DataRobot Appoints Mark Hawkins, Former Salesforce CFO, as Board Chairman

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 — BOSTON — AI Cloud leader DataRobot today announced Mark Hawkins has been appointed as Chairman of the DataRobot Board of Directors, effective immediately. Hawkins formerly served as President and CFO for Salesforce. 

“DataRobot is a category-defining company that has paved the way for applying AI to deliver business results,” said Mark Hawkins. “I look forward to continuing to partner closely with the DataRobot leadership team and board to drive the transformational impact of AI for customers across industries.” 

“Mark is an industry leader who has served as a trusted voice on our Board of Directors since joining us in 2021,” said Dan Wright, CEO, DataRobot. “We’re thrilled to have Mark’s depth of experience and leadership in this new role as Chairman as we pioneer the next generation of intelligent business with AI for our customers around the world.”  

Hawkins has more than 35 years of experience leading finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Salesforce, Autodesk, Logitech, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. During his tenure at Salesforce, the company’s market capitalization valuation increased by over $200 billion, and debuted on the Fortune 500, S&P 500 and Dow Jones 30 Industrial index. Hawkins succeeds Christopher Lynch as Chairman of the DataRobot Board.

About DataRobot 

DataRobot AI Cloud is the next generation of AI. DataRobot’s AI Cloud vision is to bring together all data types, all users, and all environments to deliver critical business insights for every organization. DataRobot is trusted by global customers across industries and verticals, including a third of the Fortune 50. For more information, visit  


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