ibi Appoints Industry Veteran Keith Kohl to Lead Product Management
Kohl Brings More Than Two Decades of Data and Management Experience to Lead the Evolution of the Company’s Solutions
New York, NY
Information Builders (ibi), a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, announced today the appointment of Keith Kohl as senior vice president, Product Management. In this role, Kohl will assume responsibility for all product management functions and serve as a liaison between product, sales and marketing teams.
With more than 30 years of overall experience and a proven, quantifiable track record of results in fast-growing, global enterprise software companies, Kohl will be responsible for ibi product strategy and roadmap. Leveraging his extensive product management expertise, Kohl will define the solutions that ibi creates and the strategy behind them. He will ensure products have market relevance and oversee all associated aspects of pricing, bundling, and industry-specific functionality.
Most recently, Kohl served as vice president, Product Management, for Syncsort, a provider of big data management software, leading all product management within a global team, setting strategy, roadmaps, and go-to-market plans across data integration, data quality, mainframe, and more. He came to Synscort via the company’s acquisition of Trillium Software, where he held the same role.
He began his career at IBM as a mainframe programmer, with subsequent roles at Seer Technologies, MicroFocus, and PFN Inc. He entered the world of data with Torrent Systems in 2001, prior to the company being acquired by Ascential Software. Kohl then rejoined IBM as part of the company’s acquisition of Ascential and led product management for InfoSphere Information Server until his first stint with Syncsort, as director of product management. He brings this technical and managerial expertise to his new role at ibi, as well as significant global experience, having worked directly with customers and partners in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
“The market is evolving, and organizations expect faster ROI and more repeatability in deployments that can go from proof-of-concept to production quickly,” said Frank Vella, CEO of ibi. “Keith fills a critical role in helping ibi evolve offerings that allow us to grow faster and support our customers’ needs. His connection to the industry and genuine attention to detail when it comes to customer interactions and tech positions him, and ibi, for great success.”
“I’ve been in the data software world for a long time and ibi has always been a company I’ve had the utmost respect for,” said Kohl. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this exceptional team internally, as well as our tremendous network of partners and, of course, customers, to ensure that ibi continues to stand for the best BI and data products in the industry.”
ibi is a data and analytics company that embeds intelligence into ― everything. From the beginning, ibi has known the importance of data and insights to make better decisions. We help organizations get their complex and disconnected data in order, so they can build, embed and automate intelligence in everything they do. By preparing organizations for the future and turning them into builders ― information builders, everyone can use enterprise-trusted data at scale to drive their growth. Whether our customers use pre-built applications or build their own solutions for their data and analytics challenges, ibi powers their innovation and reinvention. ibi’s open platform and industry-specific building blocks accelerate speed-to-market, improve operational efficiency, and enhance their customers’ experience.