Person Overview

Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman at Netezza
senior director at Data General Corporation, founder, chairman and CEO at Applix
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Boston University, Michigan State University

Detailed Description


Jit Saxena is a business-savvy entrepreneur, with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments, skills and experience. Under his leadership, Netezza grew and had a successful initial public offering.

Previously, Saxena was founder, chairman and CEO of Applix Inc., a leading provider of analytical CRM software that he took public in 1994. While at Applix, Saxena guided the company to a leadership position in the CRM market and achieved an eight-fold increase in market value subsequent to the IPO. Through his vision, the company was continually an innovator in new high growth markets.

Prior to founding Applix, Saxena was a senior director at Data General where he was responsible for the development of the company’s software products. At Data General, he held several other senior management positions and built a successful development organization that introduced industry-leading software in many categories.

Saxena earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Boston University and a B. Tech (EE) from the Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai). In July 2003, he was named an Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year and was recently named a Mass High Tech All-Star.

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