Boston AI Unicorn DataRobot Names CMO, CPO, and CTO

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DataRobot CPO, CMO, and CTO

CMO Nick King (L), CPO Elise Leung Cole (M), and CTO Michael Schmidt (R). Images courtesy of DataRobot.

Months after DataRobot’s CEO was ousted, the company has expanded its c-suite with a new Chief Technology Officer, Chief People Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer.

The Boston-based AI unicorn has selected Elise Leung Cole as its people chief and promoted Michael Schmidt and Nick King to serve as its new CTO and CMO, respectively. The three executives bring a wide range of experience as the company enters a new stage of growth.

  • Cole joins DataRobot from Cisco, where she was the tech company’s VP & Deputy General Counsel and provided legal support to the Sales and Marketing teams. She also brings experience from AppDynamics, where she created its diversity, equity, and inclusion organization.

  • Schmidt, who joined DataRobot in 2017, previously led the company’s partnership with the US government’s COVID-19 vaccine trials. Now, he will lead the development of the company’ next breakthrough technologies and the exploration of the frontier of Augmented Intelligence and the company’s future cutting-edge technology.

  • King is a recent addition to the DataRobot team (his first day was in April 2021). His promotion from SVP of Market to CMO expands his current responsibilities to include global marketing and brand strategy. Prior to DataRobot, King held executive positions at Cisco, VMware, Google, and Microsoft.

“DataRobot has reached a critical inflection point,” said CEO Dan Wright. “As we enter this next stage of explosive growth, our people, culture, technical innovation, and brand visibility are more important than ever.”

“I look forward to partnering closely with Elise, Nick, Michael, and the rest of our amazing executive leadership team to help DataRobot reach its full potential as the global leader in Augmented Intelligence,” Wright added.

The company has been in the headlines recently for its upcoming IPO, a move that the company’s recently departed CEO and Co-Founder, Jeremy Achin, was against. DataRobot was valued at more than $2.8 billion after its last funding round in November, a number that will surely grow after its upcoming IPO.


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