Scott Davidson

Scott Davidson

Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX), an Irvine-based data analytics software maker, has named Silicon Valley veteran Scott Davidson its chief operating officer, a new post.

“Davidson is responsible for building out the infrastructure that will enable global scale and efficiency, including corporate development, information technology, enterprise applications and human resources,” Alteryx said.

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He was chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Santa Clara-based Hortonworks, a data software maker, and helped take the company public in December 2014; it merged with Cloudera in January. He’s also held leadership roles at Quest Software and Citrix Systems.

Alteryx traded recently at about $108 a share for a market cap of $7 billion.