Dataiku, the platform for Everyday AI, announced appointment of Wall Street and software industry veteran Krish Venkataraman as President. Venkataraman joins the company with a strong and diverse track record of leadership roles, including President, CFO, COO, and public Board member positions, with deep cross-functional expertise spanning data, security, exchanges, and financial services. He joins Dataiku as the company continues its strong global momentum, surpassing $230M ARR and winning a total of more than 200 customers listed in the Forbes Global 2000, including LG Chem, Regeneron, Standard Chartered Bank, SLB, and Unilever.
“AI and specifically GenAI technology has the ability to transform businesses of all sizes, and Dataiku stands out as the organization to enable this transformation,” said Venkataraman. “The company has made tremendous progress over the past decade developing a powerful AI platform that can fundamentally improve the core of any business. I look forward to working closely with the talented Dataiku team to continue diversifying our market reach and building on the company’s impressive enterprise momentum.”
Venkataraman has over two decades of experience driving operational excellence and market expansion at prominent technology and financial companies. He has also led successful strategic acquisitions and IPOs, including orchestrating one of the highest-performing tech IPOs of 2021 for KnowBe4. This was followed by guiding KnowBe4 in its privatization through a $4.6 billion acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. His extensive credentials include CXO positions at prominent players in the global financial and technology sectors, including Socure, Dealogic, Syncsort, and NYSE Euronext, where he managed billion-dollar profit segments, expense lines, capital expenditures, and revenue lines that accounted for over 80% of a firm’s revenue.
Florian Douetteau, co-founder and CEO of Dataiku, said, “Krish’s crucial role in optimizing operations, supporting our teams, and driving both organic and inorganic expansion will strengthen the path for public readiness. I am excited to begin this next chapter in our journey with him.”
Venkataraman will oversee all corporate and administrative operations, expanding upon the foundation set for growth and broader market presence.