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Accenture Executive Chairman David Rowland Joins the Tanium Board of Directors

10/21/2020 | 09:07am EDT

Rowland brings decades of experience in business and financial leadership, as well as a strong track record working at the forefront of technology-enabled business transformation for the world’s largest companies

Tanium, the provider of unified endpoint management and security built for the world’s most demanding IT environments, today announced that David Rowland, executive chairman of Accenture, has joined the board of Tanium as an independent director. Rowland’s appointment to the Tanium Board follows the announcement in September that Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford Motor Company, joined the board as its lead independent director.

“Over the course of my career at Accenture, I’ve had a front row seat in helping organizations across industries and geographies use technology to transform their business to drive more value for their customers and shareholders,” said Rowland. “The rate of adoption and innovation is now accelerating at an even faster pace than I’ve seen in recent years. Tanium is at the forefront of that acceleration, making it possible to manage and secure the complete lifecycle across endpoints, where more and more of business operations take place every day. I’m pleased to join the company’s Board of Directors.”

Rowland’s career at Accenture spans almost four decades, where he started as a consultant in 1983 advising clients across a variety of industries. His operational acumen and strong leadership skills led him to serving in the top executive leadership roles within Accenture, including almost six years as the company’s chief financial officer. During his tenure as CFO, he was credited with playing a key role in driving record levels of top-line growth and shareholder value, as well as positioning Accenture as the market leader in new, high-growth areas of digital, cloud and security-related services.

In January 2019, he assumed the role of interim CEO before being appointed Executive Chairman in September of that same year. In addition to chairing the board of directors, David is actively involved in Accenture’s long-term business strategy and represents Accenture with clients around the world and with key external groups. He also serves on the boards of a number of outside organizations.

“David brings a wealth of experience to Tanium, both as a business leader running Accenture and as a strategic adviser to some of the world’s leading organizations,” said Orion Hindawi, co-founder and CEO of Tanium. “David truly understands Tanium's deep commitment to a customer-first approach – a commitment that hasn’t wavered across his career. We're excited to work with David and our board as we continue to scale Tanium and grow into the company our customers trust to stand behind them in today's world.”

Rowland’s appointment to the Tanium Board of Directors follows on the heels of a recently announced $150 million financing round spurred by the company’s continued market innovation. In recent months, the company has announced marquee partnerships with Salesforce and Google Cloud. In July, Tanium announced the availability of Tanium as a Service, the first and only zero infrastructure endpoint management and security solution.


Tanium offers a unified endpoint management and security platform that is built for the world’s most demanding IT environments. Many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated organizations, including nearly half of the Fortune 100, top retailers and financial institutions, and six branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium to make confident decisions, operate efficiently and effectively, and remain resilient against disruption. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list of “Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing” for five consecutive years and ranks 10th on FORTUNE’s list of the “100 Best Medium Workplaces.” Visit us at www.tanium.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

© Business Wire 2020
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