Dremio Shortens the Distance to Data

We started Dremio to shatter a 30-year paradigm that holds virtually every company back. Removing barriers, accelerating time to insight, putting control in the hands of the user. Dremio’s leading the way to reimagine your data architecture.

Dremio is the open and easy data lakehouse, providing self-service SQL analytics, data warehouse performance and functionality, and data lake flexibility across all of your data. Hundreds of organizations, including 3 of the Fortune 5, use Dremio to deliver mission-critical BI on the data lake. As the original creator of Apache Arrow, Dremio is on a mission to reinvent SQL for data lakes and meet customers where they are in their cloud journey. Dremio was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.


Sendur Sellakumar
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Sendur has been in the technology industry for the last 25 years. Sendur’s experience focuses on enterprise software and cloud services. He began his career in technology as a software developer and grew to running Splunk’s $1Bn+ Cloud business.  He grew and led successful teams at Morgan Stanley, Splunk, and ServiceTitan. Sendur holds a BS in Computer Science from UC San Diego and an MBA in Finance from Cornell.

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Tomer Shiran
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Tomer Shiran served as Dremio’s CEO for the first 4.5 years, overseeing the development of the company’s core technology and growing the team to 100 employees. Previously, he was the fourth employee and VP Product of MapR, a Big Data analytics pioneer. Tomer held numerous product management and engineering roles at IBM Research and Microsoft. He is the founder of two websites that have served millions of users and 100K+ paying customers. He holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Computer Science from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and is the author of numerous U.S. patents.

Colleen Blake
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With more than 20 years in leadership roles at enterprise technology companies, Colleen Blake brings a range of diverse experiences in HR, IT, Marketing and Services. In her first year at Dremio, Colleen helped grow the company’s headcount 150% and expand its team across 9 countries as CHRO. Before Dremio, She held senior leadership positions at GuideSpark, ServiceRocket, and Brocade Communications. Colleen is a recipient of the Silicon Valley Women of Influence Award and was recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award for the D&I efforts she led while at Brocade. Colleen holds a B.Sc. in Marketing and Communications from Santa Clara University and hosts a weekly podcast on work+life integration.

Read Maloney
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Read is a cloud, data, and AI marketing executive, with a history of building and leading high-growth marketing teams at AWS, Oracle, and H2O.ai. Most recently at H2O.ai, he served as the SVP of Marketing, leading all elements of marketing for the late-stage startup. Prior to working in the technology industry, Read was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours of duty as a Platoon Commander in Iraq. Read holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Jeff McAllister
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With a distinguished career spanning enterprise software sales, Jeff McAllister brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Dremio. Having scaled over half a dozen companies to successful outcomes, his track record of success sets the stage for the next chapter of the company’s growth. Jeff’s journey in the world of enterprise software began with Atria Software, where he served as an early employee and was part of its sales leadership team when the company went public and was later acquired by Rational Software. This invaluable experience shaped his future career in leadership and successful startup ventures.

Rahim Bhojani
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SVP of Engineering

Rahim Bhojani has spent the past 20+ years as a technologist focused on data infrastructure and self-service analytics. He brings an incredible drive for execution and a passion for building scalable services and teams that add customer value. Prior to Dremio, Rahim spent 8 years at Tableau, witnessing the growth of the self-service analytics industry. He worked on the core Tableau platform, building out data federation capabilities as well serving as engineering leader on Tableau Prep (v1 launch) and Governance (incubation to launch) products. Rahim also spent 8 years at Microsoft where he worked on scale, performance, and disaster recovery of the Azure Web Platform and the .Net Compiler teams. Rahim holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Northern British Columbia.

James Rowland-Jones
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VP, Product Management

James Rowland-Jones (JRJ) is a seasoned product executive and author with over twenty-five years industry experience in data, analytics, and AI. He has held key leadership positions at both Microsoft and Confluent, driving product vision, strategy and execution for products such as SQL Server, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Confluent Cloud for Apache Flink. From his early career roles to his current position, JRJ has consistently demonstrated his ability to identify under-served needs and emerging trends, enabling him to build unique value to benefit the users he serves.

Eric Winkler
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Business Strategy & Operations Director

Eric Winkler has spent the last 8 years as an operations and GTM leader, with broad experience in business transformation in Enterprise and SaaS B2B services. He began his career in technology as a project manager and now serves as member of Dremio’s Executive Team as Business Strategy and Operations Director. Before Dremio, he worked previously at Splunk and Service Titan, where at both companies he drove business change in the organization. At Splunk he led several projects to convert their business to Cloud and at Service Titan he drove GTM initiatives that dramatically grew into a new market. Eric holds a BS in Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Board of Directors

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Barry Eggers
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A founding partner at Lightspeed, Barry is a Silicon Valley pioneer. He attended undergrad at UCLA, and earned an MBA at Stanford. Initially he worked in M&A at Cisco Systems, and later joined Weiss, Peck & Greer as a partner. In 1999, Barry founded Lightspeed with Christopher Schaepe, Ravi Mhatre, and Peter Nieh. Barry specializes in information technology infrastructure with a focus on analytic platforms, cloud, IoT, networking, and emerging infrastructure. He has fostered strong relationships throughout the valley, which are just as important as big ideas when building great companies. He focuses on providing leverage to entrepreneurs rather than creating overhead. Barry currently serves as Chair of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Board of Directors.

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Robin Matlock
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Robin is an independent board director and advisor with a proven track record as a successful go-to-market executive. She currently is an independent director on the boards of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), Cohesity, Dremio, People.ai, and non-profit George Mark Children’s House. Robin also serves in an advisory capacity to several early-stage private companies. Prior to retiring from full-time work in 2020, she was CMO of VMware (NYSE: VMW). Robin has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise software and services sector, creating new markets, optimizing product/market fit and building modern, scalable GTM models to accelerate growth and drive transformation. Her domain expertise includes enterprise software, cloud services and security for all stages of company maturity, from venture-backed startups to Fortune businesses.

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Anders Ranum
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Anders has been investing at Sapphire Ventures since 2012. Currently, he is a board director or observer at Alation, Dremio, Exabeam, Feedzai, InfluxData and JupiterOne. He led the firm’s investment in Kong, and worked on investments in Contentful and StackHawk. Anders is interested in next-generation enterprise infrastructure, data management, and cyber security solutions, as well as the intersection of autonomy, robotics, and disruptive technologies. Previous investments at Sapphire include: Auth0 (acquired by Okta), Cyphort (acquired by Juniper), Iron.io (acquired by Xenon Ventures), Portworx (acquired by Pure Storage, JFrog (FROG), and Sumo Logic (SUMO).

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Rama Sekhar
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Rama focuses on early to late-stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure including cloud, AI/ML, DevOps, cybersecurity, and networking. Rama’s current investments include Bitglass, ClearDATA, DataRobot, Dremio, Fungible, Harness, InfluxData, and Productiv. Before joining Norwest in 2009, Rama was with Comcast Ventures, where he focused on investment opportunities in the enterprise and infrastructure sectors. Rama began his career as a sales engineer at Cisco Systems, and became a product manager for the GSR 12000 Series and CRS-1 routers. Rama holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in finance and entrepreneurial management and a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering, with high honors, from Rutgers University.

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Tomasz Tunguz
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Tomasz is managing director at Redpoint where he works with several companies across data including Dremio, Looker, Monte Carlo, Hex, and Transform. Tomasz worked at Google and Appian, and graduated from Dartmouth College. He wrote Winning with Data, a book on how data transforms organizations’ cultures.

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Teddie Wardi
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Since joining Insight in 2017, Teddie has focused on high-growth software and internet companies. He works with several Insight portfolio companies and helps lead new investments across both Enterprise and SMB software. Prior, Teddie was a Partner at Atomico, one of the largest European venture funds based in London. He sourced and led multiple growth investments in SaaS companies, being active at both the board and company level supporting rapid growth and international expansion. He also worked at Dawn Capital, a SaaS focused early stage fund, where he sourced and led investments in Automile and Showpad among others. Teddie was the co-founder and CTO of Nervogrid (acquired by ALSO). Teddie holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. from Aalto University in Helsinki, where he focused on Finance and Computer Science.


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