Collibra invests in product portfolio built for digital transformation with latest leadership appointment
Chief Product Officer Jim Cushman joins growing team
New York, January 8, 2019 —Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, today announced the appointment of Jim Cushman as Chief Product Officer, a new role for the company. An accomplished senior executive with a strong track record of innovation and growth, Cushman will drive the firm’s product portfolio to support customers on their digital transformation journey.
Armed with 20 years of enterprise data experience, Cushman joins Collibra from Veeva Systems, a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Previously he served as president of commercial & products at Novetta Solutions, an advanced analytics company. Prior to that, he was the general manager and senior vice president of products & services for Initiate Systems, a best-of-breed MDM company that was acquired by IBM in 2010, where he was the vice president of engineering and the director of master data management.
“As we continue to expand the Collibra platform as the ‘system of record’ for data teams, strong product leadership is critical to our next phase of growth,” said Felix Van de Maele, co-founder and CEO of Collibra. “With his expertise and vision, Jim will be an excellent addition to the Collibra team, charting the course for new products and functionality that can help our customers maximize the value of their data.”
Cushman will be responsible for building new and adjacent products on the Collibra platform that can solve the biggest enterprise data challenges. He will oversee shifting market trends to ensure Collibra’s product portfolio both tracks customer demand and leverages the company’s seamless integration with existing infrastructures and unprecedented scalability through the cloud.
“With the proliferation of technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence, data is quickly becoming the lifeblood of new business growth,” said Jim Cushman, Chief Product Officer, Collibra. “The industry is at a real turning point as data grows ever more critical — it is exciting to join a company that is so well-poised to take advantage of this trend. My role at Collibra is to develop solutions that meet the market’s needs while bringing Collibra’s vision — as well as customers’ digital aspirations — to life in new and exciting ways.”
About Collibra As the leader in data governance and catalog software, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first — empowering every data citizen to find, understand and trust the data to unlock business value. Learn more at www.collibra.com.