Chief Executive Officer
Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which 10 years later, is considered a 20 billion dollar business.
Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed more than a half decade ago. In 2003, Groschupf was named one of the most innovative Germans under 30 by Stern Magazine.
In 2013, Fast Company named Datameer, one of the most innovative companies in the world.
Stefan is currently CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others. After two years in the market, Datameer was commercially deployed in more than 30 percent of the Fortune 20.
Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.
Chief Revenue Officer
As Chief Revenue Officer at Datameer, Kenneth Jakobsen leads all customer-facing functions, including sales, marketing and professional services.
He is a seasoned veteran in enterprise software sales, operations and mobile analytics. Most recently, Kenneth served as chief operating officer at Roambi, a Sequoia-backed mobile analytics company, where he played a critical role in doubling cloud sales quarter over quarter, five quarters in a row. In his previous role at CA Technologies as vice president of on-demand solution sales, Kenneth was responsible for driving sales, business development and customer success and established the business unit growth to $120 million in five years.
Kenneth holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Vice President of Product Management
Frank Henze is Vice President of Product Management at Datameer with over a decade of experience in building enterprise software systems.
Prior to Datameer, Frank ran project management at 101tec, a supplier of Hadoop solutions and Nutch-based search and text classification software to industry-leading companies. His background includes user interface design and development as well as expertise in all of the leading-edge web technologies. He also has over five years experience in development of large-scale systems and search engine solutions for companies such as EMI Music, Sproose, Krugle and the German Environmental Agency.
Chief Technology Officer
Peter Voss is CTO at Datameer with extensive experience in software engineering and architecture of large-scale data processing. His focus has been largely on UNIX based enterprise systems with extensive background in Java, Spring, Hadoop, Lucene and Eclipse plug-in development.
Prior to Datameer, Peter consulted on a number of big data business intelligence projects with companies such as EMI Music and Krugle. Earlier, he was architect and developer for Deutsche Post and their ePost project, a distributed production system that processed more than 1 billion letters per year. Peter studied biology and has a Diplom (i.e., a master’s degree) in biochemistry and bioinformatics from the University of Köln.
Vice President of Sales - Americas
Mike Macey’s expertise has placed him at the forefront of the analytics evolution over the past two decades. As Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Mike is charged with leading Datameer’s sales team to meet massive market demand.
Prior to joining Datameer, Mike spent 25+ years in a number of strategic sales roles with data-focused companies including Platfora, YarcData, Microstrategy, and Netezza (acquired by IBM). During his tenure at Netezza, Mike helped grow the company from $10 million to $250 million in sales. Following its successful IPO and subsequent acquisition by IBM, Mike went on to lead IBM’s largest North American big data team. Macey also held multiple roles that aided in MicroStrategy's growth from $20 million to its successful public offering.
Chief Marketing Officer
Azita Martin is Chief Marketing Officer at Datameer with extensive marketing leadership experience at high-growth start-ups and category-creating public companies like Salesforce and Siebel.
Azita has global responsibility for scaling all aspects of Datameer’s product and corporate marketing, including defining go-to-market strategy, driving thought leadership, and increasing brand awareness and customer acquisition.
Prior to Datameer, Azita built and led marketing teams for both fast-growing start-ups and major public companies, including Get Satisfaction, Moxie Software, LiveOps, Salesforce, Siebel and SGI. Azita has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from University of Southern California.
Vice President of Business Development & Worldwide Channels
Kimberly Martin leads Datameer’s strategy and execution with Hadoop distributors, referral partners, independent software vendors, and OEM alliances.
Datameer’s development of channel and alliances is core to the company’s growth strategy as it looks to deepen successful partnerships and also build new relationships with SIs as technology partners. Most recently, she has been building (often from scratch) indirect channels (resellers, VAD/VAR/system integrator /ISV/ OEM), partner / channel programs, and partner sales organizations. She brings with her over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in global channel and alliances roles for high tech companies, including Informatica, Microsoft and Accenture.
Vice President of People Operations
Linda Esperance is Datameers’s Vice President responsible for global human resources and leads the design and implementation of high impact people strategies and solutions that accelerate Datameer’s growth.
Linda brings an agile, entrepreneurial approach to people operations developed over 20 years of HR leadership at technology companies such as Sybase and Vocera Communications and as a founder and product manager of Bridgestream, a SW company acquired by Oracle. A VP, HR for over 8 years prior to joining Datameer, Linda’s focus is to link and optimize the contributions of our global teams and implement practices and infrastructure to attract great talent and bring out the best in our people.
Vice President of Engineering
Matt McManus leads the engineering team at Datameer, managing all aspects of product development, releases and quality assurance.
Matt has been building enterprise software products for over 10 years with deep experience in architecture, software engineering and team management roles. Prior to joining Datameer, he led an engineering team at EMI Music, Inc., which delivered high quality business intelligence products using agile, behavior-driven development processes.
Earlier, Matt held technical leadership positions with Genealogical Search, Inc. and Macrovision Corp. where he guided teams through all phases of product development from requirements gathering to deployment, successfully launching many Web-based products and services.
He attended Boston University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
Vice President of User Experience and Design
As Vice President of User Experience and Design, Ralf Eiling is responsible for enhancing Datameer’s user experience.
With over 15 years of experience, Ralf has extensive knowledge of innovative Web and mobile applications that drive user adoption and has extensive background in interface design. He has held key design positions with Adobe, Disney and SAP and holds multiple design patents and award-winning design solutions.
Vice President of Finance
Jon Oslowski is Vice President of Finance for Datameer with more than eight years experience as a controller and auditor in public accounting.
Previously, Jon was a Divisional Controller for Serious Energy, an energy management company with software and building materials divisions. Jon also spent six years in public accounting completing audits, reviews and compilations with CBIZ/MHM, one of the largest accounting firms in the US. As Vice President of Finance at Datameer, Jon specializes in GAAP accounting, financial analysis, forecasting, software revenue recognition, financial reporting and oversight, business plan implementation and financial modeling.
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