Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, has appointed former Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO at Citrix Arlen Shenkman as President and CFO, and former President, Corporate Marketing at SAP Alison Biggan as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
What is the industry expertise of the appointees?
Arlen Shenkman is a global technology executive with more than 25 years of experience leading high-growth businesses, driving financial and capital management strategies and business development, incubating new business models, and overseeing investments and mergers and acquisitions at multi-billion dollar public enterprise software companies.
He served as EVP and CFO of Citrix Systems, Inc., and prior, held multiple executive roles at SAP, including EVP and Global Head of Business Development and Ecosystems, CFO of SAP North America (SAP’s largest business unit), and Global Head of Corporate Development. Arlen Shenkman was a principal architect of SAP’s rapid transformation into a cloud company.
Shenkman has a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University. He has also completed the London Business School’s Corporate Finance Program. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Commvault and AspenTech and as a director on the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts board of trustees.
With over 20 years of experience leading high-performing teams in enterprise software, Biggan brings an extensive track record of delivering marketing excellence. Most recently, Biggan served as President, Corporate Marketing at SAP leading SAP’s digital, brand, events, customer, and partner marketing teams globally across the entire SAP portfolio.
Prior to that, she led Product and Field Marketing, served as the Chief Operating Officer of the global marketing organization, and was an integral part of SAP’s cloud transformation. A proven leader, Biggan joined SAP through the acquisition of Business Objects and prior to SAP, held marketing leadership roles at Crystal Decisions, Business Objects, and Sophos.
Biggan attended the University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a diploma in Marketing Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
What do the appointments mean for Boomi?
The two executive appointments quickly follow the appointment of Steve Lucas as Chief Executive Officer. Steve Lucas joined Boomi from iCIMS, bringing more than 27 years of experience leading and operating some of the world’s most innovative enterprise software companies. Lucas has held executive roles at Adobe, Marketo, SAP, and Salesforce.
“Boomi believes that building and maintaining connections is fundamental to not only business, but humanity. Arlen and Alison’s track records as enterprise software leaders at some of the most well-recognized brands in the industry — coupled with our unparalleled platform and innovation — will usher Boomi to unprecedented heights as we continue our mission to connect everyone, to everything, anywhere,” said Steve Lucas, CEO at Boomi.
What is the industry expertise of Boomi?
As a category-leading, global SaaS company, Boomi touts a growing community of more than 100,000 members, and one of the largest arrays of global systems integrators (GSIs) in the iPaaS space. The company boasts a worldwide network of about 800 partners, including Accenture, Deloitte, SAP, and Snowflake; and works with the largest hyperscaler cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft, and others.
Recently included on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and Inc. 5000 lists as one of America’s fastest growing and most innovative technology companies, Boomi was recently named to Nucleus Research’s list of “Hot Companies to Watch in 2023.”
Boomi won two International Stevie® Awards, for Company of the Year and Product Innovation; the Gold Globee® Award in PaaS; the Merit Award for Technology in the Cloud Services category; the Stratus Award as a Global Leader in Cloud Computing 2022.
Boomi received the prestigious 5-star rating in the CRN Partner Program Guide, a list of the most notable programs from industry-leading tech vendors that provide innovative products and flexible services through the IT channel. Boomi has also won numerous awards for being an employer of choice, including a listing as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces.