CEO & Cofounder
Sridhar Chandrashekar was the founder, GM, and VP for the IT Operations Management (ITOM) Business at ServiceNow, leading it to become their second largest business in 3 years, filing 38 patents. Before this, as VP of Engineering, drove Zero Touch Automation across the Cloud Infrastructure of 16 data centers on five continents. Before ServiceNow, Sri was at Microsoft for 18 years, most recently as Sr. Director of Engineering, focused on Cloud Infrastructure for Office 365 among others. His teams have shipped over 15 successful products and services.
Co-founder & Engineering
Jake Varghese is a technology leader with expertise in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Development for SaaS products, and Business Dev. As Senior Director of Engineering for IT Operations Management Unit at ServiceNow, he led Discovery, Orchestration, and Workflow products. As Engineering Director, drove Zero Touch Automation across their Cloud Infrastructure worldwide. Previously, he was at Microsoft for 13 years as Group Product Manager and Engineering Manager, in Services, Mobile, Operating Systems, Productivity, Collaboration and Search.
Co-founder & Product
Mohan Thimmappa is a leader with expertise in driving and delivering Cloud Infrastructure Automation and solutions for large-scale and mission-critical applications. Most recently, as Sr. Director of Customer Success at ServiceNow, he led IT Operations Management product deployments, adoption, and customer success, and previously developed ServiceNow Zero Touch Automation. He was at Microsoft for 5 years as program manager of Cloud Infrastructure for Office 365. Before that he held several key roles in Aditi Technologies.
Brian Hilgendorf most recently was co-founder and CFO at Jobaline, and interim CEO and board member at the Microsoft Alumni Network. As a venture partner at Voyager Capital, he turned Vendaria Media, Inc., Validar, Inc., Cybergolf and others, into profitable ventures. He advised and seed-funded Onvia, Inc., raising $70M and going public on NASDAQ in 2000. He founded Luminous Corp in 1996, a spin-off of Adobe Systems Corporation, which Imation Corporation (IMN) acquired in 1997. He had senior roles at Aldus (acquired by Adobe), Ernst & Young, and Frost & Tallman.
Davide Massarenti is an experienced tech architect with 18 years of experience on distributed systems, high-performance systems, configuration management databases, large-scale scheduling systems, and runtimes/compilers. He was the Senior Director and Architect of CMDB-centric Service Lifecycle Management at ServiceNow. He was a Software Architect at Microsoft for several years, a key member of the MIDORI, CLR, SPOT, PC Health and VOX Groups. Davide holds six issued patents in diverse areas related to garbage collection, frame protocols and scheduling systems, signature serialization and abstracted code execution.
Anna Clausen is an experienced Marketer and Storyteller. Previously, she worked with the marketing and sales team at a green building startup, SolTerra, where she executed on social media, lead generation and management, and thought leadership strategy and execution. Before SolTerra, she wrote for Inlander, the Inland Northwest’s alt-weekly magazine. She holds a B.A. from Gonzaga University in English Writing, with minors in Journalism and Psychology.
Director of Engineering
Jay Mojnidar has been architecting and developing software applications for 20 years. He led the development of Android VOIP applications at Taqua. Previously, as Director of Mobile Applications at Looxcie, he was part of the core team that developed wearable video camcorder and video sharing technology — one of 2010’s top 50 innovations of the year from Time magazine, and one of the top 100 innovations by Popular Science. Before Looxcie, Jay led development efforts at Motorola, Good Technology, and Oracle. Jay has a Masters in Computer Science.
Software Design Engineer
Priya Bathija is a software engineer with 13 years of experience designing and implementing inter-networking protocol software. She held senior tech development roles at Redback-Ericsson, Cisco, Veritas (Symantec), Routerware (Windriver Systems) and Hughes Research Labs developing software in the areas of L2/L3 Switching, Gigabit Ethernet, Distributed Systems, Wide Area Networking protocols like AToM, L2VPN, and ATM. She holds an M.S. from the University of Southern California and a B.E. from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune.
Tom Keeven is a Managing Director at AKF Partners and an IT and Technology executive. Tom was VP of Infrastructure, VP of Operations and VP of Architecture at eBay. He oversaw technical operations globally. He helped grow their infrastructure to achieve world-class availability and scalability, and was a member of eBay’s Extended Executive Staff. He held executive leadership at Gateway and Whirlpool. Tom served on the technical advisory boards of Salesforce.com, Rearden Commerce, LiveOps, Goldmail, Tiversa, and Bix.com.
Joel Rosenberger is Managing Director & Cloud CTO at Slalom Consulting. He has 30 years of experience in Cloud computing, SEA, LAMP and Microsoft Tech, aligning technology with business needs. He held executive positions at 2nd Watch, Kantar/Lightspeed, GMI, Amazon, Microsoft, and founded several start-up companies. He serves as board advisor for eMedicalc, Krystallize, Jobaline, and Veristone Capital. Joel holds patents for network bandwidth estimation, tech profiling devices associated with wireless networking, mainframe integration, and social networking.