Dean Stoecker is the billionaire co-founder and executive chairman of the board of Alteryx, a computer software company focused on data science and analytics.
Stoecker founded Alteryx, Inc. in 1997 when the data science industry barely existed, and he led the company as CEO until October 2020 when he stepped down from the role.
The founder grew the company slowly until big data became a major focus for nearly every large corporation in the U.S. over the last ten years. Stoecker took outside investments for the first time in 2011, raising $163 million. The move accelerated the company’s growth, resulting in Stoecker taking Alteryx public in 2017.
Since the IPO, Alteryx’s stock price has grown over 900 percent, pushing Stoecker’s net worth over the $1 billion mark in August 2019.
Alteryx provides software that simplifies data science with a click-and-drop design that turns raw numbers into charts and graphs.
Stoecker often mentors younger entrepreneurs and is an active philanthropist through Alteryx for Good, a program that empowers nonprofits, local communities, and educators to solve real world problems.
Before founding Alteryx, Stoecker was the director of enterprise solutions for Integration Technologies, Inc., the vice president of sales at Strategic Mapping, Inc., principal at Donnelley Marketing Information Services, and regional manager of sales at Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
The former software CEO currently sits on the board of Onramp Bioinfomatics, Inc.
Stoecker received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He and his wife, Angie, live in Irvine, California.