Christian Chabot is CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software, the fastest growing analytics company in the country. Christian co-founded Tableau and has led the company through seven years of record sales and customer growth. He is responsible for company strategy, planning, and personnel. Prior to Tableau, Christian was an Associate Partner at Softbank Venture Capital, a $2.5 billion venture capital fund, where he specialized in software. Before Softbank, Christian was CEO and co-founder of BeeLine Software, a pioneer of next-generation digital route mapping technology. BeeLine was acquired by Vicinity Corporation (NASDAQ: VCNT). Christian started his career as a data analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic consulting firm, where he first became a bona fide data geek. He is the author of Understanding the Euro: The Clear and Concise Guide to the Trans-European Currency (McGraw-Hill, 1998), a business bestseller. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.