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MANAGEMENT TEAM

John Dillon CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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John Dillon CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Larry Lenhart PARTNER, NEWVIEW CAPITAL

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Larry Lenhart is a partner of NewView Capital. Prior to NewView Capital, as a CEO, Larry led multiple companies to successful exits, including five acquisitions and one IPO. Prior to his CEO experience, Larry was a Partner and Kearney Consulting.

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ADVISORS

MARIE-ANNE NEIMAT CO-FOUNDER, ORACLE TIMES TEN

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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

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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

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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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