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Mark Nelson

Strategic Director

Mark Nelson is President and CEO at Tableau Software, a Salesforce company. He sets the vision and direction for Tableau, and oversees company strategy, business activities and operations. Prior to becoming President and CEO at Tableau, Mark was the Executive Vice President of Product Development for Tableau, leading the global engineering and product teams. Under his leadership, both teams helped the company broaden and deepen its industry leading analytics platform to support customers globally.

As Strategic Director, Mark advises Madrona portfolio companies at the earliest stages of innovation and, with later stage companies, as they build to scale.

Prior to Tableau, Mark was the Chief Technology Officer at Concur, where he was responsible for all aspects of product development, as well as hosting operations for their SaaS services and Concur’s internal IT function. He also spent 17 years as Vice President and Architect at Oracle. Mark has also served as a board member at the Data Integration company Talend and has advised various startups.

Mark holds a B.S. in General Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.