About DataStax

The world is changing at a rate we could never have 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, businesses 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. In doing so, businesses are able to make data the centerpiece of their organization, build real-time value at epic scale and transform into an Internet giant.
DataStax Delivers
It starts with a human desire, and when a universe of technology, devices and data aligns, it ends in a moment of fulfillment and insight. Billions of these moments occur each second around the globe. They are moments that can define an era, launch an innovation, and forever alter for the better how we relate to our environment. DataStax is the power behind the moment. Built on the unique architecture of Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise is the always-on data platform and has been battle-tested for the world’s most innovative, global applications.
With more than 500 customers in over 50 countries, DataStax provides data management to the world’s most innovative companies, such as Netflix, Safeway, ING, Adobe, Intuit and eBay. Based in Santa Clara, Calif., DataStax is backed by industry-leading investors including Comcast Ventures, Crosslink Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital, Premji Invest and Scale Venture Partners. For more information, visit DataStax.com/customers or follow us on @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. Evolved from work at Google, Amazon and Facebook, Apache Cassandra is used by leading companies such as Disney, IBM, New York Times, Hulu, Spotify and Twitter.

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Billy Bosworth
Chief Executive Officer
Billy is responsible for the strategy, growth, and day-to-day operations of DataStax. He has 20 years of experience in the database industry in roles ranging from DBA to senior executive. Prior to DataStax, Billy spent 6 years at Quest Software, a provider of systems management 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 now includes tools for cloud, NoSQL, columnar, and Hadoop databases, as well as business intelligence offerings. Prior to Quest, Billy led product teams for Embarcadero Technologies' database productivity solutions. He serves as a director of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA). Billy holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Louisville.
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 is responsible for leading worldwide field operations at DataStax. He has more than 20 years of experience building high performance teams and strong go-to-market strategies that result in exceptional customer experience. Prior to DataStax, Steve was Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at Apigee where he led the company through hyper growth and a successful IPO.

Prior to Apigee, he was Vice President of Field Operations for the Americas and Asia Pacific geographies at Blue Coat Systems and also served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Workbrain Corporation, which was sold to Infor Global Solutions. He also spent eight years at BMC Software, where his last role was Vice President of Sales for a $320m Global Division. Steve also held sales management positions at Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation.
Karl Van den Bergh
As Chief Marketing Office, Karl Van den Bergh is responsible for executing the company’s cloud applications strategy. Van den Bergh joins DataStax from TIBCO and is an industry veteran with a history of building high-performance teams, products and businesses. As general manager for the TIBCO Analytics cloud business, Van den Bergh was responsible for all product and go-to-market execution that resulted in building the business into the top-selling analytics cloud service on the Amazon Web Services Marketplace. Van den Bergh was also general manager for cloud and senior vice president of products at Jaspersoft, which was acquired by TIBCO in 2014. Van den Bergh has a history of successful roles, both strategic and operational, in early-stage startups such as Kickfire where he ran marketing and alliances, as well as billion-dollar tech companies like Business Objects where he held progressively senior positions including running the corporate strategy board and acting as general manager for the Information-On-Demand cloud business. Van den Bergh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Trinity College in Dublin and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Imperial College in London and is fluent in three languages.
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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.
Deirdre Toner
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Deirdre leads all global sales efforts for DataStax. She is responsible for and oversees the company’s Sales and Solutions organizations focused on serving enterprise, commercial, and public sector customers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Deirdre has more than 25 years as a software and SaaS executive in enterprise markets ranging from applications to analytics. She has a strong track record of ensuring her sales teams are strategically aligned with marketing, partners, customer success, product and engineering, and every other group required to deliver growth.

Prior to DataStax, Deirdre was SVP of Worldwide Sales at ClearStory Data. She has also held senior sales leadership positions at SAP, Business Objects, and AsterData (Teradata).

Deirdre holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree.
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.
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