Frank J. Vella

Chief Executive Officer, Informations Builder

Role: Fellow

Site: CDL-Montreal

Stream: Artificial Intelligence

Through various leadership roles, Frank Vella is a proven operator, a leader with an established track record of growth, profitability and value creation. As CEO of Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, Frank led a transformative evolution to growth through the creation of SaaS offerings, modernization of an already robust software platform and expansion into new markets, resulting in the acquisition of ibi by Vista Equity Partners in January 2021.

Frank’s history includes roles in venture-backed growth companies as well as large multinational organizations. After a decade at Microsoft, he joined Quest Software where, as Global head of field operations and GTM to facilitate significant organic growth. Following that success, he went to then-startup Virtustream as COO and helped lead the startup from infancy to $100 million in ARR, setting the stage for a $1.2 billion exit. More recently, he ran Global Sales and Field Operations at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Software where he led all aspects of Field and Go-To-Market execution of HPE’s $4B software business. Prior to joining Information Builders, he oversaw an enterprise expansion and aggressive growth strategy as Chief Revenue Officer at BlueJeans Network.