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MANAGEMENT TEAM

John Dillon CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

John Dillon is the Chief Executive Officer of Aerospike. John has more than 30 years of experience building high-growth technology companies, and a passion for empowering developers creating next-gen applications in the cloud. John previously held CEO roles at Engine Yard, Hyperion Solutions, Navis and Salesforce.com. Earlier in his career he was an engineer at Electronic Data Systems and held sales management roles at Oracle as the relational database management company grew from $100M to $1B.

Srini Srinivasan FOUNDER AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Product Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jim LoDestro CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

Jim LoDestro is a Silicon Valley veteran bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as Chief Revenue Officer at Aerospike. In previous roles he held worldwide sales responsibilities at Arbor Software/Hyperion, Responsys, and more recently Janrain, where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Jim received his B.A. in History from the University of Rochester, and an MBA in Finance from Babson College.

Bill Odell CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Bill Odell has spent over 25 years in the trenches launching new products, building businesses and leading high performance marketing organizations. He is passionate about helping educate customers on how to apply new technology solutions that help drive transformative business outcomes. Bill has held executive positions at Cisco, Dell Software and SonicWall as well as multiple category-creating growth stage B2B technology companies.

Lenley Hensarling CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Lenley Hensarling is the Chief Strategy Officer of Aerospike. Lenley has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, product management, and operational management at both startups and large successful software companies. Lenley previously held executive positions at Novell, Enterworks, JD Edwards, EnterpriseDB, and Oracle. He has extensive experience in delivering value to customers and shareholders in both enterprise applications and infrastructure software. Lenley believes that business is now happening in real-time and that the right infrastructure for serving data to new real-time applications is a rapidly accelerating requirement for businesses to succeed.

Alan Cyron CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Alan Cyron is the Chief Financial Officer for Aerospike. Alan has over 25 years experience as CFO for various private and public companies including Engine Yard, Navis, Axis Systems, MobileAria and Paragon Trade Brands. Prior to becoming a CFO, he was a Managing Director in the corporate finance group at a predecessor of JPMorgan Chase advising public and private companies. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member of U.S. Bank and Board Member of Salutron.

Andy Gooding VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Andy Gooding currently serves as Vice President of Engineering at Aerospike where he previously held the role of Chief Architect, joining the company in 2011. At Aerospike, Andy has led our team of engineers to build industry leading performance, flash optimization and strong consistency Prior to Aerospike, he worked on embedded systems for a decade at Liberate, Core Mobility, Samsung, and Droplet Technologies where he worked on the Apple Graphing Calculator, Sprint’s Push to Talk and Mobile Sync Solution. He spent his early career as Theoretical Physicist at Los Alamos National Lab, UCSD, and Princeton. Andy has a B.S. in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical/Particle Physics Physics and Cosmology from Princeton University.

Sunil Sayyaparaju VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Sunil Sayyaparaju is Vice President of Engineering at Aerospike and heads the company’s Bangalore Engineering team. He joined the company in 2011 and spearheaded the design and development of Aerospike’s Cross-Datacenter Replication (XDR) feature. In addition, he frequently provides guidance to customers on their data modeling and end-to-end solution architecture designs. He has over 10 years experience working on different databases including NoSQL, SQL (Sybase) and RDBMSs. Sunil has deep expertise in single machine (monolithic), in-memory, distributed shared-disk, and distributed shared-nothing architectures with emphasis on replication, transaction management, storage, and performance tuning. Sunil holds a B.Tech from Andhra University and an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Meher Tendjoukian VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS

As Vice President of Operations at Aerospike, Meher Tendjoukian heads global operations and manages teams spanning three continents providing 24 x 7 x 365 support. Prior to Aerospike, he was Sr. Director of Engineering at Yahoo! heading the engineering efforts for key mobile products at Yahoo! including mobile mail where its user base grew from a few million to over 50 million. In addition, Meher served as Software Engineer / Team Lead at Liberate Technologies leading the efforts of installing and supporting Liberate’s server suite at several European digital TV deployments. Meher graduated from “SUPAERO”, a world leader in aerospace engineering higher education (now ISAE-SUPAERO) in Toulouse, France.

BOARD

John Dillon CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

John Dillon is the Chief Executive Officer of Aerospike. John has more than 30 years of experience building high-growth technology companies, and a passion for empowering developers creating next-gen applications in the cloud. John previously held CEO roles at Engine Yard, Hyperion Solutions, Navis and Salesforce.com. Earlier in his career he was an engineer at Electronic Data Systems and held sales management roles at Oracle as the relational database management company grew from $100M to $1B.

Srini Srinivasan FOUNDER AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Srini V Srinivasan is a Founder and Chief Product Officer at Aerospike. When it comes to databases, Srini Srinivasan is one of the recognized pioneers of Silicon Valley. He has two decades of experience designing, developing and operating high scale infrastructures. He also has over a dozen patents in database, web, mobile and distributed systems technologies. Srini co-founded Aerospike to solve the scaling problems he experienced with Oracle databases while he was Senior Director of Engineering at Yahoo. Srini has a B.Tech, Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tim Connor OPERATING PARTNER, NEWVIEW CAPITAL

Tim Connor has 35 years experience working with high growth, technology driven companies. I’ve been on all sides of the entrepreneurial ecosystem as a venture capital investor, investment banker and operating executive with private and public companies.

GILMAN LOUIE PARTNER, ALSOP LOUIE PARTNERS

Gilman Louie is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focused on helping entrepreneurs start companies. He is also the founder and first CEO of In-Q-Tel, a private nonprofit venture capital firm that invests in private companies on behalf of a wide range of United States intelligence agencies. Before founding In-Q-Tel, he ran a publicly traded company called Spectrum HoloByte which ultimately was acquired by Hasbro Corporation, where he served as chief creative officer of Hasbro Interactive and general manager of the Games.com. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Markle Foundation and is chairman of the board of the Federation of American Scientists. Gilman is also an advisor to the US intelligence community.

Dain DeGroff PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDING PARTNER, TRIANGLE PEAK PARTNERS

Dain F. DeGroff is a co-founding partner of Triangle Peak Partners, LP and serves as President. He has significant experience working with private and public companies, providing strategic, process, and financing solutions. Prior to Triangle Peak, he served as a Managing Director with Fort Mason Capital, where he conducted private, direct investments in private and public companies, focusing on the Technology, Alternative Energy, and Energy sectors.

Prior to Fort Mason, Dain was an investment banker at both Hambrecht & Quist and JP Morgan, where he executed numerous M&A, debt and equity transactions in the technology sector and also led both firms’ global efforts in mobile and wireless technologies. Prior to his banking experience, he was a consultant for Accenture Consulting in its Technology practice. Before entering the workforce, Dain completed the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Engineering program and served as a U.S. Navy Submarine officer on a fast-attack submarine.

He serves as a board member for Bugcrowd and Stitch Labs and as a board observer for ACME Technologies, AlphaSense, Guardian Analytics, PCH International, Sojern, SnapLogic and TakeLessons.

He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dain serves as a Committee Member on the Stanford University DAPER (Athletics Department) Investment Fund.

KITTU KOLLURI FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, NEOTRIBE VENTURES

Kittu Kolluri joined NEA in 2006 as a General Partner, he focuses on information technology and energy technology investments. Kittu serves on several boards for NEA portfolio companies. Prior to NEA, Kittu was Executive VP and GM for the Security Products Group at Juniper Networks, after NetScreen’s acquisition by Juniper in 2004. Kittu served briefly as GM of NetScreen’s Secure Access Products after NetScreen’s acquisition of Neoteris in 2003. Kittu was President and CEO of Neoteris, the leader of SSL-based Application Security Gateway market, where his leadership resulted in multiple corporate and product milestones. Kittu co-founded Healtheon/WebMD, and initially managed engineering before moving through key operational and general management roles, and eventually Senior VP and GM of Provider Services. Previously, Kittu worked at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) managing developer products and later high profile Interactive TV projects. Kittu earned a B.Tech. (M.E.) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. in Operations Research from SUNY, Buffalo, NY.

MANISH GOEL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, HP STORAGE

Manish Goel is the senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Storage organization, where he’s responsible for driving innovation in and growing the overall profitability of the multibillion dollar business.

Prior to joining HP, Goel served as the Chief Executive Officer at Guavus, a software firm providing Big Data analytics services to large-scale telecommunications companies. Goel’s almost 30 years of experience spans a broad range of industries and roles, including corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business development, engineering development and management, sales and product strategy as well as particular expertise in the software and networking sectors.

Before acting as CEO at Guavus, Goel spent 12 years at the storage and data management firm NetApp, most recently holding the title of Executive Vice President of Product Operations. In that position, he was responsible for all product and technology strategy, development and delivery, with an operating budget of more than US $1 billion. His previous positions with NetApp include Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software and Vice President Enterprise Accounts.

Goel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Goel, an avid golfer and a fluent Hindi speaker, sits on the board of Aerospike, Inc., and resides in the Bay Area.

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ADVISORS

BRIAN BULKOWSKI FOUNDER AND ADVISOR

Brian Bulkowski is a founder of Aerospike, networking whiz, innovator and high performance expert. ‘My family has a long and varied history in science and tech, so I wound up programming in the ’80s, and creating real world products in high school. Computers are an easy way to start creating – what we now call “maker culture”. My first taste of networking was in mid ’80s using the PLATO network, I knew there was a whole world out there waiting – I’ve enthusiastically supported the Internet and its scale through my entire career.’

Brian became a Lead Engineer at Novell, and then Chief Architect of Cable Solutions at Liberate – where he built a high-performance, embedded networking stack, as well as the high scale broadcast server infrastructure. As Director of Performance at Aggregate Knowledge, Brian had direct experience with the scaling limitations of sharded MySQL systems. ‘It wasn’t hard to see that there was a huge need for a new distributed database, because businesses were failing using poorly maintained MySQL systems. That led to the idea for Citrusleaf – which then became Aerospike.’

As Founder and Advisor, Brian continues to help Aerospike think through industry, hardware optimizations, and emerging uses cases.

MARIE-ANNE NEIMAT CO-FOUNDER, ORACLE TIMES TEN

Marie-Anne Neimat joined The Angels’ Forum as an Investor-in-Residence after retiring from Oracle Corporation. Her last position was Vice President of Development for three database products: Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley Database, and Oracle NoSQL Database.

She was also co-founder, Vice President of Engineering, and Board Member of TimesTen Inc., which was acquired by Oracle in 2005.

Prior to starting her own company she had been at HP Labs and managed several research projects including an object-oriented database (IRIS, which later became the OpenODB product), an extensible database, and an in-memory database.

Marie-Anne was awarded her PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and has a BSC in Mathematics from Stanford University. She holds several patents, is a popular technical conference presenter, and the author of many publications in refereed conferences and journals.

DON HADERLE FATHER OF DB2

Don Haderle served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Information Management segment of IBM for 14 years. He joined IBM in 1968 as a Software Developer, and eventually rose to lead the technical team that created IBM’s premier relational database management system, DB2, from 1970 to 1990. From 1968 to 2005, Don Haderle served in Research & Development at IBM Corp. He retired from IBM in 2005. Don Haderle is known as the “Father of DB2.” He was appointed IBM Fellow in 1989, appointed Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) Fellow in 2000 in recognition of his impact on database technology, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the management of high-performance relational databases and leadership in founding the relational database management industry. Don Haderle serves on the Technical Advisory Board at Boardwalktech and Palamida, and advises LTS Commerce. He has also served as a Member of the Technical Advisory Board at Vertica Systems, Inc., Interlace Systems Inc., Ants Software Inc., and newScale Inc. He secured more than 50 patents and disclosures across all areas of database management, and led the efforts to create and deploy the technology in the market. He consults with VCs, startups, and a few mature businesses. Don Haderle is a pioneer of relational database and information management technology. Don is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1967.

ROGER SIPPL INFORMIX FOUNDER AND SILICON VALLEY PIONEER

Roger J. Sippl serves as a Partner at Sippl Investments, LLC. He also serves as the Founding Partner at Sippl Macdonald Ventures. Roger Sippl founded Elastic Intelligence, Inc. and serves as its Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Lead Architect. He joined Sippl Macdonald Ventures in August 1995. Previously, from March 1998 to July 1998, Roger Sippl was the Chief Technology Officer at Borland International Inc. He serves as a Director at Filtini. He was the Founder Chairman and Director of Visigenic Software Inc. and served as the Chief Executive Officer from February 1993 until March 1998. Roger Sippl was also the Co-Founder and Chairman at The Vantive Corporation. He served as the Chairman from December 1996 to 1998. Earlier, Roger Sippl was also the Founder and Chairman at Informix Corp. in 1980 and served as the President. He served as the Chairman from 1989 to 1993. He was also the Chief Executive Officer at Informix Corp. from 1980 to 1989. He was an early individual investor in Illustra Information Technologies and Red Pepper Software. Roger Sippl founded Above All Software, Inc. where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Allocade, Inc. He serves on the Boards of HAHT Commerce since April 2000; Interwoven, Inc.; Support.com; Demand Reports ; Filtini; Sensitini; Fountain Valley School of Colorado Springs; Informix; Vantive; and WaveMaker Software, Inc. and attends board meetings of other portfolio companies. He has been a Director of SolarWinds, Inc. since March 23, 2010. He also serves as a Director of Sensitini. Roger Sippl served as a Director at SupportSoft. He has also been the Chairman of the Stanford Cancer Council. Roger Sippl was the representative of the software industry on the X/OPEN board of directors, and was a founding board member of /usr/group and the Uniform Unix trade association in the 1980’s. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and studied Biochemistry, Immunology and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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