IronPlanet Names Calhoon VP, Data Analytics and Machine Learning

IronPlanet named Ken Calhoon vice president of data analytics and machine learning. Calhoon comes to IronPlanet with more than 30 years of experience helping technology companies grow through strategy and implementation based on data analytics and machine learning.

“Data science and analytics is foundational to building efficient marketplaces and providing our valued customers with the best solutions to meet their varied heavy equipment needs,” said Matt Ackley, IronPlanet CMO. “With his proven record of success, we are excited to have Ken Calhoon lead these efforts. His expertise will help ramp our data analytics and machine learning capabilities to further unlock the power of our online approach.”

At IronPlanet, Calhoon will be responsible for increasing the company’s analytics and artificial intelligence efforts, further expanding its advanced, data-driven technology platform.

“IronPlanet is a proven technology leader in online and onsite used heavy equipment marketplaces. With its aggressive efforts to lead the industry in data science I am excited to take on this new role,” Calhoon said. “I look forward to using my experience and deep data background to help IronPlanet accelerate growth through data and machine learning.”

Calhoon was most recently vice president/consulting director of digital business consulting at Forrester Research. Previously, Calhoon was vice president international and vice president international trust and safety at eBay, where he helped to build and lead two global teams that supported eBay’s revenue growth from $431 million in 2000 to $7.7 billion in 2007.

Calhoon also held previous roles with OES Equipment, Mitsubishi Electric and Bain & Company.

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