John McAdam joins big data analytics firm Quantexa

John McAdam has joined the board of Quantexa — will the move aid the big data analytics company’s plan for rapid growth?


With over 30 years’ experience, he served as president and CEO of F5 Networks where he brought the company to profitability and grew annual revenue from $100 million to $2 billion. Prior to this, he was general manager of the web server sales business at IBM, after serving for 10 years as president and COO of Sequent Computer Systems, which was sold to IBM in September 1999.

It’s some CV, which suggests McAdam’s will certainly support the rapid growth of Quantexa.

Working with Tier 1 customers globally, including HSBC, Quantexa empowers organisations to make better decisions through a greater understanding of context. Using dynamic entity resolution and advanced network analytics, the big analytics company allows businesses to see the bigger picture and solve real-world challenges in financial crime, customer insight and data analytics.

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The story so far

The company has raised over $25 million in venture capital funding to date, and over the past 12 months, annual recurring revenue has grown over 400%. It has accomplished rapid global expansion, with over 200 staff across offices in London, New York, Boston, Toronto, Belgium, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

What they had to say

On his appointment, John McAdam said: “I’m delighted to join the Quantexa board at a key time in the company’s growth and development. I have spent my career immersed in innovative, game-changing technology; the way that Quantexa is using big data and AI to create context and bring unique value will continue to disrupt industries for years to come. Quantexa has ambitious growth goals and I look forward to being part of this exciting journey.”

CEO of Quantexa, Vishal Marria, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome John to the board at an extremely exciting time for the business. John’s unrivalled experience and success at F5 Networks and Sequent make him an important appointment to support Quantexa’s long term growth as we scale into even more regions and industries. His proven success on the boards of a number of enterprise software firms such as Tableau, as well as his incredible history of supporting companies on their ambitious journeys, will help ensure that Quantexa meets the high market demand for technology that drives better decisions and delivers value for its customers.”

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is a former editor for Information Age (from 2018 to 2022) before moving on to become Global Head of Brand Journalism at HCLTech. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and...

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