Secretive Tech Company Palantir Gains a New Board Member

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Palantir, the secretive tech firm that offers data analytics and consulting services to businesses, militaries, police organizations, and intelligence agencies around the world, has a new board member. The company, which went public via a direct listing in September 2020, announced that Lauren Friedman Stat has joined its Board of Directors and will serve on its Audit Committee as of January 18, 2021.

On the Palantir Board, Stat will serve alongside a mix of tech veterans, like Palantir co-founder Peter Theil and Zillow co-founder Spencer Rascoff, as well as Alexandra Schiff a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

Stat has spent the last 15 years as an Accenture employee, where she most recently served as a Managing Director in the company’s Health practice. In this role the Stanford graduate advised Fortune 100 companies as they developed new strategies, optimized operations, and managed large-scale change.

Her deep health background could be of great use to Palantir as it continues to grow its presence in health-related industries. In October 2020, the company announced it would create a tool that can track the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and help determine where they should be sent. Additionally, Palantir secured a three year, $44 million deal with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2020, to use its tech to power drug reviews and inspections.

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