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About DataStax

The digital landscape is changing at a rate we could have never imagined. Today’s digitally empowered and geographically distributed customers are radically connected, hyper informed, and always on. To survive and thrive in this customer-centric, data-driven economy, enterprises need to rethink the technology infrastructure on which they are building and deploying mission-critical cloud applications and move to a modern, distributed database platform, built for hybrid cloud. In doing so, enterprises can make data the centerpiece of their organization, build real-time value at epic scale, and innovate with ease and speed.
DataStax Delivers
DataStax delivers the always-on, active everywhere distributed hybrid cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™. The foundation for personalized, real-time applications at scale, DataStax Enterprise makes it easy for enterprises to exploit hybrid and multi-cloud environments via a seamless data layer that eliminates the issues that typically come with deploying applications across multiple on-premises data centers and/or multiple public clouds.

Our product also gives businesses full data visibility, portability, and control, allowing them to retain strategic ownership of their most valuable asset in a hybrid/multi cloud world. We help many of the world’s leading brands across industries transform their businesses through an enterprise data layer that eliminates data silos and cloud vendor lock-in while powering modern, mission-critical applications. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @DataStax.
About Apache Cassandra
Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system designed to handle large amounts of data across many commodity servers, providing high availability with no single point of failure. Apache Cassandra offers robust support for clusters spanning multiple data centers, with asynchronous masterless replication allowing low latency operations for all clients. In a nutshell: Cassandra offers unprecedented speed, flexibility, and power. Evolved from work at Google, Amazon, and Facebook, Cassandra is used by leading companies such as Disney, IBM, The New York Times, Hulu, Spotify, and Twitter. Get an in-depth look at Cassandra here.
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Billy Bosworth
Chief Executive Officer
Billy joined DataStax as CEO in May 2011 and propelled the company’s growth from sub-$1M in revenue and 25 employees to more than $100 million in revenue and over 500 employees today. He championed the company’s early years as the leading contributor of code and expertise to open source Apache Cassandra. Now, he is leading the company’s enterprise expansion as the world’s premier provider of the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid cloud. Billy is on the board of directors of Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) and is an active contributor to the Forbes Technology Council. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of cloud databases, data autonomy, hybrid cloud, AI, and distributed workforces and was most recently at The Economist Innovation Summit discussing AI and data trends shaping the future of global business.

Billy’s 25+ years of tech experience span nearly every part of the database industry in roles ranging from database administrator, to book author, to senior executive. Before joining DataStax, Billy spent six years at Quest Software, where his most recent role was VP and GM of the database business unit. Under his leadership, the industry-leading Quest database business grew from supporting traditional relational databases to a portfolio that included tools for cloud, NoSQL, columnar, and Hadoop databases, as well as business intelligence offerings. Prior to Quest, Billy spent a large portion of career as a software engineer, ultimately moving into product management at Embarcadero technologies.

He holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Louisville where he was also a scholarship football player for the Cardinals.
Jonathan Ellis
As Chief Technology Officer and co-founder at DataStax, Jonathan sets the technical direction for the company. Prior to DataStax, Jonathan led Rackspace's Cassandra team and built the Cassandra community into an open source success. Previously, Jonathan built an object storage system based on Reed-Solomon encoding for data backup provider Mozy that scaled to petabytes of data and gigabits per second throughput.
Robert O’Donovan
Chief Financial Officer
Robert O’Donovan oversees the company’s finance, IT, facilities and investor relations functions. Prior to joining DataStax in February 2017, Robert was chief financial officer for Pivotal Software where he managed all facets of corporate finance and strategy. During his tenure at Pivotal, he led the transition of the company’s business model to a software subscription model, oversaw key compliance initiatives, and helped the company secure over $250MM in Series C financing. Before joining Pivotal, Robert spent over two decades at EMC Corporation where he held numerous senior positions that drove positive outcomes across both Finance and Sales. Robert is a qualified accountant with ACCA (Chartered Association of Certified Accountants) and conducted his studies at the Cork Institute of Technology.
Clint Smith
SVP of Corporate Development and General Counsel
As general counsel, Clint Smith is responsible for the company’s legal affairs, including corporate law, intellectual property strategy, commercial contracts, compliance and litigation. Smith previously has headed the legal departments at UUNET, Macromedia and TrialPay and served as general counsel at open source database provider MySQL AB where he helped lead the company through its $1B acquisition by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Clint earned his J.D., and M.A. from University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from Pomona College.
Steve Rowland
EVP and President
Steve has served as our President since 2016 and is responsible for all Go-to-Market functions. Prior to this role, he served as our Senior Vice President of Field Operations from 2015 to 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in building unstoppable teams and go-to-market strategies that result in exceptional customer experience.

Prior to DataStax, Steve served from 2012 to 2016 as Senior Vice President of Sales at Apigee, the leader in API Management, where he led the company through hyper growth and a successful IPO, and later acquisition by Google. From 2007 to 2012, he was the Vice President of Field Operations for the Americas and Asia Pacific at Blue Coat Systems, a leader in cyber and network security, which was taken private by Thoma Bravo. He served from 2006 to 2007 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Workbrain Corporation, a SaaS based workforce management solution, which was acquired by Infor Global Solutions. He held various leadership roles from 1998 to 2006 at BMC Software, where his last role was Vice President of Sales. He holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University.
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Martin Van Ryswyk
EVP of Product and Engineering
Martin is responsible for the worldwide software engineering, product development and continued advancement of our integrated enterprise big data platform. He has more than 22 years of experience managing software teams at both small startups and large corporations. During that time, he's brought products to market in a wide variety of areas such as cloud computing, application lifecycle management, database performance analysis, storage management and systems management. Before joining DataStax, he held numerous senior engineering roles, leading the development and go-to-market strategy for enterprise level technology products at Tidal Software, Luminate, EMC and most recently at Electric Cloud. Martin earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of California, Davis.
Robin Schumacher
SVP and Chief Product Officer
Robin Schumacher has spent the last 20 years working with enterprise databases and leading product management teams. Robin started and led the product management team at MySQL for three years before they were bought by Sun (the largest open source acquisition in history), and then by Oracle. He also started and led the product management team at Embarcadero Technologies, which was the #1 IPO in 2000. Robin is the author of three database performance books and frequent speaker at industry events. Robin holds BS, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from various universities.
David Waugh
SVP Market Development
David Waugh serves as SVP Market Development for DataStax. David has 30 years of technical and marketing experience. He has held various executive and management positions in marketing, product management and product development. Prior to joining DataStax, David was Chief Operating Officer at AirVM Inc. and has held executive positions at Toushay Inc., AvePoint Inc., Quest Software Inc., FastLane Technologies Inc., Hummingbird Inc., and Andyne Computing Ltd. David earned a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. He also attended graduate school, studying and teaching computer science at James Cook University.
Sven Delmas
SVP DSE Engineering
Sven is responsible for the worldwide software engineering of our integrated enterprise big data platform. He has more than 20 years of experience managing software teams at both small startups and mid-size corporations. During that time, he's brought products to market in a wide variety of areas such as application development, factory management systems, content management and distributed computation systems. Before joining DataStax, he held various senior engineering roles, leading the development for enterprise level technology products at Cimetrix, Scriptics, Interwoven and most recently at Electric Cloud. Sven earned his computer science degree from the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany.
Madan Gadde
SVP WW Customer Success
As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Success, Madan leads all global customer success functions and programs comprised of Customer Success, Services, Training and Renewals for DataStax. He has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing Services and Customer life cycle programs spanning acquisition, consumption and retention. Prior to DataStax, Madan served as VP of Professional Services, Americas at HP Software, where he transformed service business development teams into a solution selling organization. Madan was also SVP Global Services at Genesys and FIS where he developed and implemented customer value focused services. Madan earned his MBA from Andhra University and his B.A. from Andhra Loyola College.
Cate Lochead
As Chief Marketing Officer, Cate leads DataStax’s worldwide marketing efforts. Cate brings more than 20 years of experience building marketing programs for enterprise software companies. Most recently she was the SVP of Marketing for Carbon Black, where she led the corporate and product marketing teams through the company’s successful IPO, and the company’s shift from being an on-premise business to the cloud. Prior to joining Carbon Black, Cate was CMO of MariaDB, where she built the marketing function, established a new brand identity, led the go-to-market strategy, and accelerated commercial adoption. Before MariaDB, Cate led corporate and field marketing at Couchbase, and held leadership roles at Oracle. Cate graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Anthropology.
Jodi Sutton
Chief of Staff, PMO, and Global GTM Operations
As Chief of Staff and Vice President of Global Go-to-Market Operations, Jodi reports to Billy Bosworth, DataStax CEO. In this capacity, Jodi works with Billy to understand the company’s highest priority objectives and ensure they are clearly articulated and appropriately applied/translated to each executive team member’s domain. As part of her role, and to execute on the company’s strategy, Jodi leads DataStax’s global GTM operations teams, encompassing business analytics and reporting, global sales and marketing systems and processes, deal strategy, marketing operations, and the enterprise-wide Project Management Office.

Jodi is a versatile leader with a proven and consistent track record as a top-performing leader and contributor. She has a demonstrable ability to develop and scale organizations, and to lead through transformative growth periods, in publicly traded and pre-IPO companies. She has held executive positions at Alfresco, ServiceSource, and Juniper Networks. Jodi holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University as well as a juris doctor degree from the University of Utah. In October 2018, Jodi was recognized as one of the top 10 women leaders in The SaaS Report’s Top Women Leaders in SaaS of 2018. You can learn more about Jodi’s leadership style in The Software Report’s January 2019 article where she speaks to how she sees “the possible” in people.
Rich Bohne
Head of Global Sales
As Head of Global Sales, Rich is the strategic lead in all aspects of revenue generating activities. He has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry building and managing high-performance teams from small startups to large corporations.

Prior to DataStax, Rich was the Chief Revenue Officer at Seal Software, the leader in contract analytics and discovery. Rich has also held executive sales positions at Quest Software, which achieved a successful IPO in 1999 and grew revenues to over $900M during his tenure. He then served as VP of Sales for Dell and led the Americas sales teams for Dell Software Group. Rich holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Brigham Young University.
Susie Ughe
Vice President of People
With a focus on the global people strategy, Susie serves as the Vice President of People at DataStax. In her role, Susie oversees the entire organization including talent acquisition, programs, business partnerships, and operations. Her main goal is to create a positive culture where employees are engaged throughout all stages of their career at DataStax.

Susie has over 25 years of experience in high-tech. Over the last five years she has led DataStax through hyper growth. Her most recent experience prior to DataStax was leading the people team at Electric Cloud. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Santa Clara University as well as a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA.