Education: Bachelor of science degree and master of science degree in computer science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Stay focused on results.
What’s one of the challenges of leadership, and how do you overcome it?
It’s just as critical to ensure that you focus on recruiting and having the best people for the team. The challenge is to ensure that you get the best out of each person. There’s no one way to get the best from each employee. In my own experience, I’ve seen many different approaches work equally successfully. There are some that challenge to get the best out of their employees. There are others that trust, and that trust, in turn, motivates employees to do the best they can, and there are others that inspire people to do their best and, of course, respect people in order to actually get them to do the best they can. However, as long as there’s a clear vision and a focused growth strategy and operational discipline, a strong team can deliver record results, as has been the case at Informatica.