Frank Slootman is the CEO of the Cloud-based data storage company Snowflake.
|Full Name / Real Name||Frank Slootman|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||3rd October 1958|
|Current Residence||Holland, Netherlands|
|Education||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Net Worth||1.8$ Billion|
Frank Slootman Bio: Early Life
Mr. Slootman is a billionaire businessman who was born on 3rd October 1958 in Holland. However, at the age of 26, Frank moved to the USA in 1984 to work for Burroughs. Which was then followed by his association with Compuware and software company Borland. And eventually, his journey led him to Data Domain.
Talking about his decision to come to the states, Frank expressed in an interview; how he had never worked in the country where he was born. Frank explained
I entered the US in 1984. I never worked in Holland, but was born, raised and educated there. In the mid 80s I tried to hire on out of school with IBM, they were the gold standard back then in the so-called computer industry. I was rejected at least a dozen times by IBM.
Further, Frank also shed some lights on his early work experience at Burroughs,
I worked on the merger of Burroughs and Sperry which became Unisys. I was never a mainframe guy. Also, I helped the company move its software to non-mainframe platforms that started to emerge on UNIX in the late 80s. It was hard for me to work in a big company, too slow and rigid, just not inspired.
Frank further added the fact that he always felt like he was born in the wrong country. The reason for which he describes as,
The energy, buoyancy, and temperament in this country greatly appeal to me. I am truly a hybrid Dutch-American. I have American citizenship, which I treasure greatly, but there is no denying my Dutch roots
Frank Slootman Education
Talking about his education, Frank first attended in Netherlands School of Economics and graduated in 1977. After that, Frank attended Erasmus University Rotterdam where he studied for more than 7 years from 1978 to 1985. Soon after graduation, he got enrolled in VP/GM where he had a role straddled for a 3-year stint in Europe as GM of the UNIFACE company.
Frank Slootman Snowflake Career
Frank Slootman currently serves as Chairman and CEO at Snowflake. Slootman came on board in early May 2019 and started his sterling resume in the enterprise software world. Frank led Data Domain from the early phases to an IPO and then to a sale for $2.4 billion to EMC.
Prior to working for Snowflake, Frank took the CEO spot at ServiceNow when it had less than $100 million in revenues and took it to $1.4 billion. Mr. Slootman served as CEO and President of ServiceNow from 2011 to 2017. The company currently has a market cap of $48 billion.
Furthermore, Frank was also the CEO of the Data Domain for 6 years from 2003 to 2006. Frank served as President of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC following the acquisition of Data Domain Corporation/Data Domain, Inc., where he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President, leading the company through an IPO to its acquisition by EMC for $2.4B.
Frank Slootman Net Worth
As reported by Forbes, the company has been raising billion on the ongoing pandemic and its shares are crossing more than $30 billion. The success was because of Slootman and his share on the company is 30% hence making his net worth as of 2020 is 1.8$ billion.
Frank Slootman Wife / Married
It has been very obvious by now, that Frank prefers to maintain a tight lip when it comes to talking about his personal life details.
There is no information on his parents, siblings, or any other family members. Frank has always refrained from talking about them even in his interviews. Similar is the scenario with his married life.
Frank Slootman is currently a married man. However, the details of his conjugal life are known to few. From what we have known, Frank Slootman is married to his wife Brenda Lynne Slootman.
Frank’s wife, Brenda, who is also 61 years old, is the Vice President and Secretary of the Slootman Family Foundation. The couple has been married for many years now, but the timeline of their wedding and relationship isn’t made public.
Also, they haven’t shared any details on their parenthood, but we believe that the two have a son together.