Paul is Chief Executive Officer and board member of Kinetica, a San Francisco-based startup that is helping companies all over the world adopt AI and advanced analytics. Paul has successfully built and led global teams for companies such as Salesforce, Siebel Systems, C3 IoT and BMC Software. Earlier in his career, Paul was CEO of Gocorp and Director of Financial Services and Telecommunications for the German software company SAP. Paul is a passionate advocate for the transformation of education around design thinking and project-based learning. He regularly writes and speaks about how to prepare society for a post-industrial future driven by artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. He serves on the Forbes Tech Council and the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. An experienced public company director, he is an advisor to corporations and non-profits in the United States and Asia. Paul is also an avid cycler, surfer, and skier.
President & Co-Founder
Amit is President and Co-Founder of Kinetica. Amit is responsible for the vision and strategic decisions for the company. Having a background in computer engineering, he has over a decade of software development experience in the commercial and federal space, with an emphasis in analyzing and visualizing big data, and helped architect Kinetica. Amit served as the chief GEOINT technical architect as a contractor for a major Top Secret cloud initiative between the US Army, NSA, and the DIA. Prior to Kinetica, Amit was a subject matter expert on geospatial intelligence with General Dynamics AIS and had been chief architect for several Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security contracts. Amit received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland with concentrations in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.
CTO & Co-Founder
Nima is the Chief Technology Officer, original developer and software architect of the Kinetica platform. Leveraging his unique insight into data processing, he established the core vision and goal of the Kinetica platform. Nima leads Kinetica’s technical strategy and roadmap development while also managing the engineering team. He has developed innovative big data systems across a wide spectrum of market sectors, ranging from biotechnology to high-speed trading systems using GPUs, as Lead Architect and Engineer with The Real Deal, Digital Sports, Equipoise Imaging, and Synergetic Data Systems. Early in his career, Nima was a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Nima holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Chief Product Officer
Irina is Chief Product Officer for Kinetica. Irina has over a decade of product management experience across a variety of sectors, including enterprise software, networking, hardware, IoT, SaaS, and Cloud. Irina joins Kinetica from Riverbed Technology, where she held a variety of leadership roles including Vice President of Products and Strategy for the Service Provider Business and Vice President of Product Management for Steelhead, Riverbed's flagship product. Prior to Riverbed, Irina was Vice President of Embedded Systems for Grid Net, a Smart Grid/IoT company, where she was responsible for engineering and product management of the company's hardware and firmware. Irina started her career as a software engineer and product manager at Oracle. Irina holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science from MIT, an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an M.S. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University.
Chief Customer Success Officer
Elizabeth McGlauflin has spent more than 20 years in leadership positions building and leading customer experience programs across a range of start-ups through rapidly growing public companies. She is Chief Customer Success Officer at Kinetica and, prior to that, was at Robin Systems as VP, Customer Success. Before joining Robin Systems, she was COO & VP, Customer Success at Bluescape, VP Services at C3, and held other executive positions at BDNA and Siebel Systems. She brings a wealth of experience in helping customers architect and adopt technology to drive innovation. She has worked with both cloud and on-premises solutions ranging from CRM, MDM, and IT management applications through a range of BI, analytic, IoT, collaboration and DevOps platforms and solutions. In her spare time, you can find her in an ice skating rink. She skates and often competes in Masters events around the world. She’s also a figure skating judge.
Chief Marketing Officer
Daniel is the Chief Marketing Officer at Kinetica, where he is responsible for leading all aspects of worldwide marketing. Daniel has approximately 20 years of experience building brands and driving product leadership. Prior to joining Kinetica, he was Vice President of Marketing and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at ForgeRock, a digital identity management company. Prior to that role, Daniel was Chief Identity Strategist at Sun Microsystems. He has also held senior executive positions at McGraw-Hill, NComputing, and Agari. Daniel holds a Master’s degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University.
Chief Financial Officer
Dean Neese is Chief Financial Officer at Kinetica. Across his thirty year career in finance and strategy, Neese has seen great success, including executing over 30 acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, and IPOs worldwide, as well as taking a leadership role in two Series E investment rounds. Prior to joining Kinetica, Neese spent several years as CFO of Qubole, where he led financing rounds and debt facilities. Prior to Qubole, Neese was the CFO of Shape Security, where he managed finance, human resources, and operations. Neese was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at DocuSign, where he led its international growth strategy through several acquisitions.
Chief Revenue Officer
Tom is CRO at Kinetica. Tom has spent 30 years successfully developing and expanding business across the tech sector, most recently as the senior vice president and general manager of field operations at Box. During his time at Box, Tom led operations and expansion of the company's enterprise sales organization in North America, taking their revenue from $20 million to $700 million. Prior to joining Box, he was vice president at Salesforce.com and held leadership roles at Siebel Systems (Oracle) and IBM.
President of APJ
Stuart is an investor, board member, and strategic executive, commercially savvy in developing ground-breaking business strategies in established and emerging technology markets. Strongly networked worldwide, and a specialist in transforming performance within international corporate enterprises, he has experience with P&Ls of US$100M+, the oversight of 700 staff spanning multiple operating entities, and the delivery of significant PaaS and SaaS solutions spanning Cyber Security, Data/Analytics, ERP/CRM, Middleware, and Mobility. He was Senior Vice President at Deep Instinct, and prior to that held roles as Regional Vice President and Managing Director of Asia Pacific at Sophos, Regional Vice President at Sybase, and Senior Director of Asia Pacific at SAP. He has led service provision to B2B and B2C markets across Retail, CPG, Telco, BFSI, Manufacturing, Airline, Defense, and Government, and holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management with a concentration in M&A, International Business, and Asia Pacific studies.
VP of Engineering
Eli is a Vice President of Engineering at Kinetica. He was one of the original developers of the Kinetica platform, and now leads the development of the core server product. Eli is responsible for the implementation of new features as well as making sure Kinetica runs as fast as possible. He has a background in high performance computing and algorithm development in the fields of signal, image and video processing with a focus on GPU implementation. Prior to joining Kinetica he held positions at several Department of Defense contractors guiding advanced technology projects from prototype to production. Eli holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
VP of Engineering
John is the Chief Scientist and VP of Engineering at Kinetica. One of the original developers and architects of the Kinetica platform, John leads product development, innovation, and hardware optimization efforts. Previously at BAE Systems, he was an architect for gigapixel and hyperspectral airborne camera systems using GPUs for image processing and real-time target tracking. John also investigated low-frequency EM wave generation and propagation from RF ionospheric heating. At NIST, he studied Johnson Noise Thermometry at the tin and zinc fixed-points using a synthetic quantized-voltage noise source as the reference. John holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Lehigh University
VP of Worldwide Solution Engineering
Michael is the Worldwide Vice President of Solution Engineering for Kinetica. He has over 20 years of experience leading and developing highly skilled and professional Solution Engineering teams. Prior to Kinetica, Michael was the VP of Solution Engineers at MapR, transforming the team into an enterprise-oriented organization. He also spent 10 years at Oracle in various groups within Applications and Technology, focusing on driving Analytic solutions for their strategic customers. Throughout his career, Michael has also held various management and individual contributor positions at Transamerica Ins., Witness Systems, and Cognos. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business specializing in Management Information Systems.
Head of People
Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
Chris is the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Kinetica. He has over 8 years of experience leading and developing high-performing, global finance teams. Prior to joining Kinetica, Chris spent 7 years in a variety of roles across GE’s Digital and Industrial businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.