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How do you evaluate millions of different signals when time is of the essence?

This was the question that started it all.

The United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) sought the capability to track national security threats in real time. The solution needed to produce instant results and visualize insights from massive streaming datasets.

Nothing existed in the market that met their needs. Data warehouses were too slow, geospatial systems wouldn’t scale, and premium in-memory solutions promised real-time but didn't deliver.

Leadership Team

Nima Negahban
CEO & Co-Founder
Nima Negahban is Kinetica’s Chief Executive 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 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.
Amit Vij
President & Co-Founder
Amit Vij is Cofounder and President of Kinetica, responsible for the company’s vision and strategic direction. Amit cofounded Kinetica and helped guide the development of the Kinetica platform after working for more than a decade in software development in both commercial and federal markets with an emphasis on analyzing and visualizing big data. He was 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.
Shawn Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
Shawn has more than 20 years of experience in the software industry with deep expertise in strategic financial planning and fundraising for companies ranging from start-ups to established industry players.
Eli Glaser
SVP Engineering
Eli was one of the original developers of the Kinetica real-time analytics database, and now leads the development of the core server product. Eli is responsible for the implementation of new features as well as ensuring Kinetica runs at industry-leading speeds. 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.
Chad Meley
Chief Marketing Officer
Chad Meley is CMO for Kinetica. Chad’s experience includes more than 20 years as a leader in SaaS, big data, advanced analytics, and data-driven marketing, strategy and planning for early-stage software companies and large, established leaders alike. Prior to joining Kinetica, Chad was VP of Product Marketing at Teradata, where he played a key role in repositioning Teradata during the rise of big data and the cloud to its current leadership position. Chad has also held a variety of leadership roles centered on data and analytics with Electronic Arts, Dell and FedEx. Chad holds a doctorate from the University of Florida where his dissertation was on Applied Artificial Intelligence, an MBA from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas.
Robert DeMartino
Chief Revenue Officer
Robert has more than 25 years of experience building all aspects of the customer facing organization from major accounts to enterprise and mid-market sales, channels, customer success and services. Robert has worked with successful early stage startups and has built sales organizations from the ground up to well over a thousand people while diligently serving enterprises across the globe. He led domestic and international sales teams in the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region while at Sun Microsystems. Most recently he was CRO at TigerGraph and before that part of the executive team bringing new and disruptive technologies from Data and Analytics to the market with Greenplum | Pivotal and Platform up through their successful acquisitions by Dell | EMC and Workday respectively.
Elizabeth McGlauflin
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.
Phil Darringer
VP Product Management
Phil guides the development of the company’s real-time, analytic database for time series and spatiotemporal workloads. He has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise product management with a focus on data analytics, machine learning and location intelligence. Prior to joining Kinetica, Phil was Director of Product Management for HERE Technologies responsible for the analytics and Machine Learning capabilities of HERE's Open Location Platform. Phil has held other product management roles at Medio Systems, RSA Security and Oracle. He holds a B.S. and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


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