We are hundreds of employees working across the globe, all together as one toward a better, data-driven future.
Our mission is to prepare companies for the future by turning them into information builders.
The ibi leadership team
Our team enables yours, by creating a foundation for your data and the future you wish to build.
Frank J. Vella
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Channel
Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support Services
Senior Vice President, Global Field Technical Services and Customer Success
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Chief People Officer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
The Founders: Gerald Cohen, Peter Mittelman, and Marty Slagowitz
Industry pioneers Gerry Cohen and Peter Mittelman shared a vision – of a new business intelligence (BI) product that would enable non-programmers to build their own reporting applications. While working for Mathematica as Vice President of Software, Gerry conceived of what would become the world’s first fourth-generation language (4GL). Certain that 4GL solutions could transform the technology landscape, he and Peter set up shop as Information Builders, Inc. in their hometown of New York, NY. Two months later, Marty Slagowitz, director of the NJ Education Computer Network, joined to spearhead early customer support, consulting, and education services.
The trio labored over the new product, dubbed FOCUS, which allowed computer users to manipulate database information with little training and using standard English. The necessity of writing COBOL programs to get reports became obsolete. By the end of 1987, Information Builders was among the three largest privately held software companies in the U.S. The rest is history.
The company remained founder-led until 2018, when Gerry Cohen (who served as CEO from the company’s inception) joined the Board and appointed Frank Vella as CEO.
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