Collibra, provider of data governance and catalog software, has 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 maximise 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 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.”