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. When not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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.
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.
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 one 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.
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 linking and optimizing the contributions of our global teams and implement practices and infrastructure to attract great talent and bring out the best in our people.
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.
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.
Mark is the Vice President of Global Business Development & Channels for Datameer.
Mark has over 25 years experience in the software industry with a focus on Business Intelligence and Analytics software. He has successfully led high-performance Global Alliance Organizations for such companies as CA, Cognos, IBM, Business Objects and QLIK. Mark holds a B.A. of Business Management form Molloy College and is based in New York.
Brian Kocsy leads the professional services and support teams to ensure our customers' success.
Brian is execution focused, with a unique skill set spanning web scale data, search, yield optimization, advertising, and fraud. He comes to Datameer from Quixey, where he led content acquisition at the Alibaba-backed startup pioneering App Search and Deep Linking. Prior to Quixey, Brian worked at Microsoft, building big data analysis solutions to track down and prevent advertising fraud on Bing. In addition, Brian held significant services leadership positions at Macrovision and RAPT.
Brian attended Lehigh University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Frances leads Datameer's global education strategies and is focused on creating world-class learning experiences for employees, customers, and partners.
Before tackling world-wide employee education, Frances was focused on building out and training the Datameer Support organization, where she and the team achieved 99% customer satisfaction rate, improved solve time by 30%, and decreased response time to the top 5th percentile in our industry. Prior to Datameer, Frances spent several years at Apple, Inc. where she designed and delivered training for their entire Global Retail team including Sales, Services, and Business associates. Frances also has a background in database management having worked as a data Librarian at Krugle Inc.