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Hansen joins UiPath from VMware Carbon Black, a unit created in 2019 through VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black Inc., where Hansen was the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Hansen worked as Dropbox’s global vice president of revenue from 2015 to 2017. Hansen also worked at Microsoft for nearly 15 years, most recently as global vice president of the SMB organization.
As CRO, Hansen will direct UiPath’s global go-to-market strategy and execution, and guide worldwide sales, services, and other go-to-market operations to meet growth objectives.
UiPath develops automated software workflows meant to facilitate the tedious, everyday tasks within business operations. Founded in 2005 in Romania, and now headquartered in New York, UiPath has so far raised $1 billion from venture capital investors, closing its Series D Fundraising round last year. The company is now valued at over $7 billion.
Hansen, who is originally from Denmark, says he has been following UiPath’s rapid success for years. “I’m thrilled to join the team that is the leader squarely focused on owning the RPA category and delivering on the enormous potential of hyperautomation.”