Fazal Merchant joined Tanium as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in May 2017 and currently serves as Co-CEO. He was most recently an independent advisor on various media and technology-related projects including the formation of WndrCo, a fund established by Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Prior to that, Fazal was the Chief Financial Officer at DreamWorks Animation SKG leading up to the company’s sale to Comcast. Prior to DreamWorks, Fazal held executive leadership roles at DirectTV and as head of M&A, played a key role in the company’s $67 billion sale to AT&T. Prior to DirecTV, Fazal was a Managing Director and group head in the Investment Banking divisions of The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays Capital.
Fazal began his career at Ford Motor Company, where he served in various treasury and finance management positions across functions in the U.S. and Europe. Fazal currently serves on the Board of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). Fazal holds a Degree in Finance from the University of Texas and an MBA from Indiana University.