davis was the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SAS, the leading provider of analytics solutions, where he was responsible for the global strategic direction and marketing vision for SAS products, solutions and services. Davis was responsible for the SAS brand and also oversaw a number of operational business units at SAS. He helped lead the transformation of SAS from a tools vendor to the software solutions provider it is today. As an industry thought leader and spokesperson for SAS, Davis played a key role in showing customers the business value in their data. He co-authored the book, Information Revolution: Using the Information Evolution Model to Grow Your Business, which outlines how data can be optimally used as a corporate asset and help organizations compete on a global scale. Davis joined SAS in 1994 and has held a number of functional and leadership roles over the last 21 years at SAS.
Prior to Informatica, Barnett was the executive vice president and chief financial officer at TriZetto Corporation, where he was responsible for all finance related functions, including accounting, internal audit, banking, investor relations, cash management, internal/external reporting, tax and treasury as well as HR, facilities and IT. Prior to TriZetto, Barnett was a managing director and chief financial officer of AlixPartners. Before joining AlixPartners, Barnett was senior vice president of Finance for UGS PLM Software (acquired by Siemens). Barnett began his career at PriceWaterhouse and over his 30-year career, has also served in multiple finance roles.