Leadership

Leadership at MemSQL

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Nikita Shamgunov co-founded our company and serves as co-CEO, having previously served as founding CTO. Nikita formerly worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook and served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server. Nikita holds a PhD in computer science from the National Research University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has been a world medalist in ACM programming contests and has been awarded several patents.
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Raj Verma

Raj Verma

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Raj Verma is co-CEO at MemSQL. He brings more than 25 years of global experience in enterprise software and operating at scale. Raj was instrumental in the growth of TIBCO software to over $1 billion in revenue, serving as CMO, EVP Global Sales, and COO. He was also formerly COO at Aptus Software and Hortonworks. Raj earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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Adam Prout

Adam Prout

Chief Technology Officer
Adam Prout oversees product architecture and development at MemSQL. He joined MemSQL as a co-founding engineer and previously served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Architect. Adam spent five years as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server where he led engineering efforts on kernel development. Adam holds a bachelor’s and master’s in computer science from the University of Waterloo and is an expert in distributed database systems.
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Jordan Tigani

Jordan Tigani

Chief Product Officer
Jordan Tigani is responsible for both Engineering and Product Management at MemSQL. He helped create Google BigQuery, co-authored two books on the subject, and served in both Engineering and PM Director roles. He also worked in Microsoft Research and the Windows Kernel team, in addition to a sprinkling of star-crossed startups. He earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Harvard and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Washington.
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Manoj Jain

Manoj Jain

Senior Vice President, Finance
Manoj Jain most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer at Financial Engines, a financial technology company that provides fee-based advice using a proprietary technology platforms. He held controller roles at CrowdStrike, SquareTrade, and Marin Software. Previously, he spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Manoj holds a bachelor’s degree from Delhi University.
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Aileen Casanave

Aileen Casanave

Vice President, Head of Legal
Aileen Casanave manages MemSQL’s legal department, global legal and immigration matters, regulatory compliance, and the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to MemSQL, Aileen has held senior legal positions at many Silicon Valley companies, including Jiff, Alation, TIBCO, Sun Microsystems and Lockheed Martin. She received her Bachelors from Vassar College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
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Rick Negrin

Rick Negrin

Vice President, Product Management
Rick Negrin oversees product strategy and management at MemSQL. Prior to MemSQL, he spent 12 years at Microsoft leading teams for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Rick holds a bachelor’s of science in computer engineering from the University of Washington.
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Robert Walzer

Robert Walzer

Vice President, Engineering
Robert Walzer manages the MemSQL engineering team worldwide. He previously served as a software engineer, software engineering manager, and director of engineering at MemSQL. Before MemSQL, Robert completed internships at GE Transportation, Qualcomm, and Intel, and was a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University. Robert holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.
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Board of Directors

Nikita Shamgunov

Nikita Shamgunov

MemSQL
Nikita Shamgunov co-founded our company and serves as co-CEO, having previously served as founding CTO. Nikita formerly worked on core infrastructure systems at Facebook and served as a senior database engineer at Microsoft SQL Server. Nikita holds a PhD in computer science from the National Research University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has been a world medalist in ACM programming contests and has been awarded several patents.
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Raj Verma

Raj Verma

MemSQL
Raj Verma is co-CEO at MemSQL. He brings more than 25 years of global experience in enterprise software and operating at scale. Raj was instrumental in the growth of TIBCO software to over $1 billion in revenue, serving as CMO, EVP Global Sales, and COO. He was also formerly COO at Aptus Software and Hortonworks. Raj earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.
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Bruce Armstrong

Bruce Armstrong

Khosla Ventures
Bruce Armstrong is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on big data and enterprise technology companies. Most recently, Bruce was the president and CEO of PivotLink, a leading provider of SaaS business intelligence applications, and held leadership positions at Kickfire, Sybase, Teradata , and AT&T. Bruce holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Kevin Efrusy

Kevin Efrusy

Accel
Kevin Efrusy joined Accel in 2003 and focuses on software and consumer investments, including Facebook, Groupon, Couchbase, BBN Technologies, and others. He also leads the firm’s Latin America initiatives. Prior to Accel, Kevin founded Corio and served as the first CEO of IronPlanet. Kevin graduated with a bachelor’s in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford, where he currently serves on the Stanford GSB Management Board.
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Suresh Vasudevan

Suresh Vasudevan

Suresh Vasudevan has over 20 years of experience in enterprise technology. Most recently, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Nimble Storage. Suresh spent almost 10 years at NetApp, before becoming the CEO of Omneon. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta.
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Ted Kummert

Ted Kummert

Ted Kummert, MemSQL’s newest board member, is a partner at Madrona Venture Group. He oversaw engineering and business teams for Microsoft’s Application Platform, which included SQL Server and SQL Azure. Ted also recently led Products and Engineering at Apptio, where he drove product development of the company’s Technology Business Management software category. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
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