John Schroeder - CEO and co-founder, MapR Technologies
M.C Srivas - CTO and co-founder, MapR Technologies
Barry Eggers - Managing Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Peter Sonsini - Partner, NEA
Mike Lehman - Independent Member
John founded MapR based upon seeing the value Apache Hadoop provides as a big data analytics platform. He identified a strategy to produce the next generation Hadoop distribution to meet the requirements of advanced Hadoop users as well as those new to Hadoop. John also set out to address core limitations that were limiting the adoption of Hadoop and expand Hadoop capabilities to serve new business critical and realtime applications.
John has lead companies creating innovative and disruptive business intelligence, database management, storage and virtualization technologies at early stage ventures through success as large public companies. John was previously CEO of Calista Technologies (Microsoft), CEO of Rainfinity (EMC) and Senior Vice President of products and marketing at Brio Technologies (BRYO). John has also held general management and executive positions at Compuware, Candle and SAIC. John has a BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.
Srivas ran one of the major search infrastructure teams at Google where GFS, BigTable and MapReduce were used extensively. He wanted to provide that powerful capability to everyone, and started MapR on his vision to build the next-generation platform for semi-structured big data. His strategy was to evolve Hadoop and bring simplicity of use, extreme speed and complete reliability to Hadoop users everywhere, and make it seamlessly easy for enterprises to use this powerful new way to get deep insights. That vision is shared by all at MapR. Srivas brings to MapR his experiences at Google, Spinnaker Networks, Transarc in building game-changing products that advance the state of the art.
Srivas was Chief Architect at Spinnaker Networks (now NTAP) which built the industry's fastest single-box NAS filer, as well as the industry's most scalable clustered filer. Previously, he managed the Andrew File System (AFS) engineering team at Transarc (now IBM). AFS is now standard classroom material in operating systems courses. While not writing code, Srivas enjoys playing tennis, badminton and volleyball. M.C. has an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Delaware, and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.
Barry is a founder of Lightspeed and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of enterprise infrastructure, communications and networking, digital media, and internet. He has fourteen years of venture capital experience and ten years of operating experience. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Barry held executive roles in business development and general management at Cisco Systems from 1991-1997. While at Cisco, Barry established several of the company's largest distribution channels with OEMs, Telcos/Service Providers, system integrators and VARs. He also developed Cisco's initial merger and acquisition process and directed the first wave of acquisitions and integrations for the company.
Barry has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List of top venture capital investors and appeared on the initial AlwaysOn VC100 list published in 2009. Barry holds a BA in Economics and Business from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University.
Pete joined NEA in 2005, specializing in software, systems and technology-enabled services companies. Prior to joining NEA, Pete was Senior Director of Strategic Alliances at VMware where he struck the company's OEM deals and grew annual sales through OEMs from $0 to $40 million in four years. Prior to VMware, Pete was one of the first hires on the business side at Mirapoint, where he ran product management. Pete also served in various sales and marketing positions in Hewlett-Packard’s server division, including Worldwide Product Manager for the mid-range server business.
Pete began his career at Montgomery Securities where he was an Associate in the firm’s Technology Corporate Finance group. Pete received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and his BA in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, where he lettered in varsity rugby and was a member of the national championship team.
Mike brings more than 35 years of senior-level financial management experience with technology companies, including executive vice president, corporate resources and CFO at Sun Microsystems where he also served on the company’s Board of Directors.
Most recently, Mike served as CFO for Arista Networks and previously he was CFO at Palo Alto Networks. Prior to that, at Sun Microsystems Mike served two stints as CFO and was responsible for its finance, legal, real estate, public policy, corporate planning/strategy and information resources functions. During his tenure he conducted more than 60 quarterly earnings calls as CFO. Before joining Sun, Mike was a senior manager in the San Francisco office of Price Waterhouse.
Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors at MGIC Investment Corporation and the University of Wisconsin Foundation and previously held Board seats with Sun Microsystems, Echelon Corporation and NetIQ Corporation.
Anil Gadre is the EVP of Product Management at Silver Spring Networks, the maker of the Smart Energy Platform. He is responsible for product strategy, planning and marketing of networking and software products focused on the Smart Grid for the energy industry. Prior to his current role, Anil was with Sun Microsystems, a Fortune 200 technology leader, serving as EVP of The Application Platform Software organization and had previously been the Chief Marketing Officer leading global branding, demand creation and an extensive developer ecosystem program. At Sun Microsystems his experience covered diverse product lines ranging from networked desktop and enterprise servers systems to market leading software products such as the Solaris Operating system, Java, MySQL database and various middleware products. He has a BSEE from Stanford University, and an MM degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
Frank brings 25 years of experience as an enterprise software entrepreneur and executive to ServiceNow. As the CEO of Data Domain, Frank blazed new trails creating a high-growth enterprise storage company that went public on NASDAQ in 2007. After Data Domain was acquired in 2009 by EMC, Frank went on to serve for 18 months as a division executive at EMC. Prior to joining Data Domain in 2003, Frank was senior vice president of product operations at Borland Software where he ran the company's engineering and product management function. Frank also spent seven years at Compuware as general manager of UNIFACE in Amsterdam and general manager of the EcoSystems division in Campbell, Calif. He started his career at Burroughs Corporation in Detroit and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Netherlands School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam in his native Holland. Currently, Frank also serves as a venture partner with Greylock Partners and in an advisory role with the Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) division of EMC.
David has over 25 years of highly relevant and impactful experience across multi-billion dollar global technology companies as well as mid size firms and start ups. David is currently the chief marketing officer (CMO) at Five9, the largest pure cloud-based Contact Center software company. Prior to Five9, David was CMO & EVP at McAfee; a security software, hardware appliance, and SaaS company that expanded from $1B to over $2.6B in revenue during his tenure and was acquired by Intel. Prior to McAfee, David was CMO of ZANTAZ, a privately held content archiving company that was acquired by Autonomy. Previously, he served as SVP & CMO for EMC's multi-billion dollar information, storage, and content management software group. During Milam's tenure at EMC, he was responsible for all aspects of global software marketing, which contributed to the company's 20%+ year-over-year license revenue growth and EMC's Software Group being recognized as the 7th largest software company in the world. Prior to EMC, Milam was EVP & CMO of Documentum, where he played an instrumental role in significantly growing the business, penetrating adjacent markets, tripling the customer base, and making Documentum the dominant leader in Enterprise Content Management which resulted in its acquisition by EMC. Milam has also held executive positions at Broadbase Software, Cadence Design Systems and Structural Dynamics Research. David received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management, from California State University at Long Beach.