Qlik announced about its appointing of Mike Capone, former COO of Medidata Solutions, as Qlik’s new CEO. Capone brings a valuable combination of customer perspective, operational expertise, and market focus to Qlik.
In addition to his extensive experience in high-growth SaaS companies, Capone possesses the first-hand experience in leveraging the power of data through analytics to transform businesses and entire industries, giving him the unique background to lead Qlik’s mission to be a leader in the analytics economy.
Most recently, Capone was the COO of Medidata Solutions, a publicly-traded provider of SaaS analytics solutions to the healthcare, life sciences and pharma markets. At Medidata, he played a significant role in its product development, data science, professional services and go-to-market operations. Capone was instrumental in accelerating Medidata’s strategy to provide a comprehensive cloud platform that leverages data and analytics to transform clinical trials.
Prior to Medidata, Capone held multiple senior leadership positions at ADP, one of the world ’s, largest B2B cloud services providers, delivering critical services to over 600,000 companies and 39 mn of their staff members worldwide.
These roles included CIO, Corporate Vice President of Product Development and SVP & General Manager of ADP’s global outsourcing business. Capone brings this unique customer perspective to Qlik, along with the expertise in scaling the IT operations of a major cloud business.
Capone was also very attracted to the deeply rooted culture of Corporate Social Responsibility at Qlik. He is on the board of the New Jersey Chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and had previously chaired charitable foundations at both ADP and Medidata.