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Leaders

How We Began

Architected by the 2014 A.M. Turing Award winner, Dr. Mike Stonebraker, VoltDB is a ground-up redesign of the relational database for today’s growing real-time analytics and data challenges.

Company Leaders

CEO David Flower

David Flower

President & CEO

David Flower brings more than 28 years of experience within the IT industry to the role of President and CEO of VoltDB. David has a track record of building significant shareholder value across multiple software sectors on a global scale through the development and execution of focused strategic plans, organizational development and product leadership.

Before joining VoltDB, David served as Vice President EMEA for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to Carbon Black he held senior executive positions in numerous successful software companies including Senior Vice President International for Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG); Vice President EMEA (APM division) for Compuware (formerly NASDAQ: CPWR); and UK Managing Director and Vice President EMEA for Gomez. David also held the position of Group Vice President International for MapInfo Corp. He began his career in senior management roles at Lotus Development Corp and Xerox Corp - Software Division.

David attended Oxford Brookes University where he studied Finance. David retains strong links within the venture capital investment community.

CFO Scott Powers

Scott Powers

CFO

Scott Powers brings more than 20 years of management experience with both private and public companies to the role of VoltDB CFO. Scott’s philosophy, developed from his experience managing high-growth technology organizations and his hands-on orientation, is to operate as a business partner with the entire team. He is responsible for the both finance and administrative functions at VoltDB.

Scott came to VoltDB from Jumptap, a leading mobile advertising company he helped guide through its acquisition by Millennial Media (NASDAQ: MM). Prior to Jumptap, Scott held financial leadership positions with Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV) and Q1 Labs, a network security software company where he played a key role in the acquisition by IBM (NYSE: IBM). Prior to Q1 Labs, he spent more than ten years in finance with iBasis, the first commercial voice-over-IP telecommunication carrier, which grew from $0 to over $1b in revenue during his tenure. Scott played a key role in iBasis’ IPO and multiple acquisitions, and ultimately helped guide the company through an acquisition by KPN (AMS: KPN).

VP of Engineering, John Piekos

John Piekos

VP, Engineering & CSO

John Piekos heads up VoltDB’s engineering operations, including product development, QA, technical support, documentation, security and field engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience leading teams and building software, delivering both enterprise and Internet-based solutions – and he uses that knowledge to ensure that VoltDB remains the fastest, coolest database on the planet.

John has held tech leadership positions at several companies, most recently at Progress Software where he led the OpenEdge database, ObjectStore database and Orbix product lines. Previously, John was vice president of Web engineering at EasyAsk, and chief architect at Novera Software, where he led the effort to build the industry’s first Java application server. John holds an MS in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a BS in computer science from the University of Lowell.

VP of Marketing, Tarah Cammett

Tarah Cammett

VP, Marketing

Tarah Cammett brings more than 18 years of global marketing experience in software startups to her role as vice president of marketing, where she is responsible for brand, strategy, messaging, demand generation, and customer marketing.

Before joining VoltDB, Tarah served as senior director, program and channel marketing at Carbon Black, a leader in endpoint security where marketing efforts assisted in growing the company from 90 employees and $9M annual revenue to 700 employees and 100M+ annual revenue. Prior to Carbon Black, Tarah was director of marketing at Gomez, Inc., which was acquired by Compuware. She has also held management roles at Awareness, Inc., Endeca (acquired by Oracle), and OutlookSoft (acquired by SAP.) Tarah holds a BS in psychology from Lesley University.

VP of Sales, Alan Hawley

Alan Hawley

VP, Global Sales

Alan Hawley brings more than 15 years of U.S and European experience to his role as vice president of global sales. Alan is responsible for driving VoltDB’s continued expansion through our global sales teams and initiatives.

Before joining VoltDB, Alan served as vice president of global APM sales for SmartBear Software, a leader in software quality tools. Prior to SmartBear Alan was senior director of partnerships for Everbridge Inc., where he established and grew the partner program while developing a successful sales presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Alan previously served as Director of UK Sales for Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR), prior to which he spent five years establishing and managing sales teams across Northern Europe at Gomez, Inc., which was acquired by Compuware.

Alan holds a BA in Sports Science from Durham University (England, UK). Much of his experience playing sports he applies to developing sales organizations: leadership, tolerance, competition, and most importantly, success as a team.

VoltDB Exec Madhup Mishra

Madhup Mishra

Head of Product Management

Madhup Mishra is the Head of Product Management at VoltDB and is responsible for product strategy, management, technical positioning amongst other things. He brings around 18 years of Enterprise Software experience in large companies and startups alike.

Madhup came to VoltDB from SimpliVity, a leader in HyperConverged Infrastructure market space. Madhup joined the company before its product was generally available and had 50 employees and helped grow it to 100M+ and 750 employees over a span of 4 years before its acquisition by HPE. Prior to SimpliVity, Madhup was a Product Management leader at Dell Technologies and EMC Corporation. Madhup holds an MS in Computer Engineering from NC State University and an MBA in General Management from Duke University.

VP Mike Pogany

Mike Pogany

VP, Business Development

Mike Pogany brings more than 20 years of experience to his role as vice president of business development for VoltDB. Before joining VoltDB, Mike served as vice president of US SaaS Sales for Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR), prior to which he spent six years as regional vice president building and leading teams at Gomez, Inc., which was acquired by Compuware.

Mike holds a BS in marketing from Eastern Connecticut State University.

Board of Directors

David Flower

President & CEO

David Flower brings more than 28 years of experience within the IT industry to the role of President and CEO of VoltDB. David has a track record of building significant shareholder value across multiple software sectors on a global scale through the development and execution of focused strategic plans, organizational development and product leadership.

Before joining VoltDB, David served as Vice President EMEA for Carbon Black Inc. Prior to Carbon Black he held senior executive positions in numerous successful software companies including Senior Vice President International for Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG); Vice President EMEA (APM division) for Compuware (formerly NASDAQ: CPWR); and UK Managing Director and Vice President EMEA for Gomez. David also held the position of Group Vice President International for MapInfo Corp. He began his career in senior management roles at Lotus Development Corp and Xerox Corp - Software Division.

David attended Oxford Brookes University where he studied Finance. David retains strong links within the venture capital investment community.

Jo Tango

Partner, Kepha Partners

Jo Tango founded Kepha Partners. Jo is passionate about start-ups and loves working with entrepreneurs who dare to strive. He has been a founding or first institutional investor in AutoVirt, Azuki Systems, Bit9, ExaGrid, StreamBase Systems, Vertica Systems, Virtual Iron (acquired by Oracle) and VoltDB, almost always getting involved at the company inception phase. Other investments include Ask Jeeves (Nasdaq: ASKJ), Digital Market (acquired by Agile Software), and NextCard (Nasdaq: NXCD).

Larry Walton

Managing Director of Infastructure, GETCO

Larry joined GETCO in 2005 and serves as Managing Director of Infrastructure for the firm. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s trading and technology infrastructure and development.

GETCO is a global market maker in the Fixed Income, FX, Equities and Commodities asset classes. The firm’s primary business involves both buying and selling securities to provide two-sided markets on exchanges around the world. As a global market maker, GETCO plays a critical role in helping to lower the cost of capital for businesses and in reducing trading costs for investors.

Larry began his career in 1995 at Accenture in Chicago. During his tenure, Larry worked his way from technical analyst to consultant and, ultimately, to manager. In 2000, he joined Yes Trader, Inc. as director of Quality Assurance where he managed several teams responsible for release testing, version management/automated installation, operational guidelines and technical documentation. In 2001 he became director of technology for York Business Associates, LLC. He received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1995 from the University of Illinois in Champaign and earned an MBA in Strategic Management from Northwestern.

Thomas Erickson

CEO, Acquia, Inc.

Thomas has over 25 years of experience in software products and services. Most recently, he was the CEO of Systinet Corporation, a privately held software company recognized globally as a leader in providing a foundation for service oriented architectures (SOA) in Global 2000 companies. Systinet was sold to Mercury Interactive in 2006, which itself was acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP). Prior to Systinet, Thomas was the executive vice-president, international for webMethods, a Nasdaq listed company recognized as the fastest growing software company in the USA from 1998 to 2003. During the time that Thomas was at webMethods, their international business averaged 90% annual growth.

Thomas is a board director of New York and Sydney based Quickcomm Software, a leader in telecom expense management (TEM) software. Thomas earned his honors degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

John Mandile

Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

John joined Sigma in 1996. With more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, a business unit manager and investor, John uses motivation, enthusiasm, and his own technology and operational expertise to support Sigma’s portfolio companies. Throughout his career, he has held executive management positions, created new business units and departments, and sponsored new projects at some of the industry’s most successful technology companies.

Eric Schurr

Independent Board Member

Eric Schurr is a senior executive with track record of successive corporate wins. He has held key management and leadership positions in the high-tech sector and has played an instrumental role in an IPO and many successful acquisitions. Highlights include his roles as CMO and General Manager for public company that grew from $100M to $825M in five years and was acquired by IBM for $2.2B+, CMO and VP Product Management on exec team that drove a startup from $600K to $25M and IPO, and CMO for $60M SaaS company acquired for $295M in the largest 2009 tech deal on East Coast.