Derek Schoettle

Derek Schoettle


Derek Schoettle was appointed CEO of ZoomInfo in July 2018 to accelerate the company’s growth from a leading sales and marketing performance management product to an intelligent, dynamic customer engagement platform, with ZoomInfo’s best in class data serving as its backbone.

Schoettle has more than 20 years of experience leading high-growth technology companies and large scale, platform businesses, bringing disruptive technologies to market and achieving commercial success. As General Manager of Watson & Cloud Platform, Schoettle was responsible for overall go-to-market, business operations and customer success.  Prior to joining IBM through its Cloudant acquisition, Schoettle served as CEO of the NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider.

Before joining Cloudant, Schoettle was VP, CME Sales, at Vertica Systems, which was acquired by HP in 2011. He also served as VP of Sales and Business Development at Intellireach, which was acquired by Infocrossing.

Schoettle is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a board member of MassTLC and is active in a number of local start-ups. He holds an MBA from Babson College’s Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Dickinson College.