Goldman Sachs-backed Information Builders hires new COO

New York City-based Information Builders, a provider of business intelligence analytics and data management solutions, has named Frank J. Vella as chief operating officer. Previously, Vella worked at BlueJeans Network where he served as chief revenue officer. Information Builders is backed by Goldman Sachs.


NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced the appointment of Frank J. Vella as chief operating officer. In this role, Vella will work closely with Information Builders’ executive team to develop growth strategies, identify new market opportunities and drive the company’s expansion efforts.

Vella joins Information Builders during a period of rapid growth and transformation. In May 2017, Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing group (GS) announced a growth equity investment in the company, designed to fuel its continued product innovation and efforts to grow its global customer base. Vella’s appointment provides Information Builders with additional business acumen and insight to address these goals, and build on its proven track record of anticipating the market’s need for data management and analytics solutions.

Vella joins Information Builders from BlueJeans Network, where he served as chief revenue officer and oversaw the company’s enterprise expansion efforts and aggressive growth strategy. Prior to BlueJeans Network, Vella was vice president, Global Sales and Field Operation, for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Software. Previously, he held leadership positions at Virtustream, Quest Software and Microsoft Corporation. Vella’s extensive background in enterprise software and ability to identify and develop tactics for growing market share will be instrumental as Information Builders enters its next stage of growth.

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
“I speak for the entire Information Builders family when I say that we’re thrilled to welcome Frank to the team. We see this as the next step in the growth efforts initiated by the Goldman Sachs investment, and we look forward to working closely with Frank to action our plans. Our desire for customer success drives everything we do, and bringing him on board is a key part of our goals to deliver new services to our growing customer base.”

Frank J. Vella said:

“Information Builders is a proven industry leader that has always distinguished itself through its customer commitment and singular focus on anticipating the analytics needs of all user communities. This is a primary reason I was excited by the opportunity to join the company. I look forward to building on its existing successes, and ushering Information Builders into its next phase of growth.”

About Information Builders
Information Builders provides the industry’s most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest privately held companies in the industry.