CEO and Co-Founder
John has served as MapR’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since founding the company in 2009.
Prior to founding MapR, John held executive positions in a number of enterprise software companies with a focus on data, storage and business intelligence at both private and public companies including: CEO of Calista Technologies (now Microsoft), CEO of Rainfinity (now EMC), SVP of Products and Marketing at Brio Technologies (BRYO) and General Manager at Compuware (CPWR).
CTO and Co-Founder
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 MS in Computer Science from University of Delaware, and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan brings to MapR over 20 years of executive leadership experience in public markets, mergers and acquisitions, and multinational operations, including managing three companies through successful IPOs.
A seasoned financial veteran with public and private company experience including multinational operations, Atler most recently served as CFO for Meraki, a cloud networking and security firm acquired by Cisco. Previously as CFO, he successfully guided Ikanos and Silicon Image through their IPOs. Additionally, he served as CFO to LitePoint, acquired by Teradyne, and Wireless Access, acquired by Glenayre, and as Controller for Global Village Communication during its IPO process. He began his career Ernst & Young where he spent 10 years in senior roles and received his CPA.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jack has over 20 years of enterprise software marketing experience. He has demonstrated success from defining new markets for small companies to increasing sales of new products for large public companies. Jack’s broad experience includes launching and establishing analytic, virtualization, and storage companies and leading marketing and business development for an early-stage cloud storage software provider. Jack has also held senior executive roles with EMC, Rainfinity (now EMC), Brio Technology, SQRIBE, and Bain and Company. Jack earned an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA in Economics with honors and distinction from Stanford University.
Chief Application Architect
Ted has held Chief Scientist positions at Veoh Networks, ID Analytics and at MusicMatch, (now Yahoo Music). Ted is responsible for building the most advanced identity theft detection system on the planet, as well as one of the largest peer-assisted video distribution systems and ground-breaking music and video recommendations systems. Ted has 15 issued and 15 pending patents and contributes to several Apache open source projects including Hadoop, Zookeeper and Hbase™. He is also a committer for Apache Mahout. Ted earned a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado; a MS degree in computer science from New Mexico State University; and a Ph.D. in computing science from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom. Ted also bought the drinks at one of the very first Hadoop User Group meetings.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations
Steve is responsible for MapR's worldwide sales operations. Prior to joining MapR, Steve was President & GM of Avaya U.S. Operations leading the go to market transformation in Avaya’s private equity turnaround. Previous to that Steve held executive positions in general management and sales at Isilon Systems and EMC Corporation, leading and scaling the go to market organizations globally for both later stage startup and growth companies. Currently residing in Silicon Valley, Steve has led both worldwide and international teams and will focus on expanding MapR’s global go to market team and partners to leverage the adoption of Apache Hadoop.
Steve has a BA in Marketing from the Isenberg School of Management from the University of Massachusetts.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Pinaki brings proven engineering expertise and innovation along with years of experience building and managing large engineering teams who have developed world-leading technology. Joining MapR from Informatica Pinaki served as senior vice president of engineering where he was instrumental in building Informatica into the industry leading data integration company with PowerCenter becoming the dominant and market-leading product used by over 2,400 companies. Pinaki rose through the ranks at Informatica from software engineer to most recently, senior vice president where he built and managed a large R&D team of 250 that spanned four geographies with annual revenues of $300M. Pinaki began his career at Intel and later was a senior member of the technical staff at Transarc before joining Informatica as principal software engineer.
Vice President, Worldwide Services
Dave has a proven track record of transforming business vision into tangible results. As Vice President of Worldwide Services, Dave works with MapR’s rapidly growing customer base to develop and implement innovative services, including both professional and training services. He was previously VP of Engineering at MapR where he led the development of MapR’s industry leading products. Dave has 30 years of successful enterprise software development experience in both small and large companies including EMC, Sun Microsystems, Sterling Software, Spectralogic, Exabyte and DEC. Dave was educated at Brigham Young University where he earned a BS M.E. and a minor in Computer Science.
Vice President, Product Management
Tomer Shiran heads the product management team at MapR and is responsible for product strategy, roadmap and requirements. Prior to MapR, Tomer held numerous product management and engineering roles at Microsoft, most recently as the product manager for Microsoft Internet Security & Acceleration Server (now Microsoft Forefront). He is the founder of two websites that have served tens of millions of users, and received coverage in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, USA Today and The Times of London. Tomer is also the author of a 900-page programming book. He holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Worldwide Systems Engineering
Rob Anderson joins MapR as Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering, where he is in charge of managing MapR's worldwide systems engineering team. Prior to joining MapR, Rob served has Chief Technology Officer EMEA for the Isilon Storage Division of EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ITaaS). While at EMC, Rob led engineering teams in the development of Isilon’s industry-leading OneFS clustered file system, during which he jointly authored several patents. Earlier in his career, Rob held senior technical roles with Amazon and Equator Technologies.
Rob holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering from McGill University.
Vice President, Americas
John brings 30 years of experience in executive management and IT sales to MapR. As Vice President of Americas, he is in charge of building MapR's Americas sales team. Prior to joining MapR, John was Vice President of Avaya, a provider of enterprise communication systems. He has also held executive positions as Senior VP and General Manager of SAP, Vice President of EqualLogic (now Dell), and Area Vice President of EMC. Earlier in his career, John held various management positions at Dun and Bradstreet Software, Banyan Systems and The ForeFront Group.
Vice President, Business Development
Bill leads the business development function at MapR. He is responsible for partnerships and alliances with technology and service providers that help customers realize the maximum possible value from MapR products. Bill previously held executive positions with VMware, EMC, and Rainfinity (now EMC). At VMware and EMC, he championed the development of software-defined data management and managed alliances with strategically important data management and analytics partners. Prior to EMC, Bill led business development at Rainfinity.
Bill holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MBA from UCLA, and a JD from the University of San Francisco.
Vice President, Asia Pacific/Japan
Martin Darling brings to MapR a successful track record of cultivating high-impact sales and marketing teams and building sustainable, high-performance sales operations across Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). As Vice President, Asia Pacific/Japan for MapR, Martin is responsible for strengthening MapR's presence across APJ. Prior to MapR, Martin was VP, APJ at QLogic. Previous to that position, Martin was the VP and general manager of Asia Pacific at DataDirect Networks, where he successfully expanded the company's presence in Asia. Prior to DDN, Martin was at Copan Systems, where he was responsible for sales in the Asia Pacific region. Before joining Copan Systems, Martin held numerous roles at EMC. Martin also worked at Hitachi Data Systems, where he ran the partner business for Asia and Latin America.
Martin holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from South Cheshire College in Crewe, England.
Vice President, Southern Europe and Benelux
Xavier Guerin joins MapR Technologies as Vice President, Southern Europe and Benelux. Xavier has 23 years of experience in EMEA and corporate business development for both small and large companies. Prior to joining MapR, Xavier was VP Sales, EMEA for Quantum, a global provider of data protection and big data management solutions. Prior to that role, Xavier was Senior Director, Southern Europe and Middle East, for Isilon Systems, where he was responsible for the implementation and business development of Isilon solutions in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
Xavier has an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the HEC School of Management, and a BA in Entrepreneurship from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris, France.
Vice President, EMEA
Steve Jenkins has over 30 years of experience in EMEA operations. As Vice President, EMEA for MapR, Steve is responsible for developing and driving MapR’s EMEA initiatives, while building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers in the region. Steve has built a strong reputation for creating new EMEA organizations and enhancing existing ones. Prior to joining MapR, Steve was VP EMEA for Q1 Labs, a provider of security information and event management (SIEM) and log management products. Prior to that role, he was VP EMEA for Isilon Systems, a leader in clustered storage systems and software for file-based data. Steve essentially started the EMEA organization within Isilon, and established offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Paris. Earlier in his career, Steve spearheaded EMEA operations for F5 Networks and led enterprise sales for Bay Networks and Nortel Networks.
Vice President Sales, East Region
Jay has been leading sales teams and driving growth strategies for technology companies for over 20 years. At MapR, Jay leads the East Region sales team in business strategy and execution. Prior to joining MapR, he was a Regional Vice President with Silver Spring Networks, a leader in standards-based Smart Grid networking products. In that role, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the sales team as well as the management of key client relationships. Prior to joining Silver Spring Networks, Jay spent 14 years at EMC where he was most recently an Area Manager in New York focused on driving quarterly revenue growth in the region.
Jay has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Michele joins MapR from PARC, a Xerox company, where she led the marketing team. Prior to that, Michele was a partner with Indigo Partners, developing and executing successful marketing strategies to drive growth for a variety of technology companies. Clients included BabyCenter, Hewlett-Packard, Intraware, Inxight Software, Kensington Technologies, and Plantronics.
Michele has also held marketing positions at Linuxcare, Apple, NeXT, Rand McNally, and Strategic Mapping. She spent a year with a UN- and EC-sponsored consulting group in Poland providing marketing advice and expertise to newly emerging private companies. Michele received an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President, Engineering Operations and QA
Suresh is responsible for MapR's release engineering and quality assurance operations. Prior to joining MapR, Suresh held numerous engineering positions at Informatica, most recently as Vice President R&D, where he led the quality engineering, build and release for unified Informatica data integration platform. Suresh is an expert in overseeing all aspects of R&D operations; while at Informatica, Suresh built and led a global R&D team of over 150 QA and R&D specialists located throughout the US, UK, and India. He also established a new offshore development center In India, where he led all aspects of the initiative, from staffing to IT infrastructure design. Suresh was educated at Nagpur University in Nagpur, India, where he earned a BS in Engineering.
Vice President, Worldwide Customer Support
Manil joins MapR as Vice President of WW Customer Support, where he is in charge of leading the worldwide customer support organization. Manil has over 15 years of experience in customer support, including customer success leadership, process development and improvement, strategic planning and cross functional collaboration. Most recently, Manil was Sr. Director of Support for CA Technologies, an IT management solutions provider. Prior to that position, Manil was Sr. Director, Technical Services and WW Support for Arcot Systems, where he built and managed their support organization. Prior to Arcot/CA, Manil held customer support positions with Caymas Systems (now Citrix), Encover, Inc. (now SYNNEX Corporation), Visa/Inovant and Platinum Technologies.
Manil holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Bangalore University.
Vice President, Product Marketing
Steve brings over 12 years of experience in product marketing and business development to MapR. As Vice President of Product Marketing, he is in charge of increasing awareness and driving demand, as well as identifying new market opportunities for MapR solutions for Big Data management and analytics. Steve was previously Vice President of Marketing for Teradata Unified Data Architecture, where he drove Big Data strategy and market awareness across the product line, including Apache Hadoop. Steve also held various roles in product and corporate marketing at Aster Data – an innovator in Big Data analytics – prior to being acquired by Teradata. Earlier in his career, Steve held product marketing positions at Interwoven and Business Objects, as well as had sales and engineering roles at Business Objects, Dow Chemical and Occidental Petroleum.
Steve holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron
Kathy leads MapR’s accounting and finance team and is responsible for the financial management of the company. Prior to MapR, Kathy held the corporate controller position at Ravix Group, Xactly Corporation, Rainfinity, and SQRIBE. She has led companies by developing solid infrastructure in accounting and operations at start-up stage through successful growing companies. Her broad experience includes accounting system setup and implementation, foreign subsidiary expansion, financial planning, and cash management. Kathy has a BS in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.