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Experienced. Innovative. Collaborative.

Splice Machine features a veteran team that has been successful at every level of the software landscape. From successful startups to major software firms, our team has built, managed and supported solutions that have transformed the way businesses operate.

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Monte Zweben
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Monte Zweben
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Monte Zweben is the CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine. A technology industry veteran, Monte’s early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the deputy chief of the artificial intelligence branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte then founded and was the chairman and CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company, which later merged with PeopleSoft, where he was VP and general manager, Manufacturing Business Unit. Then, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software – the leader in e-commerce and omni-channel marketing. Monte is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings. He was Chairman of Rocket Fuel Inc. and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.

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Gene Davis
Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management

Gene Davis
Co-Founder and Vice President of Product Management

Gene brings more than 20 years of application software development experience to his role as Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Splice Machine, Gene ran Product Development for Clio Music, SeeSaw Networks, Blue Martini Software, Fogbreak Software, and TeaLeaf Technology; and was Vice President of Engineering at PeopleSoft. Gene was an original architect of Red Pepper’s Advanced Planning System. Prior to Red Pepper, he worked for NASA, where he was a recipient of the Manned Flight Space Award and co-recipient of the Space Act Award. Gene holds a B.A. in Music and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

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Daniel Gomez Ferro
Chief Architect

Daniel Gomez Ferro
Chief Architect

Daniel is the Chief Architect at Splice Machine. He has been working on Distributed Systems for the last decade, at first on HPC and then on Hadoop. Prior to joining Splice Machine, Daniel was a Research Engineer at Yahoo! Labs, where he contributed to the design and drove the implementation of Omid, one of the first transactional solutions for HBase that inspired in one way or another most of the current SQL-on-Hadoop projects. Daniel obtained his Master's degree in Computer Science from A Coruña University in Spain.

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Eran Pilovsky
Chief Financial Officer

Eran Pilovsky
Chief Financial Officer

Eran brings over 25 years of financial management experience to Splice Machine. Since 2008, Eran has been the CFO of companies in the SaaS, digital media, and cloud/internet services spaces including Grand Junction, Metacafe and SugarSync. From 2000 until 2008, Eran held senior executive positions with private and public companies in the communications and enterprise software industries including Roamware, Aperto Networks, Blue Martini Software, and Vyyo. Until 2000, Eran was a Partner with Ernst & Young. Eran is a cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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David Yehle
Vice President, Global Sales

David Yehle
Vice President, Global Sales

David brings over 20 years of sales leadership and management to Splice Machine in his role as Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to joining Splice Machine, David helped move various stage companies forward from early and mid-stage growth, all the way through acquisition or IPO, including companies such as Hitachi Vantara, Pentaho, Quantifind, Zuora, Vitria and Parametric Technology. Most recently at Hitachi Vantara, David served as Vice President, Big Data Integration and Analytics for The Americas, and helped oversee the company’s transition from a storage company to an outcome-based, data-driven company. He holds a B.S. degree in management from Rutgers University.

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Krishnan Parasuraman
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Krishnan Parasuraman
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Krishnan brings over 18 years of enterprise software experience, spanning diverse roles in R&D, engineering, product management, consulting, sales and business development, to Splice Machine. Before joining Splice Machine, Krishnan worked at IBM in sales leadership positions and was responsible for driving revenue growth of IBM’s Big Data platform across a global portfolio of clients. Prior to IBM, he was the CTO of Digital Media at Netezza, leading its technology strategy and go-to-market plans for High-Tech and Digital Marketing business units. In this role, he worked very closely with some of the largest marketing service providers and digital ad networks. Prior to Netezza, he the ran the Information Management practice for Infosys Technologies and consulted on large-scale data warehousing, analytics and big data projects for Apple, Microsoft, Motorola and numerous other fortune 500 clients. He speaks regularly at industry events, writes for trade publications and is the author of the book, Harness the Power of Big Data. He holds an M.S. degree in computer science from the University of Georgia.

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Syed Mahmood
Vice President, Product Marketing

Syed Mahmood
Vice President, Product Marketing

Syed leads product marketing and brings over 15 years of enterprise software product marketing experience to Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Syed was in charge of product marketing for data science, security, and governance at Hortonworks where he launched a next-generation hybrid platform. Prior to Hortonworks, Syed led product marketing for Tibco's data visualization solution. Additionally, Syed has held a number of product management and marketing roles at Oracle. Syed received his master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Davis.

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Ilan Gendellman
Vice President, Customer Success

Ilan Gendellman
Vice President, Customer Success

Ilan leads Customer Success and brings over 23 years of experience in building, growing and scaling world class Professional Services and Customer Success organizations to Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Ilan led the East Coast Professional Services organizations at Hortonworks and Cloudera. Prior to Hortonworks, Ilan was the CTO for Amdocs’ Advertising and Media business, and led HP’s content management Professional Services in the Americas and EMEA. Ilan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a master's degree in Information Systems from Tel Aviv University.

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Luis Fortun
Vice President, Alliances

Luis Fortun
Vice President, Alliances

Luis Fortun is the Vice President of Alliances for Splice Machine. He has more than 20 years of experience in business development, corporate enterprise sales and alliance management. Prior to joining Splice Machine, he served as the Director of Partnerships for data management company Stibo Systems, where he was responsible for driving license revenue and creating partner ecosystems for implementation and solution support. Additionally, Luis has held prominent alliance and partnership roles with MetricStream, MicroStrategy and Scantron Service Group. When he’s not traveling on behalf of Splice Machine, Luis works from his home base of Omaha, Nebraska.

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Sara Schrage
Vice President, People Operations

Sara Schrage
Vice President, People Operations

Sara leads people operations at Splice Machine. Prior to Splice Machine, Sara led people operations at companies including PowerReviews/ Bazaarvoice, Mode Media fka Glam Media, Samsung, and ran HR consulting firm, Search Solutions Group. Sara received her undergraduate degree from Miami University, completed Cornell University’s Human Resource Executive program, and is SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA and SPHR certified.

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