The Executive Team

Ryan Bosshart - Chief Executive Officer

Ryan manages all customer-facing activities at phData. He was previously a Cloudera Principal Systems Engineer. Ryan was one of the first Clouderans in the upper-Midwest and helped to win several of Cloudera’s landmark customers in the region. He is the co-author of the O’Reilly “Getting Started with Kudu” screencast and book. In his free time, Ryan enjoys skiing, learning about nutrition, and traveling.


Brock Noland - Chief Architect and Co-Founder

Brock developed deep Big Data experience while working at Cloudera. There, he co-founded and became Vice President of several Apache open source projects that are fundamental to the Big Data ecosystem. Brock is the creator of Apache Sentry, co-author of the O’Reilly book “Getting Started with Kudu,” committer and PMC member on Apache Hive, Impala, Parquet, Flume, Crunch, and mentor to Apache Livy and Apache Spot. In his free time, Brock enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with his friends and family.


Mac Noland - Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder

Mac has spent 20+ years working in the Twin Cities software industry, working in a number of roles from helpdesk, to engineer, to architect, and ultimately the co-founder and Chief Data Officer for phData. He is also an author, speaker, Apache contributor, and committer for a number of open source technologies. In his spare time, Mac spends his time reading, golfing, coaching, and spending time with his wife and sons.


Adam Fokken - Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

In previous roles, Adam has led company strategies on Big Data and Cloud technologies. Adam is an active member of the technology community, demonstrating leadership through public speaking and running local meetups. Adam is passionate about technology and the strategy required to deliver and operate production platforms. Adam keeps busy outside of work by spending time with his family and coaching youth wrestling.


Mike Cleveland - Chief Operating Officer

Mike manages all of the business operations for phData including finance, accounting, recruiting, HR and legal. Outside of work, Mike enjoys CrossFit, climbing mountains in Colorado, traveling, and spending time with his family. Before phData, Mike developed his passion for process excellence, systems, and business operations through 7 years in various consulting roles at IBM Global Business services and 4 years as the Director of Strategy and Business Transformation at a mid-size technology consulting corporation.