VC-backed Collibra adds three to senior leadership staff

Collibra, a provider of data governance software for business users, expanded its senior leadership team with new appointments. Jeffrey Burk is now senior vice president of engineering; Sebastien Giroux has become chief financial officer; and Fleur Sohtz is now chief marketing officer. Collibra is backed by ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital, Index Ventures and Newion Investments.


New York, October 31, 2018 – Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, today announced new additions to its senior leadership team: Jeffrey Burk as Senior Vice President, Engineering; Sebastien Giroux as Chief Financial Officer; and Fleur Sohtz as Chief Marketing Officer.

The new leadership appointments follow the company’s inclusion in the prestigious Forbes Cloud 100 list for the second year in a row. Collibra is further cementing its position in the market by expanding its geographical footprint with a new office in Australia and a local presence in the Nordics and Southern Europe.

“At Collibra, we enable our customers to generate value from their data and power digital transformation,” said Felix Van de Maele, Collibra co-founder and CEO. “We have seen a significant demand from firms requiring trusted, accurate data. Bringing together proven business strategists and innovative technology leaders demonstrates we can work with our customers to harness new opportunities and create a competitive advantage. Jeff, Sebastien and Fleur have impressive track records in driving companies forward and we’re excited to tap into their expertise as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

Collibra has made a deliberate effort to put executives in place to support the firm’s continued double digit growth and to drive its leadership position. In his role as SVP, Engineering, Jeff will bring the latest technology innovations to the Collibra product portfolio. As CFO, Sebastien will oversee the firm’s global finance, accounting and information technology organizations while developing and scaling the financial infrastructure needed to support the company’s rapid and continued growth. Leading the global marketing organization, as CMO Fleur will take this innovation to market by driving the execution of the firm’s marketing, communications and brand strategy.

More on the new Collibra senior leaders
Jeffrey Burk – Jeff leads the global engineering group at Collibra with a talent for building agile and hyper-productive teams that deliver products customers love. Prior to Collibra, Jeff was VP, Engineering & Operations for Dell Boomi, an independent business unit of Dell. At Boomi, Jeff oversaw all product development including design, engineering, and site operations for Boomi’s cloud-native integration platform as a service (iPaaS), consistently recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Jeff has also held senior technology roles at EMS, NextDocs, and The Neat Company. He holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Sebastien Giroux – As Chief Financial Officer at Collibra, Sebastien is responsible for leading the company’s global finance, accounting and information technology organizations. He brings a strong background in building financial foundations, teams, and processes for high-growth companies in the technology industry and has a proven track record of creating and executing a strategic vision that unifies finance efforts with go-to-market, operations, product, and other areas to drive business success. Prior to Collibra, Sebastien was Chief Accounting Officer at Atlassian and played an instrumental role in guiding the company through a period of rapid growth, its successful IPO, and its operations as a publicly-traded, global company. He has also held strategic financial management positions with RingCentral, IBM, BigFix, and Taleo Corporation. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Laval University in Quebec and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Fleur Sohtz – Fleur’s ability to connect the dots between technical innovation and what resonates with customers helps Collibra create and execute data-driven marketing strategies. Fleur brings deep international marketing experience to the Collibra team. Previously, she was Chief Marketing Officer at Cordium, a leading provider of GRC consulting and technology, where she played a key role in the sale of the company by redefining and delivering their marketing strategy. Fleur also held senior marketing roles at Chain, Markit, Thomson Reuters, and BT Radianz, helping to guide these companies through milestones including IPOs, double-digit revenue growth, and brand leadership. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

About Collibra
As the leader in data governance and catalog software, Collibra helps organizations across the world gain competitive advantage by maximizing the value of their data across the enterprise. Collibra is the only solution purpose-built to address the gamut of data stewardship, governance, and management needs of the most complex, data-intensive industries. Our flexible and configurable cloud-based or on-premises solution puts people and processes first – empowering every data citizen to find, understand and trust the data to unlock business value. Learn more at