Ford is a seasoned technology executive who brings over 20 years of strategic management, sales, and operational experience. Most recently, he served as Chief Revenue Officer at Gracenote (acquired by Nielsen). Prior to Gracenote, Ford was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Strategic Technologies at Informatica and was a member of the company’s Board of Directors Strategy Committee. Prior to joining Informatica, Ford was Vice President for Data Quality and Master Data Management at Oracle. At both Informatica and Oracle, Ford led his teams in discovering and implementing organizational, compensation and training breakthroughs that drove high-growth outcomes for specialty and newly released products. Ford was also responsible for the front office integration of two data quality and one product data hub company acquisition at the two companies.
Ford was co-founder and CEO of Cloud9 Analytics (formerly Certive Corporation), an analytics services company, and of Relevance Technologies, which brought deep analytics capabilities to large sets of unstructured data/documents. Documentum subsequently acquired Relevance.
Ford holds a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and is a Henry Crown Fellow.