Paula Hansen, Chief Revenue Officer at Alteryx
Paula Hansen is the president and chief revenue officer (CRO) of Alteryx and is responsible for leading the global go-to-market (GTM) organization, which includes worldwide sales, systems engineering, partners/alliances, marketing, customer success and services, customer support functions and industry-specific GTM initiatives. With more than 25 years of leadership experience with high-growth market expansion, business model evolution, partner ecosystems and customer success, Paula will be instrumental in driving Alteryx into its next phase of growth. Additionally, Paula’s track record of recruiting, hiring, and promoting strong leaders across the globe, and building high-performing teams with strong employee engagement, trust, followership and retention will be key as Alteryx continues to scale globally.
Prior to joining Alteryx, Paula was the CRO of SAP Customer Experience where she led the global sales strategy, GTM operations and customer success. Her team served more than 10,000 customers across 150 countries and grew the business to $1 billion of annual recurring revenue in 2020, SAP’s fastest growing cloud portfolio. Before joining SAP in 2019, Paula served as vice president of Cisco’s Global Enterprise organization, a $2B business focused on digital transformation enablement for global enterprise customers across a variety of industries. Paula also served on the board of directors of Qualtrics, the leading provider of experience management (NASDAQ: XM) solutions, from December 2020 to May 2021.
Paula holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.