Oliver Schabenberger, chief technology officer at SAS Institute, will assume additional duties as chief operating officer at the Cary, North Carolina-based analytics software company beginning on Jan. 1.
SAS said Monday Schabenberger will oversee customer support, sales and marketing efforts and help the firm implement business priorities and provide strategic direction as COO.
“Oliver has proven to be an exceptional and transformative leader who lives the company values and exemplifies our culture of innovation – qualities that make him the ideal person for this position,” said Jim Goodnight, SAS CEO and co-founder.
Schabenberger, who will continue to serve as CTO, is a fellow of the American Statistical Association who joined SAS in 2002 as a research statistician developer with a focus on both linear and nonlineral mixed models.
He held other senior leadership roles during his 15-year tenure at SAS such as vice president for analytic server research and development and technical lead for high-performance analytics.
He previously served as an associate professor of statistics at Virginia Tech and Michigan State University prior to his move to industry.