Executive appointment to help lead scaling efforts for the company's next stage of growth as Generative AI Acceleration of Industry dominates the market
AUSTIN, Texas/OSLO, Norway– July 13, 2023 - Cognite, a global leader in industrial software, today announces Jeff Coulter as Chief Financial Officer. Coulter brings 27 years of experience in finance and business leadership roles in both Fortune 100 and growth-stage SaaS companies. His mandate is to focus on driving strategic alignment, growth, and profitability across the company to create a sustainable, high-growth, profitable, rule of 40 SaaS business.
“Cognite is a category definer as a data management platform for large industrials that creates tremendous insights and value for customers, insights that have gone previously under-explored and untapped because of scaling limitations," said Coulter. "I plan to complement the existing foundation of great people, products, technology, and partnerships to help create profitable growth which allows for innovation that will bring additional value to the entire ecosystem."
"Cognite is at the brink of scaling our proposition, processes, and people towards profitable growth," said Girish Rishi, CEO, Cognite. "Jeff joins Cognite at an opportune time as Generative AI promises to deliver greater operational efficiencies and sustainability to our customers driven by data operations. Jeff complements and bolsters Cognite's path forward of operating across multiple geographies, industrial verticals directly and increasingly with our partners. Jeff's recruit is a natural evolution of establishing a stronger regime at Cognite, meaningful to all our stakeholders in the time ahead."
Jeff most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Instructure where he led financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and has held leadership positions at Blue Yonder, Intel, and Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA in Finance and a BS in Org Psychology, both from Brigham Young University.
Cognite is a globally recognized leader in industrial software with a clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with accessible, trustworthy, and contextualized data and drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries. With its market-leading Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion®, and comprehensive suite of Industrial Generative AI capabilities, Cognite AI, Cognite makes it easy for decision-makers to access and understand complex industrial data. Cognite Data Fusion® is a user-friendly, secure, and scalable platform that enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, deploy, and scale Industrial Generative AI solutions that deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at www.cognite.ai and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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