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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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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Raghu Thiagarajan

Vice President of Product Management

As Datamee’s VP of Product Management, Raghu is responsible for leading Datameer’s big data analytics products. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, and has previously held leadership positions in engineering, product management and product strategy at Sybase, CrossWorlds Software, IBM, Tibco Software and Hortonworks. He is interested in the convergence of transactional, event-oriented and analytic workloads and easing big data consumption for business users.

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Frank Henze

Vice President of Innovation

Frank Henze is Vice President of Innovation 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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Matt McManus

Vice President of Engineering

Matt McManus leads the engineering accord 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 accord management roles. Prior to joining Datameer, he led an engineering accord 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 accords 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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Board of Directors

Sanjay Mirchandani

Sanjay Mirchandani

CEO of Puppet

Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO of Puppet, is an award-winning leader with over 25 years of business and IT experience, including in the CIO role at EMC, and senior management positions at Microsoft and VMware. He has led these companies in growth and global expansion, providing invaluable strategy, business development, and operational insight.

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Stephen Miller

President and CEO, ST Telemedia

Mr Stephen Miller is President & Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia (STT) since 1 January 2017. He is a member of the company’s Board of Directors. In his role as President & Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, leadership and continued growth.

Mr Miller joined STT in 2005 and has held various senior positions including President & Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his current position, he was Consultant to STT for its portfolio companies.

Mr Miller played a crucial role in enhancing STT’s business competitiveness and asset portfolio while simultaneously maintaining prudent financial management. Before joining the company, Mr Miller was Financial Advisor to STT on the combination of its data centre business with Equinix and Pihana Pacific, creating of the world’s largest carrier-neutral data centre network.

Mr Miller has over 25 years of global investment, financial management, strategic planning and CMT industry experience. He spent over 14 years of his career in investment banking with Credit Suisse, primarily heading its telecommunications and media group throughout Asia and the Pacific.

Mr Miller holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, with First Class Honours in Economics and Finance, from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

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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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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

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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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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Philip R. Gilligan

Managing Partner at Sand Hill East LLP

Phil Gilligan is a Managing Partner at Sand Hill East LLP, joining the partnership in July 2016. Prior to Sand Hill, Phil was Chief Information Officer Americans & Head of Innovation in the COO Group at Deutsche Bank. Over the last 30 years, Phil has held many senior technology leadership positions within Financial Services including at Deutsche Bank, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, EBS Dealing Resources/ICAP, and Moody’s.

At Deutsche Bank, Phil was accountable for designing and developing a formal Innovation platform to establish the Bank as a thought-leader within key innovation ecosystems around the world. He led the design and launch of the “DB Labs” centers in Berlin, London, Silicon Valley and New York to accelerate the adoption of new technologies into the bank. He was also appointed Americas regional CIO, overseeing the major regulatory programs in the region.

Prior to Deutsche Bank Phil was the CIO for the UBS Wealth Management Americas division, and the Americas CIO. He established a strategic architectural blueprint, instituted significant cost reductions, re-designed the technical delivery organizations to optimize alignment with the business, and delivered numerous new capabilities to the financial advisors including an innovative mobile solution for legacy functionality.

Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Kings College London, and a Master of Science degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of Southampton, UK. Earlier in his career, he worked for several years as a marine biologist with the World Wildlife Fund, the British Antarctic Survey, and the Government of Norway. He and his wife Natalie live in New Jersey, and they have three sons.

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