Additional Team Members

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Rob Anderson
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.

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Martin Darling
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.

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Xavier Guerin
Vice President EMEA, Business Development, Partners & Alliances

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.

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Jay Leonard
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.

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Jay Maloney
Vice President, Sales – West Region

Jay has over 15 years of experience leading sales growth while driving value for customers. At MapR, Jay leads the West Region sales team in business strategy and execution. Prior to MapR, Jay was the Regional Director of Enterprise Accounts at Oracle. Previous roles at Oracle include Key Account Director, Technology Sales Manager, and Sales Rep. Earlier in his career, Jay held sales management positions at NetClerk, a technology and services company offering streamlining solutions to telecom and utility companies and state and local government. Jay holds a degree in communications from the University of Southern California.

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Michele Nemschoff
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.

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Suresh Ollala
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.

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Patrik Svanström
Vice President, EMEA

Patrik is Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at MapR. Patrik is responsible for all aspects of MapR business activities across the region, including sales development, strategic planning, customer engagement and revenue growth. Patrik has over 20 years of experience in field operations and strategy, working with both small entrepreneurial startups as well as large enterprise technology companies. He has a consistent track record in building world-class, customer-centric teams, organizations and leaders. Prior to joining MapR, Patrik held various executive management positions in Europe at several multinational companies, including Informatica, HP, Infor, Nexus, EMC, Selectica, and Oracle. Patrik was educated at IHM Business School in Sweden, where he earned a diploma in Industrial (B2B) Marketing.

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Steve Wooledge
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.

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Kathy Do
Controller

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.