phData Leadership team
Get to know some of the phDers making it happen for our customers.
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.
VP of Internal Engineering and Co-founder
Brock manages the technical pre-sales team at phData. 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 wife Kristine and son Max.
Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder
Mac manages the Data Engineering teams at phData. 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.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Adam manages the Managed Services teams at phData. 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.
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.
Anand manages phData’s India operations. Before joining phData, Anand was with a mid-size US-based consulting & services company where he was the principal leader behind growing their Bangalore office to 80-strong as their business grew to $100MM in yearly revenue. Anand brings deep operational experience but is also a technologist with experience in databases, data management, and big data. He spent over 10 years at Oracle working as a Database Administrator, technical manager, and a COE leader for their Engineered systems consulting services. In his free time, Anand enjoys history, reading non-fiction, and loves traveling to places with mountains and historical sites.
Chief Technology Officer, India
At phData, Balbir is responsible for technical delivery excellence and customer success across our teams in India. Previously, Balbir spent eight years working for a multinational mass media firm, leading their Technical Support and Product Infrastructure Team. He was also a Senior Technical Lead on numerous projects involved in Enterprise Search and Data Retrieval, supporting over 20 online applications across the company. Prior to that, he led partner application projects involving maintenance, enhancement, and product development at a global information technology firm. Balbir keeps busy outside of work by spending time with his family.