Exasol, the high-performance analytics database, today announced that Jan-Dirk Henrich will join the leadership team and executive board as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer on September 1, 2021. Jan-Dirk will be based out of Exasol’s headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. This follows the announcement made in May 2021 of Michael Konrad’s intention to step down from the position of CFO and COO at the end of Q2 2021.
Commenting on the appointment, Aaron Auld, Chief Executive Officer said: “I am thrilled that Jan-Dirk is joining the executive team of Exasol. He brings extensive international experience of managing overseas operations and leadership roles with publicly traded German companies. In addition, Jan-Dirk has been an Exasol customer for several years at New Work, and he fully understands what makes our technology unique and powerful.”
Jan-Dirk joins the executive board with broad experience in general management, finance and strategy/M&A functions, having previously held several senior Finance positions as well as a country general manager position for an international company. In his previous role, Jan-Dirk led a large team covering financial controlling and business intelligence (BI). He has also worked closely with capital markets and investor relations functions and as such is a seasoned professional in working for a publicly traded organization in Germany.
“I am very excited to be part of the Exasol family and to be in a position to shape its growth path going forward as part of a great team,” said Jan-Dirk. “Over the last three years, I had the privilege to experience the strength of Exasol’s database first hand as a customer. I look forward to helping bring this strength to other Exasol customers worldwide.”
Jan-Dirk joins Exasol from New Work SE, a publicly listed, leading provider of HR-Tech and professional networking services in the DACH region. His experience with SaaS (software-as-a-service) and subscription based products acquired there will be invaluable in his new role at Exasol. Jan-Dirk started his career with renowned consultancy McKinsey & Company. Later, he moved on to lead Corporate Development at Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co KGaA, where he subsequently became General Manager for Malaysia & Singapore. Jan-Dirk then returned to Europe as Director Corporate Controlling & Financial Analytics before joining New Work SE as VP Controlling, Business Intelligence & Digital Analytics in 2018.
Jan-Dirk added, “My role will allow me to support our growth path in three decisive ways: The optimal deployment of our financial resources with respect to growth and value creation. The shaping of our internal processes to be fit for scale. And, the recruitment and retention of the people needed to shape our growth path. It is a very exciting time for Exasol, and I’m proud that I will be part of this journey.”
The Exasol high-performance analytics database is built to run faster than any other database, delivering next-level performance, scale and ease of use. Analyze billions of rows in seconds; run high-performance analytics securely in the cloud or on-premise; deliver frictionless analytics with self-indexing that automatically tunes performance; and scale out analytics for one transparent price.
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Carla Gutierrez, Global Head of Communications at Exasol