Leadership

Management
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  • Christian Rodatus

    Chief Executive Officer

    As CEO of Datameer, Christian Rodatus has over 20 years of experience in big data and analytics. His international track record for building and scaling go-to-market organizations includes leading global field organizations for Teradata and working with some of the most sophisticated customers in strategic data management. He also spearheaded the in-memory database revolution at SAP during the global market introduction of SAP HANA and led the analytics business through a process of rapid product innovation. Rodatus most recently served as executive vice president at Enlightened, the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings.

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  • Stefan Groschupf

    Founder and CEO of Products

    Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He co-founded Datameer in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, Hoffmann La Roche and the European Union. Stefan served as Datameer's CEO until 2016, leading the company through a period of triple digit growth, before taking on his current role directing product innovation and development. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which is expected to be a $50 billion dollar business by 2020. Technologies designed and coded by Stefan run 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 a decade ago. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and advises a set of startups on scaling go-to-market strategies and product development.

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  • George Shahid

    Chief Financial Officer

    George is a global operating and financial executive with an extensive background guiding enterprise software and SaaS companies through scaling, IPO, and M&A. He has held positions as CEO, COO and CFO at a number of leading venture-backed technology startups, including Laszlo Systems Inc., Critical Path, Tillage Inc., Augmedix, Loyalty Lab (acquired by TIBCO), Blueroads and Differential. Most recently, George was the co-founder and CEO of a startup in the B2B sales improvement area.

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  • Jeff Gallagher

    Senior Vice President of Sales

    Jeff has over 25 years experience in enterprise software, including leading sales, professional services, and field operations. Prior to joining Datameer, he held key roles at Oracle and Teradata with a focus around building data-driven business models and transforming existing new business through analytics and data monetization. Jeff earned a BS in economics from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where he played soccer and football. When away from work, Mr. Gallagher enjoys skiing, biking and all things outdoor.

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  • Susan O’Brien

    Vice President of Marketing

    Susan O'Brien is Vice President of Marketing at Datameer, where she leads all aspects of Datameer's product and corporate marketing efforts. Susan has been a part of the marketing team at Datameer since 2012, when she was hired to define, execute and scale the company's communications strategy. Before Datameer, she spent the better part of a decade at the leading independent public relations firm, Edelman, where she led strategic account management for multiple Adobe Systems business units. She also implemented media and analyst relations strategies for multiple tech start-ups and for CeBIT, the world's largest IT tradeshow. Susan earned her bachelor's degree in Communications from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.

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  • Frank Henze

    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.

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  • Peter Voss

    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.

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  • Matt McManus

    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.

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  • Ralf Eiling

    Vice President of 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.

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  • Mark Ferretti

    Vice President of Global Business Development & Channels

    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.

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  • Brian Kocsy

    Vice President of Customer for Life

    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.

Board of Directors
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  • John Walecka

    Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures

    John Walecka is a Partner of Redpoint Ventures and is passionate about companies with disruptive products and innovative business models. John is very active in Redpoint's investment efforts around companies using big data insights to create new business applications, as well as innovative technologies for building cloud infrastructure and services. He is on the boards of the following companies: Quantifind (social media predictive analytics platform), Datameer (big data BI tools around Hadoop), Lastline Security (cloud based malware products), Moogsoft (big data applications applied to agile service management), InterMolecular (data driven combinatorial materials discovery platform) and Avnera (cool audio products). John received a B.S. and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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  • Matt Murphy

    Managing Director at Menlo Ventures, Partner Emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

    Matt Murphy joined Menlo Ventures in 2015 as a Managing Director. He focuses on multi-stage investments across enterprise infrastructure and mobile-first applications. Matt is either a director or works closely with the management teams of AppDynamics, Drawbridge, Egnyte, Insidesales.com, InstartLogic, PernixData, Puppet Labs, SessionM, Shazam, and Simplivity. Previously, Matt was a General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers for over 15 years In addition to investing in the companies above, he was observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), launched the iFund in ’08 (a collaborative initiative with Apple to build the defining applications on the iOS platform), and led KPCB’s investments in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010) and Aerohive Networks (Nasdaq: HIVE, 2014). He also served as a director at Shopkick (acquired by SK Planet 2014), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008). Before joining KPCB, Matt worked at semiconductor startup Netboost (acquired by Intel) where he led product management, and prior to that at Sun Microsystems, where he led business development for the Network Systems Group and was a product line manager for networking platforms. Matt also worked in strategic and technical consulting for a number of years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Accenture. Matt holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Stanford University Engineering Venture Fund, is on the Board of Advisors for the Tufts University Electrical Engineering School.

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  • Nikhil Eapen

    Chief Strategy & Investment Officer, Senior Executive Vice President, ST Telemedia

    As chief strategy & investment officer and executive vice president, Nikhil is responsible for new investments in ST Telemedia's existing core business areas and new growth areas across the CMT landscape. He's also responsible for formulating the company's overall strategy, corporate development activities and driving synergies across the group. Before joining ST Telemedia, Nikhil was head of Asia Pacific Technology, Media and Telecommunications Corporate & Investment Banking department at Citigroup. He spent almost 18 years at Citigroup since starting his investment banking career as a financial analyst at Salomon Brothers. Nikhil graduated from the University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Economics.

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  • Christian Rodatus

    CEO, Datameer

    As CEO of Datameer, Christian Rodatus has over 20 years of experience in big data and analytics. His international track record for building and scaling go-to-market organizations includes leading global field organizations for Teradata and working with some of the most sophisticated customers in strategic data management. He also spearheaded the in-memory database revolution at SAP during the global market introduction of SAP HANA and led the analytics business through a process of rapid product innovation. Rodatus most recently served as executive vice president at Enlightened, the leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings.

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  • Stefan Groschupf

    Founder, Datameer

    Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He co-founded Datameer in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, Hoffmann La Roche and the European Union. Stefan served as Datameer's CEO until 2016, leading the company through a period of triple digit growth, before taking on his current role directing product innovation and development. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun out Hadoop, which is expected to be a $50 billion dollar business by 2020. Technologies designed and coded by Stefan run 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 a decade ago. Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and advises a set of startups on scaling go-to-market strategies and product development.

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  • Ben Fu

    Partner, Next World Capital

    Ben has experience in both venture capital investing and technology company operating roles. Ben was mostly recently a Principal with Scale Venture Partners. Prior to his six years in venture capital, he was a Senior Sales Engineer at Symantec and IMlogic, and worked in technical sales roles at Akamai. At Scale Venture Partners, Ben originated the investments in Box and uTest and worked closely with HubSpot, BrightRoll, and Jaspersoft. Ben lives in San Francisco. He holds an MEng and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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  • Jeff Miller

    President, JAMM Ventures

    Jeff Miller is an accomplished senior executive and venture capitalist with over 30 years of experience working with some of the hottest software companies in Silicon Valley. From 1993 to 2001, he served as president and chief executive officer of Documentum, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. Following the sale of Documentum to EMC for $1.8B in 2003, he was a venture partner with Redpoint Ventures, where he specialized in emerging enterprise and infrastructure software markets. Miller has also held senior executive positions at Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, Adaptec, and Cadence Design Systems. Miller currently runs JAMM Ventures, a business consulting firm, which he founded, and serves on various company and non-profit Boards.