HP’s Enterprise Group VP Veghte Named CEO of SurveyMonkey
SurveyMonkey, which provides online survey solutions, today announced that Bill Veghte will become CEO on August 1, 2015. He has also joined the SurveyMonkey board. Veght was previously executive vice president of HP’s Enterprise Group. HP announced his departure last week (see story here).
Veghte also had a 20-year tenure at Microsoft spanning Microsoft Office, Windows, and Server and then most recently at HP where he had been the COO and currently leads its Enterprise Group.
“SurveyMonkey is a special company with a wonderful opportunity in front of it,” said Veghte. “I am excited to build upon the strong foundation that Dave and the leadership team have in place. It is a great group of people with a platform today that helps millions of customers make better decisions faster and more economically. There is huge potential to grow the business and I am looking forward to helping deliver on the opportunity.”
SurveyMonkey says it transformed the traditional survey and market-research industries when it introduced its online platform in 1999, and today, the company is the market leader in online surveys with over 25 million customers. In April 2015, it launched SurveyMonkey Benchmarks, a data offering that organizations of all sizes can use to understand how their performance stacks up to peers, competitors, and companies of similar size.
SurveyMonkey investors include Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley Asset Management, Baillie Gifford, Spectrum Equity, Google Capital, and Social + Capital.